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What is the best way to lower high levels of AST and ALT enzymes in the liver?

What is the best way to lower high levels of AST and ALT enzymes in the liver?

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

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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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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


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What might cause elevated liver alt ast levels?

What might cause elevated liver alt ast levels?

Many conditions: Including Hepatitis of all forms, drug adverse effects, liver diseases , GB diseases, CHF, ETOH and etc ...Read more

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Elevated Liver enzymes. ALT 126, AST 281. Seeing a gastrolologist Looking at charts. Is this extremely high levels?

Elevated Liver enzymes. ALT 126, AST 281. Seeing a gastrolologist  Looking at charts.  Is this extremely high levels?

Liver Disease: One can go into liver failure if their enzymes are more than five times normal. Your labs are four to eight times normal. This is very dangerous and must be addressed urgently to determine the cause of the problem. ...Read more

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What to do if I had a liver function test done and although my AST levels went down my AST is still elevated.?

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

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Can whey protein damage my liver if I have high AST level?

Can whey protein damage my liver if I have high AST level?

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

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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

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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.

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

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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?

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?

Manage it: This is worrisome and while this doesn't qualify as any kind of cirrhosis, you could end up with it. I trust hepatitis c, Wilson's, and a few others have been ruled out. Stay trim and fit and ask about meds. ...Read more

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Help please! is AST liver count 61 high for a 26 years old female?

Yes- : Get a hepatitis profile and reviewall the meds you are taking. Also killtoe booze till yhid goes back to normal. ...Read more

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My liver count is AST 34 (normal), ALT 54 (high), IFCC 92 (normal), G-GT 48 (normal). Are those numbers worrisome?

My liver count is AST 34 (normal),  ALT 54 (high), IFCC 92 (normal),  G-GT 48 (normal).  Are those numbers worrisome?

Doubt: UNLIKELY. THOSE ARE MILD EELEVATIONS AND I DO NOT THINK INDICATIVE OF CIRRHOSIS. IF YOU THINK THERE IS MORE OF A PROBLEM YOUR Doctor can order ultrasound. An elevated ammonia and PT/INR .are associated with cirrhossis. ...Read more

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Liver enymes high, ALT 105 and AST 69, have lost 51lbs and not overweight. Thought?

Liver enymes high, ALT 105 and AST 69, have lost 51lbs and not overweight. Thought?

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

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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

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

No. : Elevated cholesterol levels as a part of metabolic syndrome can be associated with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), opposed to liver disease causing elevated cholesterol levels. In fact, patients with advanced liver disease may actually have lower cholesterol levels. ...Read more

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Bilirubin high liver ast, GGT normal?

Bilirubin high liver ast, GGT normal?

Not all AST is liver: This could be due to rhabdomyolysis. Intense muscle breakdown can cause elevated ast. Hemolysis can cause elevated bilirubing and the GGT would remain normal in these circumstances. ...Read more

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What to do if I have high AST & ALT liver enzyme results?

What to do if I have high AST & ALT liver enzyme results?

Depends on cause: If you drink alcohol, stop completely and entirely. Other causes of elevated liver enzymes are hepatitis, drug reactions, heart failure and auto-immune disorders. Please consult your doctor. ...Read more

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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

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AST level 59 Alt level 27 anything to worry about? all other liver test in the blood normal

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

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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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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

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

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