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Doctor insights on: Green Tea And High Liver Enzymes

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Does drinking green tea make your liver enzymes increase?

Does drinking green tea make your liver enzymes increase?

Not with tea: Not if you are just drinking conventional green tea, without any other additives. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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Per recent bloodwork my already elevated liver enzymes doubled in the last year. Could recently starting green coffee bean extract be the cause?

Per recent bloodwork my already elevated liver enzymes doubled in the last year. Could recently starting green coffee bean extract be the cause?

Maybe, among others: Lots of possible causss. That might be a factor. Check with doc if infectious, meds, toxic, immune, other causes need to be looked at. ...Read more

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What can cause extremely high liver enzymes?

What can cause extremely high liver enzymes?

Many causes: Usually some form of acute hepatitis or liver injury. Common causes are viruses, medications and fulminant hepatitis, a serious condition that can require liver transplant. ...Read more

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What food to eat to lower high liver enzymes?

What food to eat to lower high liver enzymes?

Avoid carbs: The most common cause of elevated liver enzymes is called non-alcoholic fatty liver. It helps to avoid carbs. Avoid sugars (especially fruit juice, baked goods, sodas) and starches (like flour, rice, potatoes) and see if you can walk 20-30 minutes a day. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to lower high liver enzymes?

Depends on cause: Alcohol intake is a common cause or elevated liver enzymes. If you drink, stop entirely. Other common causes are viral hepatitis, side effects of drugs and heart failure. It is not an issue for self diagnosis or self treatment. Please consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Is there any way to reduce abnormally high liver enzymes?

Is there any way to reduce abnormally high liver enzymes?

Depends on the cause: Avoid alcohol, lose weight, avoid any medications that may damage the liver. Treat the cause of the liver tests to be elevated. ...Read more

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Can you please just explain to me what it means to have high liver enzymes?

Can you please just explain to me what it means to have high liver enzymes?

Function compromised: The liver metabolized hundreds of metabolites in the body. If the liver is over-burdened, poisoned, infected, or replaced by tumor, it can result in elevation of liver enzymes (sgot, sgpt, alkaline phosphatase, bilirubin). Something as simple as have 3 glasses of wine can cause elevation, but a hepatitis an is much more serious. The cause of elevation needs to be identified. ...Read more

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What are the risks of having very high liver enzymes levels?

Depends on the: Reason for the elevation of enzymes. The common causes are alcohol intake, viral hepatitis, medication side effects and auto-immune disorders. The common risk is cirrhosis and liver failure. Visit this site for more info.
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/elevated-liver-enzymes/my00508. ...Read more

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Does high liver enzymes always mean hepatitis b?

Does high liver enzymes always mean hepatitis b?

No: High liver enzymes can be due to meny causes and do not always mean hepatitis b. ...Read more

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Can Celiac disease cause very high liver enzymes?

Depends!: Elevated liver enzymes can be due to a number of different conditions. They can even be elevated temporarily for no reason, & fall to normal the next time it is checked. Are you on any meds? Do you feel bad? There isn't enough info to give you a decent answer. Give a little more history, and add any meds or other medical problems that you have in your health history and it will help us answer ...Read more

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Why am i nauseous with high liver enzymes and diabetes?

Why am i nauseous with high liver enzymes and diabetes?

See your doctor: Nausea could be symptom of uncontrolled dm or liver diease. Often people who are overweight and have diabetes will develop fatty liver which causes high liver enzymes but hepatitis and other diseases should be ruled out as well. ...Read more

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Can high liver enzymes occur if my pancreas is going bad?

Can high liver enzymes occur if my pancreas is going bad?

Yes: Elevated lfts with a predominant rise in alp is suggestive of damage or obstruction of the biliary tree (which disrupts the flow of bile out of the liver, called cholestasis). There are a number of conditions that can cause this, including a stone in the common bile duct (choledocholithiasis), cancer of the head of the pancreas, primary sclerosing cholangitis, primary biliary cirrhosis. ...Read more

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Is it possible for too much sex to cause high liver enzymes in blood?

Is it possible for too much sex to cause high liver enzymes in blood?

Unlikely: Never heard of that one. High liver enzymes can be caused by a number of things including medications, too much alcohol, drugs, trauma to the liver and infections like hepatitis. Never heard of sex causing elevation of liver enzymes though. ...Read more

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Low iron, high liver enzymes, high absolute monocytes count. Any correlation?

No: The absolute monocyte count seldom tells us much in isolation. If by "low iron" you mean a low serum iron, you need it interpreted; if by "low iron" you mean a low hemoglobin / hematocrit, you are anemic and this is serious. High liver enzymes require a workup for alcohol and drug toxicity, hepatitis, hemochromatosis, wilson's & others. Never focus just on labs. ...Read more

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I got blood work, and it came back with high liver enzymes. Should i be worried?

I got blood work, and it came back with high liver enzymes. Should i be worried?

Need more info: What are the actual results? Elevated liver enzymes may be due to alcohol intake, infection with hepatitis viruses, medication side effects and more. Please consult your doctor for proper evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have high liver enzymes in blood if its another part in your body messing up not your liver?

Is it possible to have high liver enzymes in blood if its another part in your body messing up not your liver?

Yes.: Depending on the underlying illness, many things can directly or indirectly affect the liver. For example, sepsis or becterial infection of the bloodstream can cause fever, chills, and ultimately, multi-organ failure exemplified by the liver and kidneys. Liver function tests go up frequently in situations like this. Cancer is another example, and any bile duct block, like gallstones can do it. ...Read more

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What can I eat to minimize my high liver enzymes? I have fatty liver and higher liver enzymes (50+) but only 5 kg more than normal?

Liver?: What important is to avoid alcohol, since if u did not have hepatitis most likely u elevated lft is related to alcohol, and let u doctor know. Since some medication can do that too. ...Read more

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What causes high liver enzymes and low blood sugar?

What causes high liver enzymes and low blood sugar?

Liver and sugar: High liver enzymes can arise from a number of conditions and you need to see your doctor very soon.
How low is your low blood sugar? How often do you measure your blood sugar?
What diabetes medication are you using?
Put this all together and you MUST see your doctor! ...Read more

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What will high potassium levels and high liver enzymes cause?

What will high potassium levels and high liver enzymes cause?

Worrisome: The high potassium may be from cell breakdown. The liver enzymes can be related to liver cells but can also come from muscle sources.
Please see your doctor regarding possible muscle cell breakdown as the cause of the findings you mention above. ...Read more

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What do high liver enzymes mean?

What do high liver enzymes mean?

Depends . . .: It depends upon which liver enzymes were elevated. High bilirubin suggests blockage or obstruction of the biliary tract. High alt & ast suggest fatty liver or excess alcohol consumption. High protein may be multiple myeloma. Toxic amounts of Acetaminophen (tylenol) can also elevate liver enzymes. Ask physician who ordered test for his/her interpretation & what to do next (possibly ultrasound). ...Read more

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What can I do for high liver enzymes?

See doctor: If you have high liver enzymes and more importantly if it is persistent, you need to see a physician for further evaluation and testing. ...Read more

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Could you die from high elevated liver enzymes?

Yes: If the numbers are extremely high it could be a sign of full on liver failure. The numbers don't kill you. It's the fact that the liver isn't working at all. ...Read more

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I have elevated liver enzymes, what is too high?

Depends on cause: This all depends on the reason that your liver enzymes are elevated. It is important to try to determine te cause. ...Read more

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When are high liver enzymes considered dangerous?

Body Detoxifier: Elevated liver enzymes could mean you have hepatitis from some causes like virus, drugs or alcohol or other chemicals. Your liver could be weakened and not be able to detoxify our bodies of unwanted metabolites and then the whole body gets sick. So take care of yourself and talk to your doctor for specific diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about this with high liver enzymes?

Find the cause: Probably one of the following -- alcohol, some medication you're allergic to, hepatitis B or C, hemochromatosis, Wilson's, autoimmune hepatitis, antitrypsin deficiency, being overweight / not exercising. All are manageable, and all are danger to your life. Don't 'treat a lab value'. Get to the cause. This would be a great time to get trim & fit regardless. ...Read more

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What are physical symptoms of having high liver enzymes?

Several: Liver enzyme elevation can result in several things, depending on which enzymes and how high. For example, itching as a result of high bilirubin levels; rashes may be seen; nausea and vomiting; diarrhea, etc. So, depending on which enzyme is elevated and to what extent will determine the symptoms. Usually 2-4 x normal does not give symptoms. ...Read more

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Elevated liver enzymes, what is too high, how can I tell?

If you must ask...: If you must ask they're too high. Liver enzyme elevations are not dangerous in themselves but are markers for serious disease that needs treatment. Hepatitis b ; c, hemochromatosis, wilson's, autoimmune hepatitis and non-alcoholic fatty liver are all capable of killing a person, but manageable if detected. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to lower high liver enzymes, please help me?

Find the cause: Probably one of the following -- alcohol, some medication you're allergic to, hepatitis B or C, hemochromatosis, Wilson's, autoimmune hepatitis, antitrypsin deficiency, being overweight / not exercising. All are manageable, and all are danger to your life. Don't 'treat a lab value'. Get to the cause. This would be a great time to get trim & fit regardless. ...Read more

Enzyme (Definition)

An enzyme causes the transformation of a compoond to another compound. In living structures, it is the transformation of a protein to another form. An example is from an inactive state ...Read more