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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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How long will it takes to lower my liver enzymes? Current reading is 160. I follow my doctors advice of proper diet and lots of water. Fish oil ok?

How long will it takes to lower my liver enzymes? Current reading is 160. I follow my doctors advice of proper diet and lots of water. Fish oil ok?

Depends on cause: And level of elevated liver enzyme tests. Viral hepatitis, drugs, toxins, alcohol, gallstones, trauma, and NASH are all possibilities. If you can reverse the underlying condition, your tests should return to normal in a few weeks too few months. Sometimes, though, you can't cure the underlying condition so fast. ...Read more

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How do I lower liver enzyme levels?

How do I lower liver enzyme levels?

What is the cause?: The treatment will depend on the cause. Liver enzymes can be elevated in a case of acute hepatitis, in hepatitis c (acute and chronic), in drug overdose (tylenol, alchol etc), drug related (some statin /cholesterol medication, chemotherapy etc); red blood cell destruction (hemolysis) ;liver failure etc. You need to know why, before you can do something about it. Talk to your doctor in detail. ...Read more

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Foods that lower liver enzymes levels?

Foods that lower liver enzymes levels?

It depends: It depends on the reason for elevation. For example if its caused by alcoholism then simply avoiding alcohol is good. If its caused by "fatty liver disease" then following weight loss diet and losing weight might help you with that .... ...Read more

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Is there a medication I could take to lower my liver enzyme levels?

Is there a medication I could take to lower my liver enzyme levels?

You need: To find out the cause of the enzyme elevation. There are treatments if it is a virus, and youshould steer clear of alcohol if that is a potential cause and until one is found, but many medications can cause the "trans-aminitis". No heal-all for this serious finding need to see an internist/hepatologist. ...Read more

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How to lower elevated liver enzymes fast?

Need to know reason: For the elevated enzymes. Common causes of elevated liver enzymes are alcohol intake, hepatitis virus infection, reaction to medications. The action to be taken depends on the reason for the enzyme elevation. This is not an issue for self diagnosis or self treatment, please consult with your doctor. ...Read more

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How fast do elevated liver enzymes lower?

How fast do elevated liver enzymes lower?

Depends: It depends on how much high the levels are, in thousands or hundreds ; what is the cause- medication or liver disease? How much is the liver damage? What are other co-existing medical conditions? The patient's prognosis! Thanks. Please read jaundice http://doctorrajput. Com thanks. ...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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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

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How long is it supposed to it take for liver enzymes to normalize after obstaining from alcohol?

How long is it supposed to it take for liver enzymes to normalize after obstaining from alcohol?

Depends on the : Extent of damage to the liver. Acute effects of alcohol usually dissipate in about two weeks, and almost completely in three months. However, if liver damage has resulted in fibrosis and early cirrhosis, the damage may not be reversible. ...Read more

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Recent labs showed Liver enzymes elevated should I stop any medications? What can I take to help lower the enzymes?

High liver enzymes: 28 F just found high liver enzymes. Asks should I stop medications?
This will depend on the medications and the cause of the liver problem.

Check with your team as they know you best. ...Read more

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Mild diffuse fatty infiltration liver enzymes will raise and lower and raise again is this normal or does it mean it's getting worse? Is this nafld

Mild diffuse fatty infiltration liver enzymes will raise and lower and raise again is this normal or does it mean it's getting worse? Is this nafld

Abnormal Liver test: If you are truly having nafld, liver associated enzymes can be fluctuated. However, make sure you have thorough liver work up to assure you do not have other liver diseases, specifically viral hepatitis. ...Read more

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How can I lower my liver enzyme? What foods shall I eat? What food supplement? Thanks

How can I lower my liver enzyme? What foods shall I eat? What food supplement? Thanks

It depends: First, you need to learn why your liver enzymes are elevated. This can come from many causes, including alcohol abuse, hepatitis, and even some food supplements. Your doctor can help you determine the cause of your elevated liver enzymes, and select treatments from there. Whole foods (especially organic, non-pesticide containing vegetables & fruits, lean proteins, & healthy fats) are essential. ...Read more

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Is 1.6 mg/dl bilirubin level normal if all other liver enzyme are normal. No yellowness of skin. How to lower it?

Is 1.6 mg/dl bilirubin level normal if all other liver enzyme are normal. No yellowness of skin. How to lower it?

Need investigation: You may wish to repeat the test to make sure the result is correct. Bilirubin of 1.6 is elevated and it can be due to many causes, some harmless and others requiring treatment. You need to see your doctor to rule out conditions that may require treatment. See this site for more info.

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003479.htm. ...Read more

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What medical condition will elevate liver enzymes and decrease wbc?

More than one: Viral infection of the liver will raise liver enzymes and may be associated with leukopenia. An enlarged spleen with liver disease may cause leukopenia due to excessive destruction and elevated enzymes from liver disease like cirrhosis. ...Read more

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If im taking statin pills and my liver enzymes are elevated is it dangerous? What will it do in the long run?

It depends: Mild elevation of liver enzymes is common and usually not serious. However large elevations (which are rare) should prompt discontinuation of the drug. A review of your baseline cholesterol and your risk factors for coronary or other vascular disease is needed. Talk to your doctor! ...Read more

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How long after you stop drinking do liver enzymes go down and altered blood protiens return to normal?

How long after you stop drinking do liver enzymes go down and altered blood protiens return to normal?

Depends on severity: Depends on severity and other co-morbid factors that may affect your liver disease. The pattern of blood tests you describe sounds like your best advice is to stop drinking all together & for good (particularly if liver disease is advanced or has progressed to cirrhosis). Please consider the long-term consequences of heavy alcohol intake (and not just on the liver), even if only binge drinking. ...Read more

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How long does it take for blood counts and liver enzymes to return to normal after stopping imuran (azathioprine)?? And how long will side effects reverse?

How long does it take for blood counts and liver enzymes to return to normal after stopping imuran (azathioprine)?? And how long will side effects reverse?

Within 1-3 months: Imuran (azathioprine) is a drug used to suppress the immune system in many diseases. Monitoring liver function tests is used to detect hepatotoxicity, generally defined as elevated AST/ALT greater than twice normal. Dose reduction or split dosing, or use of allopurinol may minimize hepatoxicity, but the vast majority of patients will reverse the liver injury within 1-3 months after discontinuation of Imuran (azathioprine) ...Read more

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Had to stop Trazadone cold turkey elevated liver enzymes. Terrible insomnia. How long does it last?

Had to stop Trazadone cold turkey elevated liver enzymes. Terrible insomnia. How long does it last?

Other relief availab: The Trazadone is one medication which you can stop and it will leave the body completely within 4-6 weeks. However, there are other medications that can help you sleep and remain calm that can be taken while the Trazadone is leaving your body; sublingual Melatonine can be taken for example. ...Read more

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What can be done or taken by early pre b lukemia patient to increase WBC and lower liver enzymes during chemtherapy?

What can be done or taken by early pre b lukemia patient to increase WBC and lower liver enzymes during chemtherapy?

Both are most: Likely a due to the chemotherapy that was prescribed for all. There are supportive care interventions, but the main strategy is tincture of time. ...Read more

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I just stop take INH after two months; doctors order, liver enzymes went sky rocks AST 218 ALT 256 how long this enzymes going to back down?

Mgt: I would suggest a follow up test in two months and the values should be normal/close to normal.
If you are experiencing symptoms such as pain, jaundice, nausea, please see your physician. ...Read more

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For 6 months, I've been feeling pain in my lower back. My liver enzyme test came back high- AST 47 & ALT 71. Is it related? Could it b my kidneys?

For 6 months, I've been feeling pain in my lower back. My liver enzyme test came back high- AST 47 & ALT 71. Is it related? Could it b my kidneys?

Need more info: Low back pain has many causes most commonly muscle spasm, spinal problem kidney problem. I doubt that your liver is the problem. More info is needed along with a through physical exam. ...Read more

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How long does it take for liver enzyme levels to go back to normal after taking 1 dose of azithromycin (4x250mg)?

How long does it take for liver enzyme levels to go back to normal after taking 1 dose of azithromycin (4x250mg)?

Need Further Work-Up: It is very rare, for Azithromycin to cause liver problems, but it has been reported. Given its long 1/2 life (it stays in your system a long time), if you are one of these rare cases it could be awhile. That said it is rare and an eval for other reasons for the abnl LFTs is needed, especially since the dose you took is usually for STDs and some of these also cause abn LFT's. Need a full work up. ...Read more

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Can fatty liver increase and decrease liver enzymes all the time? Alt 110 AST 50 alp 103.... Bilirubin is 1.15 and direct 0.12

Can fatty liver increase and decrease liver enzymes all the time? Alt 110 AST 50 alp 103.... Bilirubin is 1.15 and direct 0.12

Yes: Liver elevations in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease rise and fall unpredictably. I trust hepatitis c and medication allergy have been ruled out. It's not widely known, but a key to managing non-alcoholic fatty liver is aerobic fitness -- think about increasing your commitment to an athletic lifestyle. ...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