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Doctor insights on: Liver Enzyme Range Chart

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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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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How do I lower liver enzyme levels?

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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What cause high liver enzyme activity?

What cause high liver enzyme activity?

Many: Liver enzymes are from the inside of the cells in the liver, and theur presence in excess indicates too many liver cells are dying, dimping their contents into the blood. Several causes: too much tylenol, (acetaminophen) alcohol, ibuprofen, and many prescription drugs. Gall stones lodged in the tract from the liver to the intestine, a tumor in that tract or the liver itself, an infection like hepatitis or mono. ...Read more

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Is an elevated liver enzyme dangerous?

Is an elevated liver enzyme dangerous?

May be: Depends on the test and the level. Certainly it warrants some kind of explanation...Not to be blown off imho. ...Read more

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My liver enzyme is 80 what does that mean?

My liver enzyme is 80 what does that mean?

Which enzyme?: If it is alt or ast, then it is an indication of liver injury. If you drink, stop taking alcohol entirely in any form and redo the test in three months. Liver makes many other enzymes also. See this site for more info.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/elevated-liver-enzymes/my00508. ...Read more

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What happens when your liver enzyme levels are above 40?

What happens when your liver enzyme levels are above 40?

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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What are normal liver enzyme levels in a healthy individual?

What are normal liver enzyme levels in a healthy individual?

Liver tests: There are about eight or 10 tests which can be termed a "liver test". Each of them has different normal values. In addition, some of the normal values vary depending on which lab performs the test. Having said all that, a good approximation of all the liver test normal values can be found here: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/tests-procedures/liver-function-tests/basics/results /prc-20012602 ...Read more

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Unknown cause for high liver enzyme. What tests must be done?

Need evaluation: Before choosing lab tests, it would be prudent to take a detailed history, and conduct physical examination. It would be prudent to leave the choice of tests to your doctor. ...Read more

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I was wondering what would cause liver enzyme to get elevated?

I was wondering what would cause liver enzyme to get elevated?

There are many cause: Many things can cause this. Some are harmless, others are dangerous. Alcohol and many medicines (especial tylenol) can do this. Many infections can do this, some short lasting and some long lasting. Structural abnormalities in the liver can do this. Some autoimmune or inflammatory disease can do this. Sometimes no reason can be found, but it is important to try to identify the cause. ...Read more

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Is there a medication I could take to lower my liver enzyme levels?

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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My liver enzyme are 900 what does that mean and what test should I be requesting?

My liver enzyme are 900 what does that mean and what test should I be requesting?

It is very abnormal: You should go to see your doctor now- or as soon as possible. Your doctor will examine you, check your medication list and run some blood works and get some imaging studies- including sonogram etc. You definitely need to be seen by your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Is a 168 liver enzyme count considered dangerous. And how close to cerhosis is this.

Which enzyme?: There are a number enzyme made by the liver and measured in blood. For alkaline phosphatase, this would be a normal value. You may consult this site for information on cirrhosis.
http://www. Webmd. Com/digestive-disorders/cirrhosis-liver#1
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. ...Read more

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I heard that intense exercise can skew your liver enzyme test results. Is this true? Thank you.

It's true!: A very intense work out can increase markers of liver inflammation (ast and alt). These enzymes are also present in muscle tissue, ; exercise can cause a release of the enzymes from muscle. If you have had elevated liver enzymes on a lab test, I recommend when you repeat them, don't do any vigorous exercise for at least 24 hours prior to the test. ...Read more

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If one liver enzyme is normal, and 1 is evidently "slightly" elevated. Is there any health concern?

Probably not: Not all people with a single, isolated, mildly elevated liver enzyme value have underlying liver disease, nor do they require an extensive evaluation. Just follow up. ...Read more

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I have elevated liver enzyme levels and was on Dioycycline for 5 months (from Nov. 2016 - March, 2017). They have come down but are still high. Do y?

I have elevated liver enzyme levels and was on Dioycycline for 5 months (from Nov. 2016 - March, 2017). They have come down but are still high. Do y?

Give us the results: If you can send us the present results of your liver Function tests (LFTs) we can be more helpful to you. Most often the liver enzymes will normalize if the offending agent has been removed from your body. ...Read more

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"high ALT liver enzyme only", what does that means?

"high ALT liver enzyme only", what does that means?

Elevated ALT: The most common cause is from fatty liver (commonly associated w/ alcoholism), other causes are hepatitis b or c, or other liver diseases. ...Read more

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Could high liver enzyme cause nausea?

Could high liver enzyme cause nausea?

See your doctor: It can cause nausea. Depends on the cause of the liver enzymes elevation. If you are having nausea, vomiting, fever and abdominal pain, you should go see your doctor or go to er. ...Read more

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What diseases could a 'liver enzyme screen' show?

What diseases could a 'liver enzyme screen' show?

Liver function tests: LFTs (SGOT, SGPT) will not specifically tell you what is causing the liver dysfunction. Rather they are indicators of abnormal liver function and additional studies including hepatitis panel, liver ultrasound, may be necessary. ...Read more

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Can diabetes cause your liver enzyme to be elevated?

Yes: 1. Poor control causes abnormal lipid/cholesterol pattern
2. Diabetes associated with genetic abnormalities in cholesterol

combination increase risk of fatty liver, hepatitis, even liver failure

must treat diabetes and cholesterol agresssively and it can all be prevented. ...Read more

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Enzyme (Definition)

An enzyme causes the transformation of a compoond to another compound. In living structures, it is the transformation of a protein to another form. An example is from an inactive state ...Read more