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How Tylenol Affects Liver Enzymes
Took 500mg of tylenol at 1pm Rarely take tylenol or drink alcohol but want to drink a few drinks at 7pm Liver enzymes normal 2 days ago. Will it be ok?
Women are more susceptible to the toxic effects of Tylenol and alcohol. Alcohol is a poison and it never did any body any good, ever, so stay away from it.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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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
I'm taking Tylenol (acetaminophen) 4 for chronic pain. I take 120mg daily. My liver enzyme is a little elevated. What other med would be similar to Tylenol (acetaminophen) 4?
Elevated liver enzymes, (no alcohol, no tylenol) bright to dull red blood and mucus in stool. Should I worry?
Need more evaluation: Yes, the combination of abnormal liver enzymes (not attributable to alcohol) and GI bleeding raises considerable concern. There are many possibilities here, but comprehensive lab work and endoscopic testing will clarify your diagnosis & needed treatment. In the meantime, please avoid nsaid's or Aspirin (unless medically prescribed), & let your doctor know you want to move your testing along. ...Read more
Can high liver enzymes lead to pancreatic cancer? Can't take aspirin for headaches, take fiorcet, has acetaminophen take 6 times a day!
My liver enzymes & alkaline phosphates are very high in liver & bones & at one time for 5 years took 60 lorcets (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) a day. What could be wrong with me?
What do you suggest if my liver enzymes & alkaline phosphates are very high in liver & bones & at one time for 5 years took 60 lorcets (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) a day. What's wrong?
How can I lower liver enzymes that are high in count due to trying to overdose on tylenol (acetaminophen)?
It will take a while: Tylenol (acetaminophen) damages the liver. That is why the liver enzymes are hot. Deliver does have the ability to regenerate. This will take time and there's very little you can do to expedite this. Proper nutrition rest and exercise will help with good hydration. ...Read more
What is the ama accepted dosage for tylenol (acetaminophen) and for how long with liver enzymes check every 90 days?
Tylenol (acetaminophen): According to the fda it was no more than 4gm per day. The american pain society suggests no more than 2.5gm per day. The fda has lowered the daily maximum to 2.5gm per day. Enzymes do not need to be checked at all unless you have had hepatitis, drink alcohol, use illicit chemicals, smoke, etc... ...Read more
My ALT Liver enzymes are slightly elevated. Is there cause for concern. I do have Dsyautonomia, Dr is checking gallbladder, take Tylenol (acetaminophen) occasionally?
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 have helped to know the actual value and also the results of other liver function tests. However, it would be safer to no use Tylenol (acetaminophen). You may take Ibuprofen instead.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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What will happen when you take tylenol (acetaminophen) and have elevated ALT and AST liver enzymes?
My doctor told me I have elevated liver enzymes. She said lay off tylenol (acetaminophen) and alcohol. Is this something I have to do for the rest of my life?
What can cause liver enzymes to increase significantly? I'm a healthy female except overweight & low vitamin d. I don't drink alcohol or use tylenol (acetaminophen).
Liver enzymes: Liver performs many functions, one of which is processing meds/drugs/supplements/food additives/etc. Any of those can raise liver enzymes. High blood lipids & diabetes can lead to fatty infiltration. Viral illnesses like hav, hbv, hcv, ebv, & others can affect liver enzymes. Benign or malignant growths in the liver can elevate enzymes. Fp will want to work up this condition to find cause. ...Read more
Usually liver cell: Injury. Liver enzymes are elevated whenever there is injury to liver cells. Common causes are alcohol intake, hepatitis c infection and side effects of medications. All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the test is usually in the best position to do that. ...Read more
Possib. Liver injury: Depending on which enzymes are elevated, and the degree of elevation, high liver enzymes can signal different health conditions ranging from alcohol-induced injury to viral hepatitis to fibrosis to cirrhosis or even liver cancer. Because of the variable causes of liver enzyme elevation, it is important to consult a physician as to the specific cause and the specific treatment regimen indicated. ...Read more
They may: It is not unusual for patients to have slight elevations in their liver enzymes with gall stones. This is probably caused by sub clinical inflammation in the gall bladder. Significant elevations are seen in acute cholecystitis and elevation of the bilirubin can be due due common duct stones with obstruction. ...Read more
Maybe: If the cause isn't active -- for example, a cirrhotic who has an alcoholic past but is now abstinent -- the liver enzymes may be normal. Usually at least one liver function test is abnormal in a cirrhotic or precirrhotic. ...Read more
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
Don't Rx a lab: Instead of 'curing' a lab value, find the cause. This may be your warning that you're drinking too much, taking a medicine that's wrong for you, have hepatitis B / C / hemochromatosis / Wilson's / autoimmune hepatitis (all of which are treatable, life-or-death illnesses) or just need to get back into physical fitness. ...Read more
Depends. Check w/MD: Hepatitis means liver inflammation-lots of causes, including several viruses, parasites, drugs, toxins, alcohol, immunologic, pregnancy associated changes, etc. May have symptoms, e.g. Nausea, poor appetite, weight loss, abnormal physical, e.g. Jaundice, abdominal fluid, altered mental status, etc. Some are self limited; others can lead to chronic disease, cirrhosis, liver failure. Check with md. ...Read more
Metallic taste: Although it is possible for liver disease to cause a metallic taste in the mouth, it is not a very common or usual symptom of elevated liver tests. There are many other less serious possible reasons for that metallic taste, including medications, supplements, poor oral hygiene, and infection. You should see your primary care doctor for further evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more
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