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Been sick 1yr. diangosis 1wk ago with Lyme. Neuro and joint symptoms. Pos ANA, low WBC, high liver enzymes. How long should I expect treatment to be? Thanks.

Been sick 1yr. diangosis 1wk ago with Lyme. Neuro and joint symptoms. Pos ANA, low WBC, high liver enzymes. How long should I expect treatment to be? Thanks.

Up to 1 month: It may take up to a month of IV antibiotics, depending on the severity and specifics of your case. Evidence for benefit of additional weeks or months of IV antibiotics is mostly anecdotal , and must be weighed against the risk of line infection, adverse drug effects, and destroying the balance of your microbiome. ...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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Is there a common cause of low liver enzymes?

Is there a common cause of low liver enzymes?

Usually OK: When we talk about liver enzymes, we are usually referring to transaminases (sgot/sgpt, ast/alt). The lower limit of normal is either zero or close to zero. Therefore having a low value of one of these is not an issue. Albumin and protein can be low in malnutrition or protein-losing kidney disease. And severe malnutrition will cause everything to be very low across the board. ...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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My husband is an alcoholic and recently had a test done that said he had low liver enzymes what does this mean?

My husband is an alcoholic and recently had a test done that said he had low liver enzymes what does this mean?

Need more info: Liver enzymes reflect the health of the liver, elevations means some ongoing inflammation, however normal enzymes do not necessarily mean no inflammation, but in general better normal than elevated. In your husband's case, one would need to know what tests were done, overall alcohol consumption, other psychosocial effects of alcohol consumption (e.g. legal, employment and family effects) ...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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What causes a low hematocrit, low hemoglobin, low mcv, and elevated liver enzymes?

Medical illnesses: There are many medical conditions that can cause these things...In general, you have anemia, and abnormal liver function tests that need to be evaluated and treated depending on the results of why you are anemic and have elevated liver enzymes. ...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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What causes high liver enzymes and low blood sugar?

What causes high liver enzymes and low blood sugar?

Liver and sugar: High liver enzymes can arise from a number of conditions and you need to see your doctor very soon. How low is your low blood sugar? How often do you measure your blood sugar? What diabetes medication are you using? Put this all together and you MUST see your doctor! ...Read more

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

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