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Liver Function And Impotence
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
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 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
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
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
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
Low fat diet: No achohol, sylimarol.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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