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Doctor insights on: Liver Enzymes Normal Range

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Dr. Walter Husar
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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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M, age 52. Blood work shows high GGT of 170 (range 3-95 u/l). All other liver enzymes within normal range. Drink rarely. Any idea why GGT is high?

M, age 52.  Blood work shows high GGT of 170 (range 3-95 u/l). All  other liver enzymes within normal range.  Drink rarely. Any idea why GGT is high?

Probably you: I'm assuming normal alkaline phosphatase & no other sign of focal cholestasis. If you are otherwise well, you are probably one of the people (it's common, maybe 1 in 1000) who has a gene for high ggt. I need to write letters for folks like you from time to time as GGT is used to monitor folks in sobriety programs. If ok with your physician, i'd not give it another thought. ...Read more

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For two years indirect bilirubin has ranged from (.9-1.7) direct from (.1-.4). Dr said gilbert's. Normal liver enzymes and u/s. Gilbert's?

For two years indirect bilirubin has ranged from (.9-1.7) direct from (.1-.4). Dr said gilbert's. Normal liver enzymes and u/s. Gilbert's?

Probably: Especially if you can relate the higher levels to times when you may not have been eating so much. I trust there's no evidence that anything else is wrong. ...Read more

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I'm on bystolic (nebivolol). Synthroid and omeorazole daily. I got blood work and my liver enzymes were in range but still higher than normal. Ast-32 and alt- 42. Is it one of my meds?

I'm on bystolic (nebivolol). Synthroid and omeorazole daily. I got blood work and my liver enzymes were in range but still higher than normal. Ast-32 and alt- 42. Is it one of my meds?

Bystolic (nebivolol): www.epocrates.com suggests monitoring lfts if you take bystolic (nebivolol) but there's no mention of this for either synthroid or omeprazole. With that said, non-alcoholic fatty liver is a consequence of being overweight/obese so if that describes you, that would be the better choice (rather than stopping bystolic (nebivolol)) since losing weight could then lower your blood pressure, too. Chat w/your prescribing doc. ...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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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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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