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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

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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Foods that lower liver enzymes levels?

Foods that lower liver enzymes levels?

It depends: It depends on the reason for elevation.For example if its caused by alcoholism then simply avoiding alcohol is good. If its caused by "fatty liver disease" then following weight loss diet and losing weight might help you with that. ... ...Read more

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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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My liver enzymes are high. At what level does it become serious?

Depends: It depends on the underlying cause of the liver enzyme elevations. The most common cause these days is a one to five fold increase in liver enzymes due to fatty liver disease, however other causes like alcohol, autoimmune disease, hepatitis, etc can cause elevations. See a hepatologist to determine the cause. If your enzymes are over 500, it is concerning, depending on other factors and lab values. ...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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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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What can someone do to bring down any high level of liver enzymes ALT (sgpt)?

What can someone do to bring down any high level of liver enzymes ALT (sgpt)?

Find cause: Don't treat a lab value. If the cause is alcohol, medication allergy, hepatitis virus, autoimmunity, iron overload, or Wilson's, get treated. This may simply be your body's way of asking for more exercise. Best wishes ...Read more

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I'm 78 I was told my liver enzymes were elevated and sugar level was 367 is this dangerous?

I'm 78 I was told my liver enzymes were elevated and sugar level was 367 is this dangerous?

Sugar level 367: Yes this could be very dangerous. Urge your friend to see her doctor for complete evaluation and treatment. Your friend probably has diabetes and needs treatment. ...Read more

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Could cirrhosis show in my liver enzyme level?

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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What are the risks of having very high liver enzymes levels?

What are the risks of having very high liver enzymes levels?

Depends on the: Reason for the elevation of enzymes. The common causes are alcohol intake, viral hepatitis, medication side effects and auto-immune disorders. The common risk is cirrhosis and liver failure. Visit this site for more info.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/elevated-liver-enzymes/my00508. ...Read more

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What do high levels of the liver enzymes ALT and bilirubin indicate?

What do high levels of the liver enzymes ALT and bilirubin indicate?

Jaundice: Obstructive juandice. Check for haaepatitis or gall stones ...Read more

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What natural therapies can reduce my elevated liver enzyme ALT (sgpt) level?

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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Can acute hepititis be a sign of liver disease even if liver enzyme levels go back to near-normal?

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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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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I was told hepatitis liver enzymes would be in the 1000's and most other serious liver disorders are in the 100's. What are normal levels?

Why do you ask?: Transaminases (sgot/ast, sgpt/alt) are usually below 40. In acute alcoholic or viral hepatitis, levels may be as low as the 400's with the person obviously sick. However, we draw them to look for smoldering, subtle disease (wilson's, chronic hepatitis, hemochromatosis, drug sensitivity, autoimmunity, nafl) and if your physician wants to work you up, it's your choice -- if missed, they can kill you. ...Read more

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Why do I have high levels of liver enzymes after dengue?

Why do I have high levels of liver enzymes after dengue?

Inflammation: Dengue fever and other viral infections may cause liver inflammation and increase liver enzymes. Talk with your doctor. ...Read more

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Why do I have high levels of liver enzymes after the flu and fevers?

Liver working: Liver cells can be infected by viruses, resulting in the death of these cells and the subsequent leakage of liver enzymes. Alternatively, liver cells produce proteins needed to fight infections, including c-reactive protein and a sedimentation rate. ...Read more

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Other than elevated liver enzyme levels, what other blood tests diagnose cholestasis?

Nothing: By definition it is a diagnosis of abnl blood work. That being said cholestatic changes can be seen with a liver biopsy. ...Read more

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My liver enzyme level is elevated and I am scheduled for an ultrasound. Should I be concerned?

My liver enzyme level is elevated and I am scheduled for an ultrasound. Should I be concerned?

Not specifically: It is very good that you ate following up on your blood tests. I do not know which blood tests are elevated. An ultrasound can look at both your liver and gallbladder. Sometimes blood tests to check for hepatitis exposure is indicated. Some medications can also affect the liver & your doctor may change them if indicated. Not to worry about, but good to have checked. ...Read more

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Can taking 5-htp and L-Theanine cause liver enzymes to elevate in bloodwork my billibutrin levels normal?

Yes: Could be serious if the numbers are high (more than 3 times upper limit of normal)
Any medication (prescription or over the counter) can cause elevated liver enzymes. Needs close monitoring, and if normalizes need to avoid this medication in the future. ...Read more

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Can acute hepatitis be a sign of permanent liver disease even if liver enzyme levels go back to almost normal?

Acute hepatitis: Is a form of liver disease. Most people recover from acute viral hepatitis. Unfortunately some cases progress to chronic aggressive form of disease, which can lead to cirrhosis. So have your doctor keep an eye on you. ...Read more

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Liver enzyme level ALT 54 (slightly elevated). What levels do they reach if a person has hepatitis a, b and c?

Really Variable: In general, with chronic hepatitis c the levels can fluctuate between normal and usually not >300-400. Acute HAV and hbv can have levels in the 1, 000s. Chronic hbv can settle with levels similar to that in hcv. Hav does not cause chronic disease. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has an elevated liver enzyme count related to alcohol. His levels were at about 120 for both. What level does cirrhosis occur.

My boyfriend has an elevated liver enzyme count related to alcohol. His levels were at about 120 for both. What level does cirrhosis occur.

Forgive me: Let me be frank. Your boyfriend is drinking heavily enough to put his health at grave danger. His liver may or may not go bad and it takes a long time. But other aspects of his life will go bad from alcohol. I guarantee it. If he cares about you, he will stop now. If he continues, recognize he is not the right guy for you. Be brave and best wishes. ...Read more

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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?

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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Could excessive use of bisacodyl raise liver enzymes? My alt level has jumped to 35 & it's never been over 13 (tested every yr these past 5 yrs)

Could excessive use of bisacodyl raise liver enzymes? My alt level has jumped to 35 & it's never been over 13 (tested every yr these past 5 yrs)

Mainly 35 isn't abnl: In most labs. So, variations of liver functions within the normal range occurs in most everyone. ...Read more

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What will high potassium levels and high liver enzymes cause?

What will high potassium levels and high liver enzymes cause?

Worrisome: The high potassium may be from cell breakdown. The liver enzymes can be related to liver cells but can also come from muscle sources.
Please see your doctor regarding possible muscle cell breakdown as the cause of the findings you mention above. ...Read more

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Can bilirubin levels and liver enzymes be raised by a bad virus?

Can bilirubin levels and liver enzymes be raised by a bad virus?

Yes: This is fairly common. They might also have been raised by the medications a person takes for the virus. If checking baseline liver function, it is best to wait until the patient has recovered fully from a recent viral illness. ...Read more

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