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Liver Ast Alt Levels
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
ALT: Alt elevated means the enzyme of liver leaking into your blood after liver cell damaged. You can see, if a lot of alt in your blood means your liver has been damage a lot. That is why very high level alt is dangerous. ...Read more
Workup: If available, get a proper genetic workup even if no one else in the family is affected. If your amylase is high but lipase normal and there is nothing on imaging pointing to the pancreas, this may be macroamylasemia. If the pancreatitis is real, checking the cystic fibrosis and trypsinogen loci is indicated. This may be one piece in the puzzle. Be persistent. ...Read more
Mirtazapine-elevated liver enzymes. Does drug induced elevated liver enzymes mean permanent liver damage?
Total bilirubin 2.5 (Elevated), Direct bilirubin 0.5 (Elevated), Indirect bilirubin 2.0 (Elevated) All other liver enzymes normal. What causes this?
Rerun test: 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, you need to re do the tests in non-fasting state. With the exception of elevated direct bilirubin, the findings are consistent with Gilbert syndrome, which is not a disease. See this site for more info: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/gilberts-syndrome/basics/definition/con-20024904 ...Read more
AST elevated (65), ALT elevated (50) and total bilirubin elevated (3.0). All other enzymes are normal. Is this significant??
Work up : Ignore the MCHC. Reference ranges are set so a few percent of healthies fall outside on either end. Your physician will probably have you repeat the liver enzymes after two weeks off alcohol and meds, or perhaps proceed to a search for possible hepatitis, hemochromatosis, Wilson etc ...Read more
On ursodeoxycholic acid, transaminases chronically fluctuating elevated ALT 50-200 AST 40-80.ALP 90-107. MRCP normal,fibroscan normal,what could it be?
Difficult question: Why the ursodiol? If for blood cholesterol, there may be better options (I don't see CF or PBC on your history). Sounds like you're getting a work up for the elevated enzymes. Consider a virtual consult with GI specialist for a thorough review of lab and imaging results. ...Read more
Blood results: alt/sgpt serum level=40 iu/l, serum alkaline phosphatase=43 iu/l, serum bilirubin level=2 umol/l, serum urea level=2.3 mmol/l. Normal?
Normal: It is very important to know why these were drawn in what sounds to be an otherwise healthy 19 year old. Did you expect to find something wrong? ...Read more
Sir which high enzyme levels indicate significant liver damage due to alcohol? GGT levels or SGPT or SGOT levels..
SGOT / SGPT: These are better markers for damage. SGPT 38, SGOT 28 are not concerning though they're higher than most young men's. Some men run a high GGT even if they don't drink and this shouldn't be taken as proving anything. If you're drinking daily, this might be a good time to cut way back -- who really needs to be doing this? ...Read more
No: If these are up, usually your liver cells have been damaged somehow and are leaking their enzymes. The liver heals wonderfully but you do want to find the cause. Often it's something as simple as coming back two weeks later after stopping your Ibuprofen or your beer. If they're still up, you're in for some labs to look for serious treatable disease. ...Read more
Good: It is not that bad. See PMD, they will help in a prospective way. ...Read more
Don't mess w/ liver: There are 2 kinds of liver enzyme abnormalities--that signal disease of the liver cells or of the bile ducts.Abnormal liver tests may reflect fatty liver, too much alcohol, toxic exposure, occupational exposures, lot's of viral infections, metabolic problems, familial liver diseases, problems with gallbladder, bile ducts, & pancreas. What are you treating with "natural therapy"? Best to find out! ...Read more
Liver cell injury: AST and ALT are liver enzymes that go up in blood when liver cells are injured. Common causes are alcohol, obesity, hepatitis and drug reactions. If you drink alcohol, stop entirely. If you are overweight, lose weight. If you take medications, talk to your doctor about those. Additional tests may be needed as well. ...Read more
Any symptoms?: Why were these tests done? 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, it does not seem to be a serious issue, however the elevated AST may be due to alcohol, medications you may taking or if you are overweight. Discuss it with your doctor. ...Read more
After a fully negative workup incldg ultrsound liver, i stopped eating from outside and my ALT dropped from 271 to 70 now is level ok? Ast 39
Too high...: Alt should be less than 30 (reference ranges of labs may vary). Transaminitis (elevated alt/ast) is indicative of inflammation of the liver. Fatty liver disease is the #1 cause of this lab abnormality. If your bmi is >25 and your alt/ast is elevated, and your hepatitis serology is negative, there is a good chance you suffer from fatty liver disease which would improve with weight loss. ...Read more
Often normal: This is a very common point of confusion. Ast/alt reflect recent liver cell injury. A person who has ruined his liver with alcohol but is now sober may have normal ast/alt or perhaps even always did. In fact, apart from serum bilirubin and Albumin & some obscure tests, it's hard to know how the liver is actually working -- perhaps "how to you feel?" is still best? ...Read more
My AST level is 86 and my ALT level is 228. I am a 41 year old female who is relatively healthy. Do I need to have a liver biopsy?
You have "hepatitis": Hepatitis is defined as inflammation of liver cells, as is indicated by elevation in serum transaminases (ast and/or alt). Hepatitis can be caused by a variety of issues (infectious, ischemic, metabolic, toxic, infiltrative, alcohol-related, drugs, etc.). It's impossible to say why your liver tests are elevated without more information--so what tests have been done ; what else has been ruled out? ...Read more
Elevated Liver enzymes. ALT 126, AST 281. Seeing a gastrolologist Looking at charts. Is this extremely high levels?
41 year old female and I have low ALT and AST levels. And recent ultrasound shows spots on my liver. What does this mean?
Liver "spots" are: very common, and many times they are benign but without seeing the images I cannot make a diagnosis. Having low ALT and AST levels is generally good however, since they INCREASE with liver disease. Consider HealthTap Concierge for a review of your images and more specific recommendations. ...Read more
Ast. Level was 38 and ALT 35. Does that indicate liver enzyme function as normal? Following up on question about bilirubin at level of 1.4. Thanks
Elevated AST=43 and ALT=83 levels with diffused fatty liver and slightly smaller liver size. Is it an early sign of cirrhosis & how can it be treated?
Does lower SGOT(AST) and SGPT(ALT) levels (10 and 14 respectively) means weaker liver function? what is the average number of these hormones in blood?
Not necessarily: Liver function is mainly looked at through total protein, albumin, international normalized ratio levels, which are proteins that the liver produces to help other parts of the body-if they are consistently low then it can suggest liver dysfunction or under functioning. AST and ALT are markers also, but not as specific for liver dysfunction as the above mentioned. ...Read more
I've attached my ⬆AST/ALT Levels. Currently am waiting for Liver CT as I have growing "cysts". I can barely function. Any insight?
CT important: most liver cysts are not painful. At a certain size they may cause symptoms including pain. Simple cysts can be drained and made smaller by an invasive radiologist. Surgeons can also respect the offending segment. It is best talk to your doctor to discuss your options following the CT. ...Read more
Will Valium and alcohol affect your alk phos, AST and ALT levels when a liver function test is performed. Alkphos29, alt110, ast38 bilirubin dir 0.4?
Liver function tests: Although valium is metabolized by the liver, it does not increase or decrease liver enzyme activity. Alcohol, on the other hand, depending on the amount consumed & frequency of consumption, can significantly elevate liver enzyme levels to a lesser or greater degree. Your alt is about 4 x normal; ast & direct bilirubin r minimally elevated; alk phos is ok. Tylenol (acetaminophen) can also affect liver enzymes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have low haptoglobin levels o recent blood work. Rbc hemoglobin and hemotocrit are normal. Should i worry? Alt 65 ast 42. Liver biopsy 18 months ag
See answer: I answered you question in response to a duplicate posting. ...Read more
Liver Enzymes: AST 123 Alt 304 alp 220. Had 10 blood test & 5 ultrasound- can't find anything but slight fat liver. 5'9 204lbs. Should I do biopsy? Or are these levels of enzymes from my diet?
Keep looking...: Hepatitis is defined as inflammation of liver cells, as is indicated by elevation in serum transaminases (ast and/or alt). Hepatitis can be caused by a variety of issues (infectious, ischemic, metabolic, toxic, infiltrative, alcohol-related, drugs, etc.). It's impossible to say why your liver tests are elevated without more information--so what labs have been done & what else has been ruled out? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My billirubin levels went to 17 and my ultrasound on liver, pancreas shows normal, ALT.ast came normal and HEP A,B,C came negative. Pls suggest?
SeveralPossibilities: ?ed breakdown of RBCs (Heme=bilirubin source), anything ?ing ability of hepatic cells to move bilirubin from blood into bile &/or internal bile leak & internal recycling of bilirubin, US=limited data of echos from tissues; highly dependent skills/knowledge of technician & physician reader+awareness of clinical situation (often not told). ALT&AST only indicate no ?ed rate of liver cells leak/death. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
ALT is 63, AST normal range. I am obese, high triglycerides, bad eating, and pretty
sedentary. Diet and exercise to get levels down? Any supplements you would recommend in addition? I hear the liver is resilient, responds well to lifestyle changes.
Lifestyle changes: are definitely helpful in reversing "fatty liver" due to obesity. The liver is very resilient, but recover requires major changes, which are often difficult to make and even more difficult to maintain. It requires a great deal of determination and consistency. Medications can be helpful but only along with the necessary lifestyle changes. See: http://helpdoctorwtlosstips.blogspot.com/ ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Liver enzymes were normal in early April – AST was 32, ALT was 28, at that time I was drinking maybe 4 or 5 pints of beer on weekends (no alcohol during week). Since then, I have had 5-8 pints per wknd...blood test in a week ..will liver levels rise?
May be: May be is not much of an answer and you may already know the results of your tests. However, I would like to stress that alcohol is a poison that never did anybody any good ever. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
I have hep c from transfusion at birth. Blood levels ALT 131, GGT 235, AST 29, billrubin 0.5 - should I worry about my liver? Never drink or do drugs.
Yes: Hi, your alt levels are high that implies that your liver is getting damaged .Depending upon the subtype of the hep c virus ; the stage of liver damage , you could be offered treatment, which could be potentially curable. See a hepatologist or GI who takes care of liver diseases urgently as new potent medications have recently come on the market. Make sure you are vaccinated for hep b.Best of luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer