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How To Lower Ast And Alt Levels
Seek cause.: Before figuring out how to lower your AST and ALT, we'd need to know why they're elevated. An investigation into liver pathology is in order. ...Read more
I have acute autoimmune hepitatis. Does apple cider vinegar help lower aklaline levels AST and alt?
Elevated liver tests: Autoimmune hepatitis is when the body's immune system attacks the liver causing it to be inflamed. When liver cells are inflamed enzymes that normally live inside the cells leak out and can be measure in the blood. The treatments for the inflamed liver is anti-inflammatory medication and not apple cider vinegar. ...Read more
Lots of things: This is beyond our 400 character limit. Talk to your doctor. He/she will examine you and possibly run tests to find out. ...Read more
Beer & liver: One a day, not likely.Get a more detailed answer ›
My AST and ALT levels are extremely high. I'm 20, a non drinker and just had a baby a month ago. Should I be concerned?
I was waiting forr an appt to finish the last part of root canal. Could AST and ALT levels risee from this? Alt 188 aast 83
No relationship: I don't see any relationship between having rct performed and alt \ ast levels. Having said that, there may be a relationship between your medical conditions, if any, along with any medications that you are taking. If you are concerned, speak to your dentist and physician for a more detailed answer as they both have more information on you available to them. ...Read more
AST and ALT. Levels 100-200. Acute hep panel (all negative). What should be done next? My pcp hasn't said what she wants to do next. Please help! Thx
Yes: Either or both can cause elevated ast and alt levels. ...Read more
What can I do to lower AST and ALT after being doubled after one month of isotrentinoin (Claravis)? I don't drink alcohol.
Sweet...: Eat sweet natural things....liver loves it, If obese loose weight. Avoid unnecessary medications....even tylanol. ...Read more
I have high AST and ALT levels. I was referred to a rheumatologist. All other tests came back normal. Is this the correct doctor to see?
Gastroenterologist: A Gastroenterologist would be a more relevant specialist to address liver function abnormality. ...Read more
I'm concerned about my AST and ALT levels ALT is qii AST is 85. My doc thinks its from the Lipitor (atorvastatin) I was on crestor before and switched. Advise?
Abnormal LFT: Both Lipitor (atorvastatin) and Crestor can caused lft to be elevated; however they are not the only things that cause that. Alcoholic beverages, hepatitis, malignancy etc... Can imflame the liver, if lft are still abnormal after stopping these meds (lipitor/crestor), your doctor may want to run other tests to evaluate the cause of the liver function abnormality. ...Read more
Hello, what could cause elevated t. Bili (2.4) with normal AST and ALT levels (25/ 28 respectively?) I have had some oily loose stools also recently.
Will Valium and alcohol affect your alk phos, AST and ALT levels when a liver function test is performed. Alkphos29, alt110, ast38 bilirubin dir 0.4?
Liver function tests: Although valium is metabolized by the liver, it does not increase or decrease liver enzyme activity. Alcohol, on the other hand, depending on the amount consumed & frequency of consumption, can significantly elevate liver enzyme levels to a lesser or greater degree. Your alt is about 4 x normal; ast & direct bilirubin r minimally elevated; alk phos is ok. Tylenol (acetaminophen) can also affect liver enzymes. ...Read more
I took ibuprofen for teeth pain. About 4 a day would this affect AST and ALT levels. Alt is 83 and ALT is 188 im 49 yo female?
Do you drink?: Alcoholic intake is a common cause or elevated liver enzymes. You may wish to stop taking alcohol entirely and repeat the tests in 3 months. You may also wish to be tested for hepatitis. Please note that all lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and your doctor is in the best position to do that, as there are other causes of elevation of liver enzymes. ...Read more
Liver enymes: It is time for a full comprehensive medical exam with bloodwork and liver monitoring. I think your sternum and coccyx pain are not related; however must be examined too. Do not ignore these issues. ...Read more
Hi I have just had a blood test done and high levels of AST and ALT. What does this mean? What should I do?
It depends..: It depends on exactly how high they are and what your doctor felt on examination of your liver (did he/she feel it was enlarged/painful?). Sometimes this can mean you have viral or autoimmune hepatitis, toxicity from drugs or other toxins, alcoholic liver disease, and a list of other possibilities. You need to have a serious discussion about this with your treating physician to discuss next steps. ...Read more
Lupus patient- last round of tests show abnormally high bilirubin levels and abnormally low AST and ALT. What would cause this and what would it mean?
You may have a "blockage" of your liver ducts due to your Lupus or one of the medication you are taking!
This needs further study ASAP
A Rheumatologist should be consulted
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more
Let's find out: If you have to ask, the liver enzymes may well be up because of your drinking. If they go down to healthy ranges on two weeks of abstinence, it's your wake-up call and time to find other ways to enjoy yourself without alcohol. If not, look for some other treatable cause -- hepatitis, hemochromatosis, wilson's, medication effect. ...Read more
What does a blood panel for bilirubin, alp, ast, and ALT look like with parasitic infection? What about vitamin/mineral levels?
Had a medical checkup recently. Ast and ALT was 260 and 147 respectively. What can I do to lower this? Can muscle ache after exercise cause that?
See details: First of all, one needs to determine the cause of the elevated values. The source could be either liver or muscle. Then one can determine the best therapy. You cannot do this by yourself. Speak with the doctor who ordered the tests. ...Read more
High ALT/AST: These are liver enzymes that are elevated in various conditions such as viral hepatitis, drug toxicity, inherited conditions, and even cancer. You should see your doctor to find out the cause. However, the most common cause may be fatty liver: http://www. Laendo. Net/english/fatty-liver-75894941. ...Read more
Liver issues: These are two liver enzymes. They are elevated in the blood when one has effects either from liver disease like hepatitis (viral) or with chemicals (chemical hepatitis). Alcohol would cause a chemical hepatitis as would certain ingested items like medications. There is a condition called auto-immune hepatitis that can cause this as well. There are many more causes of alterations of these two. ...Read more
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