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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 enzymes is 127, is this good or bad?

My liver enzymes is 127, is this good or bad?

Incomplete info: Which enzyme? All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the test is usually in the best position to do that. ...Read more

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fatty liver in 2013 liver enzymes high but been good over a yr ast & alt stay 19-20 went to dr. Yesterday Alt is 45 ast 27 is liver bad due to rise?

fatty liver in 2013 liver enzymes high but been good over a yr ast & alt stay 19-20 went to dr. Yesterday Alt is 45 ast 27 is liver bad due to rise?

Not necessarily: You ALT is just above the normal limit. Whatever you did before to get your enzymes in-line should be fine to do again.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Fatty liver bad gallbladder: liver enzymes good protein 8.4 billibruin 20. What could it be? Possibilty of strep throat

Question vague: You need to be seen and evaluated by a doctor asap. A bilirubin of 20mg/dl suggests either obstruction to biliary flow, severe damage to the liver itself (as in hepatitis), breakdown of red blood cells or other conditions. It is unlikely that strep throat has anything to do with this. Go and see a doctor as quickly as you can. Good luck. ...Read more

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My liver enzymes were high they went from 67 to 103 from June 8 to July 31 is this bad whst could it be I go for an ultrasound tom?

My liver enzymes were high they went from 67 to 103 from June 8 to July 31 is this bad whst could it be I go for an ultrasound tom?

Need more info: Do your drink alcohol? Are you on any medications? Are you overweight? Any recent history of travel? Any drug use history? What were the results of other tests? All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ...Read more

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Can high liver enzymes occur if my pancreas is going bad?

Can high liver enzymes occur if my pancreas is going bad?

Yes: Elevated lfts with a predominant rise in alp is suggestive of damage or obstruction of the biliary tree (which disrupts the flow of bile out of the liver, called cholestasis). There are a number of conditions that can cause this, including a stone in the common bile duct (choledocholithiasis), cancer of the head of the pancreas, primary sclerosing cholangitis, primary biliary cirrhosis. ...Read more

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Is the liver enzyme ALT a good predictor of future diabetes?

No: If it is up and all the other causes are ruled out (alcohol, meds, viral hepatitis, hemochromatosis, antitrypsin, autoimmune hepatitis, extreme aerobic exercise, wilson's), it is a warning to start taking diet and exercise seriously. ...Read more

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Liver enzymes were elevated and got retested the resutls were albumin blood test is 4.9. Is this good? I'm a 26 y/o female.

Incomplete info: The albunin level is good, but you did not provide information on the liver enzyme levels. Please note that all lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ...Read more

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My son is 8 years old we make blood tests to him the results showed a rise in the level of liver enzyme s.G.P.T (a.L.T) 106 u/l is that bad?

My son is 8 years old we make blood tests to him the results showed a rise in the level of liver enzyme s.G.P.T (a.L.T) 106 u/l is that bad?

Depends: A lot depends on why you got the blood tests. A viral illness like mono can cause liver enzymes like alt or ast to be mildly elevated, and this is a mild elevation. So can certain medications. However, if it is elevated on repeat testing, or there are other issues, then further workup might be necessary. ...Read more

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Can bilirubin levels and liver enzymes be raised by a bad virus?

Can bilirubin levels and liver enzymes be raised by a bad virus?

Yes: This is fairly common. They might also have been raised by the medications a person takes for the virus. If checking baseline liver function, it is best to wait until the patient has recovered fully from a recent viral illness. ...Read more

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Really bad pain in my right side. My doc said I had high liver enzymes but the pain is really bad. Could it be my liver? Can't afford to go to the doc

Really bad pain in my right side. My doc said I had high liver enzymes but the pain is really bad. Could it be my liver? Can't afford to go to the doc

It could be a number: Of things: liver, ribs, gallbladder, and appendix. They R all in close proximity to one another & it can also be your ovary. So, the only way to distinguish is having a physical exam with palpation light & deep to determine what's going on & to bring about a solution & treatment. U may even need further imaging done. So UR asking the $10 million question. High liver enzymes too poses problems too. ...Read more

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I have high liver enzymes, got milk thistle in pills would it harm liver if I take them sense pills are bad for liver?

Not sure it helps...: The medical literature is quite mixed as to the potential value of milk thistle in treating the liver. Lots of things of course cause elevated liver enzymes, & milk thistle certainly may be of little use for many liver diseases. Talk to your liver specialist if herbal products may benefit your particular liver issue. Also, pills per se are not bad for the liver as long as you use the correct drug! ...Read more

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Is it a bad idea to take levaquin (levofloxacin) if I have high liver enzymes? I was perscribed because I also have prostatitis

Is it a bad idea to take levaquin (levofloxacin) if I have high liver enzymes? I was perscribed because I also have prostatitis

Possibly safe: Levaquin (levofloxacin) undergoes limited metabolism by the liver and a dose adjustment is generally not indicated. Levaquin (levofloxacin) is a generally safe medication as far as the liver is concerned, but rare and even fatal cases of liver failure have been reported. If you suffer from a a medical condition causing elevation in liver enzymes, you should obtain an okay from your doctor prior to starting any new medications. ...Read more

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How bad is it if liver enzymes more than double after first month on isotrentinoin? ALT: 19 to 50 AST: 13 to 32. Should I discontinue?

How bad is it if liver enzymes more than double after first month on isotrentinoin? ALT: 19 to 50 AST: 13 to 32. Should I discontinue?

Side effect: I would be concerned. In my opinion, This medication should only be prescribed by a specialist experienced in its use and I would abide by his/her advice. ...Read more

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My liver enzyme is triple the account. Is that considered bad? What future health consequences will it bring? I don't smoke and don't drink alcohol.

My liver enzyme is triple the account. Is that considered bad? What future health consequences will it bring? I don't smoke and don't drink alcohol.

Repeat in 2-4 weeks: An isolated mild elevation of liver enzymes, I assume transaminases you are referring to, may have no relevance. Common culprits are drugs, prescribed or OTC, supplements and alcohol. Comorbidities, such as diabetes, hypothyroidism or obesity may also cause a mild increase in liver enzymes. Would recommend repeating your liver enzymes in few weeks in trying to understand if there is any dynamics. ...Read more

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Will elevated liver enzymes be a reason to stop surgery for a bad right hip?

Will elevated liver enzymes be a reason to stop surgery for a bad right hip?

Typically not: But if this is an elective procedure the surgeon may want a work up to determine why -- especially if the levels are severely elevated. If you have underlying liver disease it may affect what anesthetic is used during the procedure. ...Read more

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What's a good way to check if my liver enzymes are elevated from aspirin and not from alcohol use?

What's a good way to check if my liver enzymes are elevated from aspirin and not from alcohol use?

Alcohol: Aspirin is not likely to raise liver enzymes, if your enzymes are elevated and you drink, these two are related. ...Read more

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Bad effects of copegus (ribavirin) treatment and liver enzyme levels?

Bad effects of copegus (ribavirin) treatment and liver enzyme levels?

Hep C and ribavirin: This drug is for combination treatment of hepatitis c. Copegus (ribavirin) alone is not effective for the treatment of chronic hepatitis c virus infection. The main toxicity is hemolytic anemia, which may result in worsening of cardiac disease, heart attacks. Your doctor will test your blood for liver enzyme levels, virus load and other things. ...Read more

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I had blood work due to chest pain I have been having my ast/als.? Were 498/463 on my liver enzymes is this bad

I had blood work due to chest pain I have been having my ast/als.? Were 498/463 on my liver enzymes is this bad

Possibly: If you mean ast and alt- liver enzymes that are elevated then you should talk to your doctor about possible liver problems. ...Read more

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I am having high liver enzymes as in and had ultrasound and it's all good...and my neutrophils n WBC are low n ferritin are high..

Need more info: You don't supply enough information to give you an answer. The best person to talk to is the physician who ordered the tests and what is suspected. Give him/her a call now. ...Read more

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Been unable to keep anything down for over a week. Bad belly pain and severe nausea. Liver enzymes keep up &down. Gi dr in am. What could it be?

Been unable to keep anything down for over a week. Bad belly pain and severe nausea. Liver enzymes keep up &down. Gi dr in am. What could it be?

Liver is inflammed: The elevated liver enzymes indicate inflammation of the liver. There are many
possible causes including infectious
hepatitis, mononucleosis, gall bladder
stones and cholecystitis, and pancreatitis.
Acute appendicitis is another possibility. ...Read more

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Should I worry about a liver enzyme test showing AST 38 and ALT 17? I have been a heavy drinker, so I am concerned about liver issues. I am in my early 30s and in good health. The test was just a routine screening to assess the saftey of taking a particul

Should I worry about a liver enzyme test showing AST 38 and ALT 17? I have been a heavy drinker, so I am concerned about liver issues. I am in my early 30s and in good health. The test was just a routine screening to assess the saftey of taking a particul

Probably OK.: In most labs, those numbers are normal. Obviously, no one's liver can handle long periods of excessive alcohol intake. Good for you for cutting back. You should use this as an opportunity to keep your alcohol intake to a moderate level only. Good luck. ...Read more

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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

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4 month pregnant elevated liver enzyme bad upper abdom paindark green almost black stool for 2 days pain 3days Have APLS AST is 86 ALT 99 what's wrong?

4 month pregnant elevated liver enzyme bad upper abdom paindark green almost black stool for 2 days pain 3days Have APLS AST is 86 ALT 99 what's wrong?

Needs evaluation: First steps if pregnant with elevated liver enzymes is to rule out high blood pressure (preeclampsia). If this has been excluded then your doctor needs to begin other evaluations. Black stool can indicated an intestinal bleed. Elevated liver tests can indicate a liver or gallbladder problem. Do not ignore this. A full evaluation is needed. ...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