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Doctor insights on: High Level Liver Enzymes

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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High level liver enzymes (700) negative to hepitats ultra sound n CT both negative jaundice in the eyes 36 yo male please help?

High level liver enzymes (700) negative to hepitats ultra sound n CT both negative jaundice in the eyes 36 yo male please help?

I'm worried: This is wilson's disease until proved otherwise though it's rare. I trust you are off alcohol and all medications, and have been checked for hepatitis a b and c, autoimmune hepatitis, hemochromatosis and antitrypsin deficiency. Other healthtap team members may have other ideas. Hope we find an explanation. ...Read more

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High level liver enzymes jaundice in the eyes and coughing up small amounts of blood with mucas neg to hepatitis a b & c non alcoholic 36 yo male?

High level liver enzymes jaundice in the eyes and coughing up small amounts of blood with mucas neg to hepatitis a b & c non alcoholic 36 yo male?

Many Things: This is serious and you should have further evaluation. Other causes of elevated liver enzymes and jaundice are drugs (antibiotics, herbal products, etc), genetic liver diseases, autoimmune liver diseases, and other viral infections besides abc (like mono). ...Read more

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Why do I have high levels of liver enzymes after the flu and fevers?

Why do I have high levels of liver enzymes after the flu and fevers?

Liver working: Liver cells can be infected by viruses, resulting in the death of these cells and the subsequent leakage of liver enzymes. Alternatively, liver cells produce proteins needed to fight infections, including c-reactive protein and a sedimentation rate. ...Read more

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What would cause a high level of liver enzymes in early pregnancy?

What would cause a high level of liver enzymes in early pregnancy?

ICP: If you have only liver enzyme elevation and the rest of your blood work and exam is ok, you may have intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancym which would resolve after delivery. Gallbladder us and elevated GGT confirm the diagnosis. The combination with the low platelets and elevated blood pressure, or hellp syndrome, is a complication of the severe preeclampsia which needed emergent hospitalisat. ...Read more

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Ace levels high, liver enzymes high, possible sarcoidosis dx, can sarcoidosis cause fatty liver on ultrasound. Dr scheduling liver& lymph biopsy.

Ace levels high, liver enzymes high, possible sarcoidosis dx, can sarcoidosis cause fatty liver on ultrasound.  Dr scheduling liver& lymph biopsy.

Sarcoidosis - Liver: The most common radiographic finding of hepatic sarcoidosis is hepatomegaly. Ultrasound can show diffuse increased homogeneous or heterogeneous echogenicity in hepatic sarcoidosis appearing similar to fatty liver. Focal liver nodules (thought to represent coalescence of small granulomas) can also be seen in hepatic sarcoidosis. Liver involvement by sarcoidosis typically responds well to steroids. ...Read more

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

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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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

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