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Liver Enzymes Normal Range
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
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
If elevated (less than 2x normal) liver enzymes go down to normal range does it mean that damaging activity stopped? In Nash or ALD?
Yes: Yes it does mean that damage is stopped. But needs to be careful and to identify the precipitating factor. ...Read more
Lab results...: The normal range is 44 to 147 IU/L. You are in the upper level of the NORMAL range. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
If u sober up and eat real healthy after knowing u have high liver enzymes can everything go back to normal?
Should I be concerned bout elevated liver enzymes, one test was double what was normal and the other was 100 higher than normal?
Absolutely: See your doctor to determine the cause of your elevated liver enzymes asap. ...Read more
Last yr liver was 13cm this year 14.6cm. 2 years ago told I had fatty liver enzymes R normal. Does this mean liver is worse or has got more fat?
Liver size: Measurements of liver size are not always precise enough to compare values when they don't differ significantly. It is not clear whether this is an increase in size of your liver or not. What I can tell you is that if you have fatty liver, it's important to lose weight and to minimize alcohol use. If the size of the liver keeps trending up, discuss it with your gastroenterologist. Good luck. ...Read more
It's possible...: It is possible to have normal liver enzymes and still have hepatitis C. More typically, however, are mild elevations of the ALT or AST. If you have any risk factors for hepatitis C infection, or if you were born between 1945 and 1965, you should get tested for hepatitis C. Good luck. ...Read more
Work up: Ignore the MCHC. Reference ranges are set so a few percent of healthies fall outside on either end. Your physician will probably have you repeat the liver enzymes after two weeks off alcohol and meds, or perhaps proceed to a search for possible hepatitis, hemochromatosis, Wilson etc ...Read more
See your doctor.: You must see your doctor to get this fully evaluated. It might be nothing more than being on your meds, but it might be something serious. It might be something to do with your pancreas as you're diabetic, so an enzyme panel including amylase and lipase might help. You're relatively young, so it's unlikely to be a serious issue, but you never know so see your doctor to be sure. ...Read more
Generally no: High enzymes usually are not a cause of pain. If the liver is very inflamed and swells, it activates pain receptors in the liver capsule. This usually causes abdominal pain, and occasionally in the back or shoulders. If you have acute hepatitis of whatever kind, pain can be part of it. With chronic hepatitis, pain is rarely a symptom. Talk to your doctor about it. ...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
If you have been an alcoholic for quite a few years and you start drinking moderately is this okay? Liver enzymes elevated once back 2 normal now.
Is this wise?: Most people who drink heavily enough to make themselves sick have lost self-control and are wisest not to touch the stuff again. The word 'alcoholic' carries a connotation that it's hard for the person to stop. Why play with fire? If in fact you just binge-drank and are over that stage in your life, your liver will be okay but get checked every so often. And think about being 'high on life.' ...Read more
Probably: It's a given that fatty liver is not normal. I trust that additional concerns -- notably wilson's -- have been ruled out, and that you're taking steps, including aerobic fitness, to keep the fatty liver at bay. I'm glad you're keeping this under close watch and hope you'll stay proactive. ...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?
My plt. Is low, I hve normal liver enzymes, normal usg, .i hve hep b. is it for liver. What I can do now, and how dangerous it is.
Hepatitis: You need a full assessment of the degree to which your liver may have been compromised by Hep B, and this can only be done by doctors specializing in this area. If you have portal hypertension and spleen enlargement this can consume platelets, or there may be a problem with your bone marrow and platelet production. Go and see a doctor. ...Read more
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