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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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How should I lower my alkaline phosphatase?

How should I lower my alkaline phosphatase?

Elevated Alk Phos: Question would be why is your alkaline phosphatase elevated ? ? If the levels are abnormal, there is usually a reason. Treating the symptoms without understanding why you have an elevated level is counter-productive. You should see your primary care physicians and have labs re-checked. If it's persistently high, then there should be referral to a rheumatologist or orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Medicine for high alkaline phosphatase levels?

Medicine for high alkaline phosphatase levels?

Wrong approach: Alkaline phosphatase is a lab value to tell a physician what is happening, not a medical problem to treat. It can be high just because you're growing (teens tend to be maybe 5x the upper limit of the reference range). About 5% of older folks have a high alk phos for "no reason", presumably paget's of the bone that never becomes evident; nonfasting samples may have it from the intestine. ...Read more

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Alkaline phosphatase elevated should I be concerned?

Depends: This depends on how elevated the levels are and whether you have any associated conditions (for example, pregnancy) which are known to cause elevated levels. Talk to your doctor for more information. ...Read more

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What are the causes for elevated alkaline phosphatase?

Liver bone & GB: Liver disease, bone disease and gallbladder are most common. However an elevated alk phos does not absolutely mean there is a true disease present. ...Read more

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Need help. Is 150 u/l alkaline phosphatase really high?

It depends: Alkaline phosphatase comes from different sources and depending on the site of the lesion, it may be really high. Please note that 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

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What if your liver is producing too much alkaline phosphatase?

What if your liver is producing too much alkaline phosphatase?

It doesn't : Liver does not produce alkaline phosphatase. Instead it is elevated in conditions where inflammation / injury to te liver or bike ducts are occurring. ...Read more

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What are the signs the your liver is producing too much alkaline phosphatase?

What are the signs the your liver is producing too much alkaline phosphatase?

There are none.: An elevated alkaline phosphatase is a blood test lab finding. If elevated, could be liver, gall bladder or bone problem. If there is only a mild elevation with all other blood tests being normal, it is possible that there is no problem, and just follow up with repeat blood testing. As usual, don't self- or internet-diagnose. Every american needs a good pcp/team to turn to. (my mantra). ...Read more

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Does elevated alkaline phosphatase cause bone pain?

Does elevated alkaline phosphatase cause bone pain?

No: Alkaline phosphatase is known as a "marker" of increased bone (or liver) metabolism. It is contained in bone (and liver) so it will be elevated when bone is being broken down or resorbed as in paget's disease or bone cancer. It doesn't cause bone pain per se, but whatever is causing the bone to break down in the first place (e.g. Paget's disease or bone cancer) is the cause of the pain. ...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