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Why is my health so bad and I am only 18? I have hbp, high liver enzymes, erectile dysfunction, major anxiety, and more. I eat healthy and excercise.

Why is my health so bad and I am only 18? I have hbp, high liver enzymes, erectile dysfunction, major anxiety, and more. I eat healthy and excercise.

Nutritional?: Many consider a low fat, high (complex) carb diet healthy. Hi carb diet increases triglycerides, insulin, estrogen (e2) and lowers testosterone (t) the HTN can result from high trig + Insulin + low t. The ed from high e2 & low t. The anxiety from hypoglycemia - from high Insulin & low fat, high carb diet. The fatty liver is result of storage of carbs as trig in liver. Mdwellnessmd. Com. ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
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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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What is the causes of an elevated liver function?

What is the causes of an elevated liver function?

Many causes: There are numerous causes, including infections (hepatitis), medications, toxins, alcohol, gallstones, pancreas problems, fatty liver (from obesity, meds, toxins), etc. ...Read more

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Why are my liver function lvls so high if I don't have heptitis or fatty liver?

Why are my liver function lvls so high if I don't have heptitis or fatty liver?

Liver injury from an: Anything that damages the liver can cause abnormal liver functions. Besides viral hepatitis, excessive alcohol use can cause hepatitis...So can many different drugs like the statins used to lower cholestetrol. Then there are rare diseases like excessof iron storage from hemochromatosis and some enzyme deficiencies ...Read more

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Will lemon water help with liver function?

Yes by Dr Oz: According to dr oz, warm water aids digestion, lemon juice contains vitamin c, a potent antioxidant that helps calm liver inflammation and protects against free radical damage. I don't see any harm in warm water and lemon. ...Read more

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Can I ask for a liver function test at the er?

Not a great idea: The er is not the best place to obtain routine lab tests. When ers get bogged down with individuals who have routine problems it can make it hard to get to seriously ill patients. Additionally, the er is an expensive route. A routine appointment with your physcian would be a reasonable way to obtain needed labs. Take care. ...Read more

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What does an abnormal liver function test mean?

What does an abnormal liver function test mean?

Abnormal LFT's: Elevated Liver function tests may occur for a variety of issues form Fatty infiltration (hepatic steatosis), viral illnesses such as the hepatitis viruses, Alcoholism, increased use of medications that metabolize through the liver (such as Acetaminophen), cirrhosis, biliary disease, gallbladder disease, etc, etc. Get an evaluation for the most likely cause if your LFT's are elevated. ...Read more

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What are the natural remedies for poor liver function?

What are the natural remedies for poor liver function?

The very best: Avoid alcohol, avoid any medications that raise your liver enzymes, and focus your lifestyle around aerobic fitness. If you need treatment for hepatitis or wilson's, the meds are based on natural compounds; rx for hemochromatosis (phlebotomy) was known to hippocrates. What could be more natural than fitness? It's far more likely to help you out than "milk thistle". ...Read more

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What happens if your liver function test alk phos is 181?

What happens if your liver function test alk phos is 181?

It is all relative -: -2 the normals they are using. If hi or low, next to your results & the range of normal is in (.....) next to it

Hi in one lab may be normal range @ another. ...Read more

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What is the common blood test to check for liver function?

Liver function tests: Ast, alt and alkaline phosphatase are enzymes from the liver an they are commonly tested. The serum bilirubin is also a tested as a marker of liver function. ...Read more

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How can I determine my abnormal liver function test results?

How can I determine my abnormal liver function test results?

If you mean cause of: Elevated Liver function tests may occur for a variety of issues from Fatty infiltration (hepatic steatosis), viral illnesses such as the hepatitis viruses, Alcoholism, increased use of medications that metabolize through the liver (such as Acetaminophen), cirrhosis, biliary disease, tumors, gallbladder disease, etc, etc. Get an evaluation for the most likely cause of your LFT elevations. ...Read more

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Could electrolyte enhanced water skew a liver function test?

Could electrolyte enhanced water skew a liver function test?

No.: Lfts are not looking at your electrolytes, they are examining levels of enzymes produced by the liver. ...Read more

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How could a liver function test detect chronic liver disease?

How could a liver function test detect chronic liver disease?

Elevations: Elevated Liver function tests may occur for a variety of issues from Fatty infiltration (hepatic steatosis), viral illnesses such as the hepatitis viruses, Alcoholism, increased use of medications that metabolize through the liver (such as Acetaminophen), cirrhosis, biliary disease, tumors, gallbladder disease, etc, etc. Get an evaluation for the most likely cause if you feel you have liver Dx. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your liver function test alk phos is 181?

Bile duct issues: What are the results of other liver tests? What are your symptoms? All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and your doctor is in the best position to do that. See this site for more info.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/liver-function-tests/my00093. ...Read more

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Can c 6-7 herniation cause liver function problems, fatigue, etc?

Can c 6-7 herniation cause liver function problems, fatigue, etc?

Not usually: Liver function abnormalities are not usually caused by back issues. If you are taking significant amounts of medications with tylenol (acetaminophen) in them that may be the issue. I would recommend seeing your doctor or a gastroenterologist for further work-up. ...Read more

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My doctor tells me my liver function is borderline. What does that mean?

Don't Worry.: It means that at the moment you have nothing to worry about since it is close to the reference range, but that it is important to keep a close eye on them in the future and monitor for changes to determine if further workup is necessary. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to drink after receiving bad liver function test results?

Is it dangerous to drink after receiving bad liver function test results?

Liver abnormal study: Yes it is not good to drink alcohol because alcohol is broken down in the liver and this will cause your liver to worsen. The main importance is to find out the cause of the liver abnormality. ...Read more

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What does it mean if GGT was 80 on my liver function test; normal between 10 & 42?

What does it mean if GGT was 80 on my liver function test; normal between 10 & 42?

Drinking?: Drinking alcohol makes you GGT going up. It's good for monitoring patients that are trying to stop drinking, but it can be elevated in other conditions too. ...Read more

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Can dehydration affect a liver function test result? How do I know if my results are reliable??

Can dehydration affect a liver function test result? How do I know if my results are reliable??

No: Liver function tests are really affected by dehydration. Blododwork nowadays are pretty reliable. If they're off by a little bit, you can wait for a week or two and repeat them. But if they're off by 50% or more, you need to have that looked into right away especially if you are having any pain in the right upper abdomen or any stomach upset, nausea, etc. ...Read more

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My recent blood test shows borderline liver function. I have no gallbladder, what can this mean?

My recent blood test shows borderline liver function. I have no gallbladder, what can this mean?

Fatty Liver: People who have had their gallbladder removed can still suffer from fatty liver and fatty liver is a risk factor for gallstone formation. I would start a very low fat diet ( ...Read more

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Can you help? Could smoking marijjuana increase liver function enough to be detected on a blood test?

No: I have no recollection of marihuanna causinf elevated liver functions or hepatitis. This is usually due to obesity, hepatiitis or heavy drinking. ...Read more

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I have do liver function test without dr consultion. In my medical report it show for GGT is 60. What this mean?

LFTs: Not sure why you decided to have GGT done. It's not recommended to do it "just because". There's a good chance an abnormal result on one reading will be normal on he next one, so called spurious elevation. Also, different labs have different reference values, so I cannot tell whether it's ok or not without knowing the reference values for a particular test. ...Read more

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If your liver function is diagnosed as poor what. Do I have to do? Are supplements helpful and how long do I have to give up alcohol?

If your liver function is diagnosed as poor what. Do I have to do? Are supplements helpful and how long do I have to give up alcohol?

Liver is in Trouble: I need more information. What liver functions are poor? What tests have been done? Do you have hepatitis? Alcoholic cirrhosis? Fatty liver? Hiv?

There is no medicine to heal a sick liver. The only option is to fix or treat the underlying condition. And until your liver is back to good health all things toxic to it must be avoided and that includes alcohol. ...Read more

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One of the levels in my liver function blood test keeps rising indicating that I am still drinking although I have stopped for 18 months why?

One of the levels in my liver function blood test keeps rising indicating that I am still drinking although I have stopped for 18 months why?

Possibilities: Liver tests include transaminases (ALT/SGPT, AST/SGOT, high when liver cells are being damaged), &alk phos (high when bile system or pancreas are being damaged). These enzymes are also found elsewhere:eg transaminases in muscle, alk phos in bone. Possibilities: Liver's being injured by something else (eg hepatitis C, tumor, med/nutritional supplement, fatty liver), problem is elsewhere (muscle, pancreas) ...Read more

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I am a male, 46 year old and 83 kg weight. Sonography reveals fatty infiltration grade 2, but liver function tests are in range. What should I do.

I am a male, 46 year old and 83 kg weight. Sonography reveals fatty infiltration grade 2, but liver function tests are in range. What should I do.

Ultrasound: Ultrasound can detect a "heterogeneous echotexture" but does not make a diagnosis of fatty liver disease. That is a histologic diagnosis made on liver biopsy. If you have normal liver enzymes, you have little reason for worry. Why was the ultrasound obtained in the first place? If you are overweight, weight loss is the best treatment for fatty liver disease. It's relatively common... ...Read more

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Feeling internal tremors bloods seem normal only one borderline on liver function had it on and off for months but now most of the time every day?

Feeling internal tremors bloods seem normal only one borderline on liver function had it on and off for months but now most of the time every day?

Possible anxiety: You probably mean that your tremors are not visible to other persons. If this is the case then it is most likely symptom of anxiety. Consult a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Why can kidney and liver function be tested by simple blood tests, but other organs cannot? Why can't all organs be tested this way? Just wondering

Why can kidney and liver function be tested by simple blood tests, but other organs cannot? Why can't all organs be tested this way? Just wondering

Basic biology: The kidney's best-known function is to remove waste from the blood, so that's easy to understand. Liver function tests is actually a misnomer -- these measure stuff released when the liver is injured. Similar tests exist for heart muscle, and blood gases are a marker for lung function, but your history and physical exam are more helpful as screens. ...Read more

Dr. Tso Chen
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Liver Function (Definition)

The liver is "life". The liver not only creates essential proteins and energy resources, but it also "detoxifies" the body through creation of elements like bilirubin while additionally breaking down a vast variety of chemicals (medications, toxins, etc.). The medical industry tests the "function" of the liver via a "liver function panel". This test looks at liver ...Read more


Dr. Alvin Lin
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Erectile Dysfunction (Definition)

Any problem when a male cannot get or keep an erection long enough for intercourse. It has many different causes so "erectile dysfunction" is a descriptive term ...Read more