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Kidney Stones Cause Elevated Liver Enzymes
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
Easy and safe: Ultrasound is very safe and easy, and it can tell you if there is something wrong with your kidney (stone, dilated collecting system, etc). It can also look at the liver, if needed, at the same time. It is an excellent first step to visualize a problem. If you get an answer, you're done, and you don't have to go through a ct, mri, etc. ...Read more
Blood test results showed elevated liver enzymes and elevated kidney function. What does this mean?
Need for evaluation: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking a history, physical examination, looking at the actual lab results and may be additional studies. Lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is in the best position to do that. ...Read more
HIDA -EF at 31, endoscopic us showed a stone in cystic duct, elevated liver enzymes, & nausea. Surgeon suggested surgery & IC. Can stone be removed?
Cystic duct: The stone needs to come out or you risk a serious infection, developing. Laparoscopic removal of the gallbladder and the duct may be possible and has a shorter recovery. Your surgeon can advise you on this issue. ...Read more
What else can cause elevated liver enzymes beside hep. Chronic alcohol use, chirrosis. No meds taken.?
Can 'vaping' (e-cigerettes) with nicotine in a propylene glycol solution cause elevated liver enzymes. Not sure if nicotine has an effect on liver? Ty
No: Nicotine has no adverse effect upon the liver unless you had a major overdose which only happens with the administration of large doses of nicotine. These doses cannot be met by smoking or vaping. Propylene glycol won't cause problems either. I would worry about chronic lung damage and nicotine addiction. If your liver enzymes are elevated, your doctor needs to find out the reason. ...Read more
Medicines: If you are definitely healthy and have been told this by a physician, medicines you are taking could be the answer. Another possibility is starvation, which seems unlikely. You need to make sure that physician agrees with you that you are otherwise healthy. ...Read more
No -not directly:
Interesting question, and one I hadn't considered.
Elias, rm et al, from mayo clinic (http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/23251814) published on the syndrome of liver problems (which would cause elevated liver enzymes) in patients with "thyrotoxicosis" which means too much thyroid hormones circulating. Most patients had their thyroid either destroyed with i131 or removed with surgery.... ...Read more
Not by itself: Many obese people do get non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, which is quite serious. This raises liver enzymes. However, you also need to rule out hepatitis C and Wilson's, and allergy to any meds you may be taking. I trust you do not drink. Your liver may simply be asking you for more exercise. Best wishes. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, particularly a medication abbreviated ptu (propylthiouracil). The other available medication, methimazole, can do so as well, but not as commonly. Contact your physician asap. ...Read more
Can lisinopril 10 mg cause elevated liver enzymes? Had normal liver scan with a little liver fat, just was told to lose ten pounds and that should take care of it.
Lisinopril;? liver: Lisinopril would not be expected to cause liver function enzyme abnormalities. ...Read more
How likely that minocycline 100 mg BID (1- 2015) & clindamycin cause elevated liver enzymes in hepatic function panel (7)&comp metabolic panel, past IV?
Not likely: You should be screened and evaluated for other causes of liver illness or gallbladder/pancreatic illness. ...Read more
Can aspartame cause elevated liver enzymes? 6 cans of diet Pepsi a day roughly any effect on liver? Thanks
YES- it is TOXIC:
Aspartame is a toxic chemical that I believe should never have been approved. It can cause liver inflammation & elevated enzymes- see http://bit. Ly/1iLpYSa
& http://articles. Mercola. Com/sites/articles/archive/2011/08/03/just-how-bad-is-aspartame. Aspx
Aspartame is linked to weight gain, increased risk of diabetes & heart disease etc.
Anyone who wants to enjoy good health should NEVER consume it! ...Read more
Yes: Stop any excercise at least 3 hours prior your blood test for liver enzymes. ...Read more
Can fasting lead to elevated liver enzymes? Can a crash diet (reducing calories suddenly and drastically) cause elevated liver enzymes?
Yes: I appreciate your strength in crash dieting, but plans for permanent lifestyle change are even more helpful. The fatty liver seen in nutritional deficiency is well-known and this may be why your liver enzymes spiked. Or they may have been high all along from obesity or from some other cause worth finding. ...Read more
Can taking nutraceuticals cause elevated liver enzymes? How do I get my dad to stop taking them? What should I say so that he'll listen? So worried...
Find ethical guide: The glitzy sucker ads that fascinate your dad offer a sense of intellectual superiority and empowerment. He'll continue to waste money on pills that are often not what they are supposed to be. The best remedy is to get him under the care of an ethical local specialist in holistic medicine, preferably a physician or working under one's supervision. This would turn a problem into a major plus. ...Read more
The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more
Solutes precipitate and combine to form stones formed of calcium oxalate usually around a nidus of uric acid. Other solutes that form stones are ca and mg phosphates, cystine, and uric acid staghorn calculi form in the presence of chronic urinary tract infections. Stones can be painful, may require ...Read more
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