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Hyperthyroidism High Liver Enzymes
Is it common to have high liver enzymes (alt/ast) with untreated hyperthyroid? I've read conflicting info. Please help.
Not common.: This does not appear to have any consistent association with high alt/ast. Mainly this deals with low TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) and high t4/t3 thyroid hormones. This condition does have an effect on the cells in your body, and causes weight loss and diarrhea, so the liver might be working harder than normal and so some enzymes like alt/ast might be high. See your dr. To be sure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 seem to have an overactive thyroid and elevated liver enzymes, symptoms of graves and Crohn's issues- what can I do now?
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
Depends: High liver enzymes are always a concern. They indicate a inflammatory process occurring which can be viral infection, chemical irritation ie alcohol / meds, or immune reaction. The liver will try and protect itself with fatty deposition with can lead to NALFD. The increase flatulence can indicate a food intolerance or allergy. A extreme food allergy such as celiac/gluten sensitivity can cause ...Read more
Hi I am male 48 u have high liver enzymes high igg and positive Ana twice igg 2126 a month after 2161?
See below: 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, the incomplete results you provided suggest auto-immune liver disease and you should consult a gastroenterologist or liver specialist. ...Read more
Could you tell me if my anxiety meds give me high liver enzymes is there a vitamin to fight that effect?
Elevated Liver enzymes. ALT 126, AST 281. Seeing a gastrolologist Looking at charts. Is this extremely high levels?
I have high liver enzymes, got milk thistle in pills would it harm liver if i take them sense pills are bad for liver?
Not sure it helps...: The medical literature is quite mixed as to the potential value of milk thistle in treating the liver. Lots of things of course cause elevated liver enzymes, & milk thistle certainly may be of little use for many liver diseases. Talk to your liver specialist if herbal products may benefit your particular liver issue. Also, pills per se are not bad for the liver as long as you use the correct drug! ...Read more
Is it a bad idea to take levaquin (levofloxacin) if I have high liver enzymes? I was perscribed because i also have prostatitis
Possibly safe : Levaquin (levofloxacin) undergoes limited metabolism by the liver and a dose adjustment is generally not indicated. Levaquin (levofloxacin) is a generally safe medication as far as the liver is concerned, but rare and even fatal cases of liver failure have been reported. If you suffer from a a medical condition causing elevation in liver enzymes, you should obtain an okay from your doctor prior to starting any new medications. ...Read more
Will adding 1/2 tsp of cinnamon 4 times a week to healthy diet hurt my liver? I already have high liver enzymes, im just trying to eat healthier.
No: Depends on type of cinnamon and how much. The toxic component of some cinnamon species is coumarin which in high doses could lead to liver damage. I would use sri lanka cinnamon over cinnamon cassia or chinese cinnamon as lower levels of coumarin are present. Congrats on wanting to eat healthier!, remember to also avoid all alcohol and tylenol (acetaminophen) products as these damage the liver. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Went to DR with ride side pain and feeling of distention. Was told Liver and Appendix are inflamed. Is this related? I have had high liver enzymes.
Fitz-Hugh-Curtis: There is a syndrome called Fitz-Hugh-Curtis of inflammation in the abdomen that can include the appendix and lining of the liver. It is caused by chlamydia and gonorrhea usually. However, the liver enzymes are usu. normal or slightly elevated. If you have high elevation of liver enzymes over 2 x's normal, hepatitis is more likely. http://www.ccjm.org/content/71/3/233.full.pdf ...Read more
So if im 18 yrs old and having high liver enzymes and health issues that i mentioned, then I should avoid eating whole grain bread with veggies/meat?
You are correct: All carbs raise triglycerides(trig). Trig are made in your liver from the carbs you eat. When your liver has to process too many carbs, it will become fatty and suffer injury in the form of high liver enzymes. It does not matter what kind of carb you eat, whether whole grain, gluten free, organic, ..You must not eat many carbs stick to healthy meats & low starch vegs. Don't overcook meats. ...Read more
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