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Liver Ast Levels High
Seek cause. : Before figuring out how to lower your AST and ALT, we'd need to know why they're elevated. An investigation into liver pathology is in order. ...Read more
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
Elevated Liver enzymes. ALT 126, AST 281. Seeing a gastrolologist Looking at charts. Is this extremely high levels?
What to do if I had a liver function test done and although my AST levels went down my AST is still elevated.?
1 LFT still eval: Elevated Liver function tests may occur for a variety of issues from Fatty infiltration (hepatic steatosis), viral illnesses such as the hepatitis viruses, Alcoholism, increased use of medications that metabolize through the liver (such as Acetaminophen), cirrhosis, biliary disease, tumors, gallbladder disease, etc, etc. Get an evaluation for the most likely cause of your LFT elevations. ...Read more
No but: It is important to find out why you have high ast. It is usually an indication of liver cell injury. It may also be elevated due to lysis of red cells or injury to heart muscle etc. Please consult your doctor so that you do not delay treating a treatable disorder. Liver disease is not an issue for self diagnosis or treatment. ...Read more
What can cause high AST & ASL LEVELS IN THE LIVER....ALSO HIGH BUN/creat in FAP patient?
Who has not even had a cold in years.
Kidney/ Liver: Could be related to kidney and liver problems. See your doctor ASAP. ...Read more
Ast and asl levels were at 250 something both levels, went to the er for something unrelated and only thing blood work showed was high liver enzymes?
This is serious : Elevated liver enzymes at your age warn of treatable illness that if missed will kill you. Your physician will rule in or out hepatitis, hemochromatosis, Wilson's, autoimmune disease, medication allergy (are you taking any unregulated "herbals"?), alcohol abuse, others. ...Read more
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 more
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?
Yes- : Get a hepatitis profile and reviewall the meds you are taking. Also killtoe booze till yhid goes back to normal. ...Read more
My liver count is AST 34 (normal), ALT 54 (high), IFCC 92 (normal), G-GT 48 (normal). Are those numbers worrisome?
Need a workup: Congratulations on your weight loss. You need to address the possible causes of the elevated liver enzymes. You may be asked to repeat the test off all medications and alcohol. If still up, we'll rule in-or-out hepatitis B and C, hemochromatosis, Wilson's, autoimmunity. This may simply be metabolic syndrome, perhaps best managed with a return to a fitness-focused lifestyle -- yours is a good start ...Read more
Can liver disease CAUSE cholesterol to go high? A year ago, mine was very low, now it is very high. Liver values (AST) slightly elevated for 1st time
Had .5mgdl direct bilirubin.1.2 total. High end of normal ALT and AST everything else liver low or normal. What could this mean? Thanks :)
May be normal: All lab 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. Do you have any symptoms? Are there any risk factors for hep c? Please discuss the results with your doctor. ...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
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
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
My bloodtest returned,
ast (sgot) = 307
alt (sgpt) = 767
these are 10-20 times the normal values. These values have been elevated for 20 days. Does this mean I have permanent liver damage?
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
Pericholecystic fluid seen on liver US. Otherwise normal. Mildly elevated AST. Bad sharp abd pain and nausea x 3weeks so far. Causes?
Dear sir/madame, my s.G.O.T. (ast) level is 60 iu/l(normal level 5-35iu/l) according to my liver test. I used to smoke but never consumed alcohol.
Need more tests: Serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase (SGOT) or aspartate aminotransferase, ast is a useful biomarker of liver injury. However, ast is also present in other tissues, so is not specific to the liver. You should have additional testing done to include all components of the liver function, bilirubin, sgpt/alt, alkaline phosphatase as well as a viral hepatitis panel. ...Read more
Got the results from my liver function back . Alt-63 ast-31 and alp 310. My #'s are usually slightly elevated. Are these #'s something to worry about?
Abnormal lft: U need to be evaluated. Your alkaline phosph is significantly high. You might need liver ultrasound and some blood work. ...Read more
Is it possible that I have NASH if my us showed fatty liver and my GGT and ALT are high but my AST is fine? Don't see dr till may 1.
I take 500-80mg of magnesium daily which cures my constipation. AST & ALT were high last test. Could magnesium be a cause? I thought mag helped liver?
Not the cause: I am glad you have found magnesium salts to be an effective laxative and hope you need to use this only occasionally. This is not the cause of your elevated enzymes and if they stay up, they need to be worked up to rule out hepatitis, hemochromatosis, and Wildon's. Loading up on magnesium is of no special benefit to your liver. ...Read more