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Dr. Cosme Manzarbeitia
Board Certified, General Surgery
34 years in practice
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What causes a high liver enzyme?

Dr. Cosme Manzarbeitia
Board Certified, General Surgery
34 years in practice
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What causes a high liver enzyme?

Inflammation: Of the liver....Or poor blood flow.

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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Board Certified, Hematology and Oncology
18 years in practice
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How do I lower liver enzyme levels?

Dr. Liawaty Ho
Board Certified, Hematology and Oncology
18 years in practice
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How do I lower liver enzyme levels?

What is the cause?: The treatment will depend on the cause. Liver enzymes can be elevated in a case of acute hepatitis , in hepatitis c ( acute and chronic), in drug overdose (tylenol, alchol etc) , drug related ( some statin /cholesterol medication, chemotherapy etc); red blood cell destruction ( hemolysis ) ;liver failure etc. You need to know why , before you can do something about it. Talk to your doctor in detail. ...Read more

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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Board Certified, Radiation Oncology
42 years in practice
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Is there a medication I could take to lower my liver enzyme levels?

Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Board Certified, Radiation Oncology
42 years in practice
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Is there a medication I could take to lower my liver enzyme levels?

You need: To find out the cause of the enzyme elevation. There are treatments if it is a virus, and youshould steer clear of alcohol if that is a potential cause and until one is found, but many medications can cause the "trans-aminitis". No heal-all for this serious finding need to see an internist/hepatologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Shahid Rafique
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
39 years in practice
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What happens when your liver enzyme levels are above 40?

Dr. Shahid Rafique
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
39 years in practice
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Liver damage: Persistent elevation of liver enzymes (ast, alt) is indicative of liver cell damage. The causes are multiple. ...Read more

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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Board Certified, Pathology
44 years in practice
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Is 1.6 mg/dl bilirubin level normal if all other liver enzyme are normal. No yellowness of skin. How to lower it?

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Board Certified, Pathology
44 years in practice
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Is 1.6 mg/dl bilirubin level normal if all other liver enzyme are normal. No yellowness of skin. How to lower it?

Need investigation: You may wish to repeat the test to make sure the result is correct. Bilirubin of 1.6 is elevated and it can be due to many causes, some harmless and others requiring treatment. You need to see your doctor to rule out conditions that may require treatment. See this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003479.htm. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
34 years in practice
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What natural therapies can reduce my elevated liver enzyme ALT (sgpt) level?

Dr. Charles Cattano
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
34 years in practice
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What natural therapies can reduce my elevated liver enzyme ALT (sgpt) level?

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

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Board Certified, Pathology
44 years in practice
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Can acute hepititis be a sign of liver disease even if liver enzyme levels go back to near-normal?

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Board Certified, Pathology
44 years in practice
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Can acute hepititis be a sign of liver disease even if liver enzyme levels go back to near-normal?

Depends on cause: Almost all people recover completely from hep a, about 80% recover fully from hep b, only about 20% recover fully from hep c. Other causes of hepatitis, such as cmv, mono are usually transient. Alcoholic hepatitis and non-alocholic steatohepatitis can lead to permanent damage, . ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
39 years in practice
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Could cirrhosis show in my liver enzyme level?

Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
39 years in practice
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Could cirrhosis show in my liver enzyme level?

Maybe: If the cause isn't active -- for example, a cirrhotic who has an alcoholic past but is now abstinent -- the liver enzymes may be normal. Usually at least one liver function test is abnormal in a cirrhotic or precirrhotic. ...Read more

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Dr. Terry Simpson
Board Certified, General Surgery
30 years in practice
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My liver enzyme level is elevated and I am scheduled for an ultrasound. Should I be concerned?

Dr. Terry Simpson
Board Certified, General Surgery
30 years in practice
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Yes: The ultrasound will determine if you have fatty liver disease or cirrhosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Amster
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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My son is 8 years old we make blood tests to him the results showed a rise in the level of liver enzyme s.G.P.T(a.L.T) 106 u/l is that bad?

Dr. Michael Amster
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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My son is 8 years old
we make blood tests to him
the results showed a rise in the level of liver enzyme
s.G.P.T(a.L.T) 106 u/l
is that bad?

Depends: A lot depends on why you got the blood tests. A viral illness like mono can cause liver enzymes like alt or ast to be mildly elevated, and this is a mild elevation. So can certain medications. However, if it is elevated on repeat testing, or there are other issues, then further workup might be necessary. ...Read more

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