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Doctor insights on: High Triglycerides And Alkaline Phosphatase And Hypothyroidism

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Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

The thyroid gland is an endocrine organ located in the front part of the neck. Its role is to make thyroid hormones, which control the way cells use energy. Hyperthyroidism results when the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more


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I have low vitamin d, low alkaline phosphatase, high uric acid and high triglycerides. Is there something that links all of these together?

I have low vitamin d,  low alkaline phosphatase, high uric acid and high triglycerides.  Is there something that links all of these together?

There is some: relationship between low vitamin D and alkaline phosphatase as both influence bone metabolism. But typically dysfunctional bone turnover raises alkaline phosphatase; a low value suggests some impairment of the gall bladder/bile duct/liver system. High uric acid is often genetic, but can be dietary: seafood (scallops/sardines), liver, red meat. Beer/sugary drinks raise uric acid and triglycerides! ...Read more

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My alkaline phosphatase, alp 158. Alt(sgpt) 66. Vldl 62, 6. Triglycerides 313. Wbc 2, 76. Mchc 31, 2. Ne# 1, 50 what should I do ?

My alkaline phosphatase, alp 158. Alt(sgpt) 66. Vldl 62, 6. Triglycerides 313. Wbc 2, 76. Mchc 31, 2. Ne# 1, 50 what should I do ?

Comply with workup: Your physician may ask you to repeat the liver tests off alcohol, Ibuprofen and other meds. If it's still up, you'll be checked for viral and immune hepatitis, hemochromatosis, wilson's, perhaps antitrypsin deficiency; if no diagnosis is forthcoming, and especially if you are ultrasounded and have fat in your liver, you may end up with an rx to get back into some intensive physical fitness. ...Read more

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My husband got his blood test results back and his levels of alkaline phosphatase were high he s a healthy 26 year old who has never had any other problems the week he got blood work done he was on vacation and he had beers almost every day since he was o

Hard to say: If the alkaline phosphatase was high while other liver enzymes were normal, it can indicate many things - gallbladder or bone problems would be high on the list. Additional tests to break down the alk phos and additional tests of liver, gallbladder and bone function can help make a diagnosis. However, it is not uncommon to have mild-moderate elevations of alk phos and never find a cause. ...Read more

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What is considered to be a high alkaline phosphatase level?

What is considered to be a high alkaline phosphatase level?

20-100IU/L: Normal levels in adult are between 20 to 140iu/l.In children and pregnant women levels can be higher up to 350iu?L.Anything above 200iu/l should be investigated. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have high alkaline phosphatase levels, but low bilirubin, high aspartate transaminase?

See a hepatologist: In this setting, an elevated alkaline phosphatase (also known as alk phos), may be an indicator of bile duct obstruction, but can also be elevated in a number of other diseases, including immune injury to the bile ducts, such as primary sclerosing cholangitis or primary biliary cirrhosis. Alk phos can also be elevated in the presence of liver masses and infection. ...Read more

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Suffering from hepatitis a, i still have high levels of alkaline phosphatase and bilirubin. Main problem is severe itching all round the day, ?

Suffering from hepatitis a,  i still have high levels of alkaline phosphatase and bilirubin. Main problem is  severe itching all round the day, ?

Yes: The elevated bilirubin is what causes the itching. The bilirubin is deposited in the skin, that is what makes you yellow, and it itches. There is nothing you can do except wait until your liver gets better and the bilirubin drops down to normal. In the meantime, taking an antihistamine might help, but you have to watch for sedation. Talk to your doctor about that. ...Read more

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Husband got test results he has high alkaline phosphatase. He had a beer every day before his blood tests because he was on vacation. Can that affect?

No: Slightly high alk phos without other abnormalities is seldom worth following up. If it's nonfasting, it means exactly nothing. If it's fasting, it still probably means nothing. Some folks just run it high. Reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthies are outside on either end. ...Read more

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Medicine for high alkaline phosphatase levels?

Wrong approach: Alkaline phosphatase is a lab value to tell a physician what is happening, not a medical problem to treat. It can be high just because you're growing (teens tend to be maybe 5x the upper limit of the reference range). About 5% of older folks have a high alk phos for "no reason", presumably paget's of the bone that never becomes evident; nonfasting samples may have it from the intestine. ...Read more

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What is considered a high alkaline phosphatase value?

Above 140IU/L: The normal range is 20 to 140 iu/l in adult. ...Read more

Triglyceride (Definition)

Fats from animal products contain these molecules which are made of three fat chains attached to a molecule called glycerol. They circulate in the blood stream and are used as building blocks and repair materials by your cells. Too many of them can contribute to plaque build ...Read more


Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Alkaline Phosphatase (Definition)

The normal range is 20 to 140 iu/l.[12] high levels can indicate active bone formation occurring as alp is a byproduct of osteoblast activity (such as the case in paget's disease of bone). Levels are also elevated in people with untreated celiac ...Read more