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Elevated Liver enzymes. ALT 126, AST 281. Seeing a gastrolologist Looking at charts. Is this extremely high levels?

Elevated Liver enzymes. ALT 126, AST 281. Seeing a gastrolologist  Looking at charts.  Is this extremely high levels?

Liver Disease: One can go into liver failure if their enzymes are more than five times normal. Your labs are four to eight times normal. This is very dangerous and must be addressed urgently to determine the cause of the problem. ...Read more

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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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My liver levels got tested.Not sure which one it is but it's meant to be 80 but is at 120.Do these things rebound and what is best for me to do to fix?

My liver levels got tested.Not sure which one it is but it's meant to be 80 but is at 120.Do these things rebound and what is best for me to do to fix?

Liver can recover: The liver can often recover from many insults and damage. If you have any form of hepatitis you will need to be treated by a liver specialist. If you just have a mild increase in liver enzymes then there are some things you can do to help your liver recover. Stop all alcohol and Tylenol. Eat a healthy diet and drink plenty of water. Good luck, take care and do not worry. ...Read more

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Treating Liver Failure (Checklist)

See your liver specialist regularly
Every other month
Take prescribed medications carefully
Once
Avoid raw seafood and shellfish
Once
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Why would my liver levels be high? They will also go very low? What would that mean?

Why would my liver levels be high? They will also go very low? What would that mean?

Elevated transaminas: could be due to intrinsic liver diseases like hepatitis A,B,C, or due to alcohol or cholestatic picture like Gall bladder disease or common bilary obstruction or pancrease diseases. Knowing the liver enzyme levels will help narrow down the differentials ...Read more

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How common are low-level density lesions in the liver?

Liver lesions: Liver cysts are actually fairly common, there are other causes that are not so benign. Often it is best to have complimentary studies such as an ultrasound and MRI to best evaluate the cause. ...Read more

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Treating Liver Failure (Checklist)

Weigh yourself. If you're gaining weight, tell your doctor.
Daily
Take medications as directed by your doctor
Daily
Elevate legs to help with swelling
3x day
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Alt level from 51 to 60 in liver is it normal?

Alt level from 51 to  60 in liver  is it normal?

Lab normals: The question is too vague to give a precise answer. It depends on the lab normals and what else is going on ...Read more

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What different levels of liver ALT are there and what do they mean?

Indicates damage: Alt is one of the liver enzymes. Elevation of the alt and other enzymes is usually indicative of liver damage. ...Read more

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Treating Liver Failure (Checklist)

Minimize animal protein in your diet
daily
Take all meds as prescribed
daily
Especially take lactulose to reduce blood ammonia
daily
And avoid constipation
daily
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My dr wants to run a liver test again because it came back with a 6, normal range was 7. What could a lower level mean? He didn't tell me what it was

My dr wants to run a liver test again because it came back with a 6, normal range was 7. What could a lower level mean? He didn't tell me what it was

Normal Is Just AWord: Depends on what that specific test is, the accuracy of that lab's test, what your problem(if any)is and where in its course you are or if it's just a screening test and if a lower than normal number means anything(to your doctor or within reason, not necessarily related).It may be so important to your doctor that a repeat is necessary to make sure. But in general a level within normal is "Normal" ...Read more

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