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Doctor insights on: High Bilirubin High Triglycerides

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Is salmon omega 3 capsules useful in elevated sgpt, sgot, bilirubin's and triglyceride levels?

Is salmon omega 3 capsules useful in elevated sgpt, sgot, bilirubin's and triglyceride levels?

Don't treat labs: Omega-3's have been a massive disappointment in most areas when subjected to scientific testing. Most important is finding WHY these liver tests are up. If it's chronic hepatitis B or C, hemochromatosis, Wilson's, or autoimmune hepatitis, you're going to die if you're not diagnosed & Rx'd. If this is non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, nothing will help as much as getting aerobically fit. ...Read more

Triglyceride (Definition)

Are crucially important, energy-dense, poorly-water-soluble molecules made of 3 fat molecules attached to a glycerol backbone. They are made by all animals, including humans http://goo. Gl/H7mItd, mostly in the liver, as a way of storing energy & transported within fat carrying proteins (lipoproteins). Production & storage ↑es on sugar/carbohydrate LFHC foods driving ↑ LDL-P & ...Read more


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Is high bilirubin always dangerous?

Is high bilirubin always dangerous?

Depends: It depends on the age of the patient and the level of the jaundice. Jaundice in adults is not as dangerous in that the bilirubin (which causes the jaundice) is not damaging, but it can indicate a condition that is (liver failure.) in babies, a high level of bilirubin can lead to a condition where the bilirubin gets into the brain and causes permanent damage to the developing brain cells. ...Read more

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What is considered to be a high bilirubin level?

See below: In an adult a level above 1.0 mg would be considered high. See this site for more info.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/bilirubin/my00094/dsection=results. ...Read more

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What is considered to be a high level of bilirubin?

What is considered to be a high level of bilirubin?

More than 2mg/dl: This number has to be carefully interpreted in the context of other liver tests, clinical context and medical history. ...Read more

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What are the health risks of having high bilirubin levels?

Cause of lesion: Some people have slightly elevated bilirubin, less than 5.0 mg/dL and are none the worse for it. It depends more on why your bilirubin is elevated rather than the level per se. The reasons can be hemolytic anemia, hepatitis, gall stones, cirrhosis and some cancers. ...Read more

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High bilirubin cause itching?

Yes: High bilirubin due to obstruction of biliary tract, i.E, high direct acting bilirubin does cause itching. The itching may be due to bile acids but that is semantics. ...Read more

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What is a high bilirubin level in a newborn?

See below: Bilirubin levels in full term, healthy newborns that may require treatment
serum bilirubin levels age of baby
above 10 mg less than 24 hours old
above 15 mg 24-48 hours old
above 18 mg 49-72 hours old
above 20 mg older than 72 hours
good luck. ...Read more

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High white count low bilirubin low CPK high alt?

High white count low bilirubin low CPK high alt?

It depends: There are dozens of reasons for any one blood test to be above or below the normal value. Blood test need to be interpreted in light of the patients symptoms and physical examination findings. If unsure why a blood test falls outside of the normal range ask your doctor. ...Read more

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Can a high total bilirubin level of 3.0 kill you?

Can a high total bilirubin level of 3.0 kill you?

Usually not: The most common cause is gilberts syndrome a genetic syndrome where a specific liver enzyme it missing. Patients with this syndrome can have elvated bilirubins when fasting or stressed.
They live a normal lifespan and the elevated bilirubin may be protective. There are other causes of elevated bilirubin like gallstones, but you probably should check with your doctor. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for high bilirubin levels?

UV light: Generally, this is a problem with newborns, where they have high bilirubin. In this setting, they are exposed to uv light to decrease it. ...Read more

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My conjugated bilirubin is sky high. What does this mean?

How high?: What is the actual value? What are the results of other tests? How long have you had this abnormality? Lab test results need to be interpreted in the total clinical context. It would be prudent to discuss the matter with the doctor who ordered the lab test. ...Read more

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Bilirubin level was 1.1 during blood count, is that too high?

Bilirubin level was 1.1 during blood count, is that too high?

Not Usually: For many labs that value is normal, or close to normal. However, even when high, isolated elevated bilirubin (no other liver labs are high) is usually due to a condition known as gilbert's syndrome, and is not worrisome. You may find other family members have this as well, as it is genetic. ...Read more

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Dark cloudy urine and high bilirubin (31) young man What is the cause? No other symptoms...

High bilirubin: Dark colored urine and increased bilirubin may be due to some form of hepatitis. Usually it's accompanied by right upper abdominal pain and jaundice-yellow sclera of the eyes. Stool may turn pale clay color. There are multiple causes of hepatitis: viral, obstructive due to blockage in a gall bladder or from some medications. You need to see a doctor for further blood work and abdominal sonogram ...Read more

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Grandpa diagnosed with lungcancer a week back Bilirubin count is very high so they cant start chemo. Can we expect him to be better?

Possibly: With a diagnosis of lung cancer presence of an elevated bilirubin suggests not so much liver disease but metastasis to regional nodes at the porta hepatis An intrahepatic lesion can also bock ducts A stent should be inserted to allow the jaundice to subside and chemo or immunochemo given. Several new drugs including checkpoint inhibitors can be used. ...Read more

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2 tests done in past few months. Total Bilirubin 21 umol/L N < 25 // 1st test showed 25 umol/L. Suggested Gilberts, is 21 high?

Bilirubin high?: F age? : 2 tests done in past few months. Total Bilirubin 21 umol/L N < 25 // 1st test showed 25 umol/L. Suggested Gilberts, is 21 high? ANS: No-if the normal is <25 then 21 is <25 and therefore normal. But discuss with Drs that ordered the test. Gilbert's is inherited problem with bilirubin metabolism of no consequent-mostly. Discuss with your Dr. Go to uptodate. Com for more information. ...Read more

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I take testcypimate I've had blood work and my t count was high as well as my bilirubin level 1.8. Everything else was normal, should I be concered?

Needs follow up: Your testesterone replacement should not get your serum level higher than about 1000 (depending on the lab). It can cause some liver issues that could increase your bilirubin so this does need to be addressed by your doctor, but I would assume cutting back on the replacement will get both things back in range. ...Read more

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What causes high bilirubin?

What causes high bilirubin?

Liver disease: Obstruction of the biliary tract
rbc destruction
drug

and others. ...Read more

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What is a high bilirubin level in adults?

What is a high bilirubin level in adults?

More than ~1.5 mg/dL: Or thereabouts. Whether it means anything is another story. Folks with gilbert's hover between here and maybe 3-4 without being sick. Folks who have hemolysis from illness or extreme athletics run a high bilirubin that's well tolerated. Liver disease and bile duct obstruction are likely to raise bile salts and the jaundice is thus more unpleasant. ...Read more

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What causes high bilirubin levels in teenagers?

What causes high bilirubin levels in teenagers?

Many possibilities: There are many possible causes for high bilirubin, but they all come down to the liver either not processing bilirubin properly or the body producing more bilirubin than the liver can process. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are problems of high bilirubin levels?

Could you tell me what are problems of high bilirubin levels?

How high?: A slightly elevated bilirubin or bilirubin at the upper end of normal is good for you. After that it depends on why the bilirubin is high. Abnormally elevated bilirubin may be due to hemolysis, liver inflammation. Bile duct obstruction, drug and drug effects etc and problem depends on the cause. ...Read more

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Can porphyria cause high bilirubin?

Might occur: Some variants of porphyria can affect the liver and cause abnormal liver testing. You can get answers by analyzing your urinary and serum porphyrin levels, and this could allow interventional approaches to bring under full control. ...Read more

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Can high bilirubin and low B12 somehow be linked?

Yes, could be caused: By incomplete absorption of B12 or not enough B12 in the body. B12 allow red blood cells (RBC) to survive its 120 days; & if there isn't enough, rbc break down and are destroyed producing bilirubin: megaloblastic anemia. Decreased absorption of B12 caused by destruction of parietal cells, causing pernicious anemia. b12 is also stored in the liver so if u have a liver pathology, abnl levels occur. ...Read more

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How can high bilirubin in a 15 year old be treated?

Depends: This would depend on the cause of the high bilirubin. There are many causes, including a benign form called gilbert disease which requires no treatment. I would encourage you to speak with the patient's physician about causes of the abnormal test and treatment options. ...Read more

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What is the effect of high level of total bilirubin?

Brain damage in new: Born. High levels of bilirubin in newborns cause brain damage. In adults it is not the high bilirubin but the cause of bilirubin that is more important. ...Read more

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How is high levels of bilirubin treated for elderly?

How is high levels of bilirubin treated for elderly?

Depends on: The cause. High bilirubin is a symptoms and can be due to many different reasons, e.g., hemolysis, liver inflammation, obstruction of bile ducts and drug effects etc and each requires a different treatment. ...Read more

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Are low iron levels and high bilirubin levels connected?

May be, may be not: Further evaluation is obviously needed. I can't say whether it is related or not without getting more information. In many cases- probably those two are not related. However in a case of colon cancer with metastatic disease to the liver- it can cause both increase of bilirubin level as well as low iron. Go to see your md and discuss further your condition. ...Read more

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Can you tell me which are the risks of having high bilirubin levels?

Don't Rx lab values: Elevated bilirubin is not by itself dangerous (except to babies at high levels). It is a marker for illness but the big picture is the key. Several percent of healthy folks have Gilbert's non-disease with slightly high indirect bilirubin and a tendency to turn yellow if you miss a few meals. Isolated high bilirubin can be a marker for cholestasis from meds or hemolysis from any cause. ...Read more

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Is 2.4mg/dl total bilirubin high? If so, what can be done to lower it?

Yes and it depends: On the cause. 2.4mg/dl is high for total bilirubin. First thing to do is to find out if it is direct or indirect or both types of bilirubin that are elevated. High bilirubin can be due to liver disease, hemolysis, biliary obstruction and the treatment is dictated by the cause of the abnormality. ...Read more

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What are the potential consequences of high bilirubin levels in the blood?

What are the potential consequences of high bilirubin levels in the blood?

Depends: This depends on the cause, level, & type of elevated bilirubin (conjugated vs unconjugated). There are many causes of high bilirubin levels, some of which are relatively benign, and some that may be serious. In some cases, high bilirubin may cause yellowing of the skin/eyes or increased risk for gallstones. In newborns, a significantly high bilirubin is dangerous due to the risk of brain damage. ...Read more

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What does it mean if an adult has very high bilirubin numbers in their blood?

Liver disease: High levels of bilirubin usually result from liver disease. However, there are different types of bilirubins with different implications. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what can be the reason for extremely high values of bilirubins?

See below: Blockage of common bile duct due to stones, pancreatic cancer, viral hepatitis, advanced cirrhosis, and metastatic cancer in the liver some genetic disorders. See this site for more info.
http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/007491.htm. ...Read more

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I have high bilirubin. I'm 23 years old. What does this lead to and how can I prevent it?

Maybe nothing: Many people have elevated bilirubin levels. If there are no other liver abnormalities, it is called gilbert's syndrome. People with this may turn yellow if they get sick. Otherwise, it is completely benign. Have your doctor or a liver specialist check it out. ...Read more

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Bilirubin was high on last exam - 70% indirect, 30% direct. Does ratio sound like anything?

Need actual values: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, it would help to have the actual values. 70% indirect and 30% direct per se are not a problem. If you total bilirubin is higher than 1.2 mg/dL, it would be worth looking into it further. ...Read more

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I just got my blood results back and everything was good but my bilirubin was high what does that mean? And what is bilirubin?

I just got my blood results back and everything was good but my bilirubin was high what does that mean? And what is bilirubin?

Gilbert's: Bilirubin's the green stuff in bile; your liver processes it from broken-down red blood cells. A few percent of people always have a mildly elevated indirect bilirubin from "gilbert's non-disease"; your physician knows how to detect this. If you've ever missed a few meals and turned a bit yellow, you can probably self-diagnose. Trust you're not taking meds that cause cholestasis. Your dr can tell. ...Read more

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Can bilirubin be high if I have an ulcer?

Likely unrelated: Ulcers in the stomach or duodenum are rarely associated with high bilirubin. See this site for more info in peptic ulcer.
http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001255/. ...Read more

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What is a high level of bilirubin for neonate?

What is a high level of bilirubin for neonate?

5mg/dL: Abnormally high bilirubin (hyperbilirubinemia) is defined as bili level of >5mg/dl. However medical treatment is usually started at 15mg/dl. The first line treatment is phototherapy. ...Read more

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Can your bilirubin be high if you have an ulcer?

Yes, with Gilbert's: In all likelihood, particularly if more than 85% of your total bilirubin is unconjugated (bilirubin molecule is not attached to a protein that allows it to "dissolve" in blood) you have gilbert's syndrome. This is present in 2% of americans, who present with episodic jaundice. Often such jaundice occurs at times of stress, fever, fasting. Associated with low gluconyl transferase enzyme levels. ...Read more

Bilirubin (Definition)

Bilirubin is the potentially toxic product of heme metabolism. It is formed by breakdown of heme present in hemoglobin, myoglobin, cytochromes, catalase, peroxidase and tryptophan pyrrolase. Eighty percent of the daily bilirubin production comes from hemoglobin. It requires conversion to a water-soluble form before elimination from the body by ...Read more