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Doctor insights on: Hypothyroid Increased Alkaline Phosphatase

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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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Foods to treat low alkaline phosphatase?

Foods to treat low alkaline phosphatase?

Not a problem: Low alk phos is never a problem. Reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthies arbitrarily fall outside. I'm glad you're interested in your labs but don't worry about this. ...Read more

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What could cause abnormal levels of alkaline phosphatase?

What could cause abnormal levels of alkaline phosphatase?

Bone diseae/gallblad: Alkaline phosphotase is elevated in diseaes of gall bladder/liver or diseases of bones. ...Read more

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Why would my plasma alkaline phosphatase levels be raised?

Many Causes: Alk. Phosphatase is an enzyme released into the blood by either liver, bone, kidney, placenta ( if you are pregnant). Need more lab work to find out the cause. Also get a check up with your doc. ...Read more

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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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Taking primidone and alkaline phosphatase is going up. Do I care?

Taking primidone and alkaline phosphatase is going up. Do I care?

Alk Phos: While Primidone may be the culprit, bone or liver disease must be ruled out. I would recommend a fractionated alk phos (shows which isoenzyme is elevated) and then proceed accordingly -- you may benefit from a right upper quadrant ultrasound (if liver isoenzyme is elevated) or a bone scan (if bone isoenzyme is elevated). ...Read more

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Can you tell me what alkaline phosphatase level in the liver mean?

Can you tell me what alkaline phosphatase level in the liver mean?

If high...: It's a marker for slow or obstructed bile flow somewhere in the liver. It's also up in later pregnancy, any situation with growing or healing bone, and in many folks simply from a nonfasting specimen. ...Read more

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What does it mean when alkaline phosphatase, MCV, MCH & MCHC are elevated?

Mixed bag: ALP is a liver (or bone) enzyme; MCV; MCH and MCHC refer to size and color of red blood cells as in macrocytic (big red cell) anemia - given your conditions and meds, I would ask your doctor if you may have a B12 or Folic Acid deficiency ...Read more

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I am 19 years old with an alkaline phosphatase level of 160. Is this normal ?

Stop worrying: Unless there is something else obviously wrong, the fact that your alk phos is slightly above the range for most (not all) apparently healthy middle-aged sedentary people shouldn't bother you. You may even still be growing, or might be one of those folks whose alk-phos is up on a non-fasting specimen. ...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