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Liver Enzymes Levels 185
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Jaundice: Obstructive juandice. Check for haaepatitis or gall stones ...Read more
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
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
Is 1.6 mg/dl bilirubin level normal if all other liver enzyme are normal. No yellowness of skin. How to lower it?
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
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
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
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
Can taking 5-htp and L-Theanine cause liver enzymes to elevate in bloodwork my billibutrin levels normal?
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
Can acute hepatitis be a sign of permanent liver disease even if liver enzyme levels go back to almost normal?
Liver enzyme level ALT 54 (slightly elevated). What levels do they reach if a person has hepatitis a, b and c?
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
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
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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