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Is it common to have high liver enzymes (alt/ast) with untreated hyperthyroid? I've read conflicting info. Please help.

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 more

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Dr. Susan Wingo
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Hyperthyroidism (Definition)

Hypothyroidism is a medical condition that lowers the level of thyroid hormone to a point where the patient has a marked decrease in overall health. Often the patient does not notice the loss of thyroid hormone for several weeks or more. Once diagnosed with low thyroid hormone levels, the patient will be prescribed with thyroid hormone to a point where the thyroid levels are normal and ...Read more


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17yr old son with BP 130-104's/80-90's. Ft3 slightly elevated. Alt 89. Could it be hyperthyroidism?

17yr old son with BP 130-104's/80-90's. Ft3 slightly elevated.  Alt 89. Could it be hyperthyroidism?

Hyperthyroidism: It possibly could be hyperthyroidism, but you haven't given enough data here to make that diagnosis. I suggest that he make an appointment with his doctor. ...Read more

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I seem to have an overactive thyroid and elevated liver enzymes, symptoms of graves and Crohn's issues- what can I do now?

I seem to have an overactive thyroid and elevated liver enzymes, symptoms of graves and Crohn's issues- what can I do now?

Get evaluated: You cannot diagnose graves' disease by symptoms alone. You need to see your doctors to have the graves' and crohn's disase confirm by labs/imaging and possibly tissue biopsy. ...Read more

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Doc, my TBIL is high i take medication for my hyperthyroid and like atenolol and ptu (propylthiouracil). But my ALT and AST are normal.. ?

Doc, my TBIL is high i take medication for my hyperthyroid and like atenolol and ptu (propylthiouracil). But my ALT and AST are normal.. ?

Continue workup: In the absence of markers for hepatocellular injury, look at what bilirubin component is up, and determine whether this is new. Several percent of folks have Gilbert's which raises indirect and is harmless. If direct is up, consider a cholestatic response to some medication or if longstanding, a mild genetic glitch like Dubin-Johnson. Labs by themselves mean little. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Last week diagnoised with overactive thyroid possibly, graves disease. Dr told me today that my liver function mildly abnormal.Do you think related ?

Last week diagnoised with overactive thyroid possibly, graves disease. Dr told me today that my liver function mildly abnormal.Do you think related ?

Liver and thyroid: Patients with graves hyperthyroidism often have mild elevations in liver enzymes. The elevated alk phos may actually be from bone due to rapid turnover. Mild alt elevation could be from increased liver metabolism, blood flow, maybe some hypoxia, but is usually not indicative of damage. Get the thyroid treated, and all this should normalize. ...Read more

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How to cure an elevated alt(high liver enzymes)?

How to cure an elevated alt(high liver enzymes)?

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

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How to "cure" an elevated alt(high liver enzymes)?

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

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Liver enzyme level ALT 54 (slightly elevated). What levels do they reach if a person has hepatitis a, b and c?

Liver enzyme level ALT 54 (slightly elevated). What levels do they reach if a person has hepatitis a, b and c?

Really Variable: In general, with chronic hepatitis c the levels can fluctuate between normal and usually not >300-400. Acute HAV and hbv can have levels in the 1, 000s. Chronic hbv can settle with levels similar to that in hcv. Hav does not cause chronic disease. ...Read more

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Elevated AST=48 ALT=83 with diffused fatty liver and slightly small liver size. What does it mean and how can it be treated?

Elevated AST=48 ALT=83 with diffused fatty liver and slightly small liver size. What does it mean and how can it be treated?

Reverse risk factors: Fatty liver is incredibly common, predominantly due to: high alcohol intake, diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity. The more of these risks you have, the greater the chance of fatty liver. Addressing these risks is an important step to correcting fatty liver. Distinguish hepatosteatosis (fatty liver) from steatohepatitis (fatty liver with abnormal liver tests that risks cirrhosis & liver cancer). ...Read more

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Are there cancers that could cause mild liver enlargement (16.7) without focal lesions? Also mild elevated ALT. Or would cancer always show focal?

Are there cancers that could cause mild liver enlargement (16.7) without focal lesions? Also mild elevated ALT. Or would cancer always show focal?

Hepatomegaly: Hepatomegaly, or enlarged liver, is not usually a sign of liver cancer. There are many other things that can cause a large liver and an increase in the ALT. It is important to find the reason for the symptoms, to treat it before it becomes worse. You should see a gastroenterologist if you have not already. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Liver (Definition)

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


Dr. Susan Wingo
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Overactive Thyroid (Definition)

Hyperthyroidism, often called "overactive thyroid," is a condition where the thyroid secretes too much of the thyroid hormones. Common symptoms include heat intolerance, increased appetite, ...Read more