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Doctor insights on: Normal Liver Enzyme Levels In Adults

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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 are normal liver enzyme levels in a healthy individual?

What are normal liver enzyme levels in a healthy individual?

Liver tests: There are about eight or 10 tests which can be termed a "liver test". Each of them has different normal values. In addition, some of the normal values vary depending on which lab performs the test. Having said all that, a good approximation of all the liver test normal values can be found here: http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/liver-function-tests/basics/results /prc-20012602 ...Read more

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Could cirrhosis show in my liver enzyme level?

Could cirrhosis show in my liver enzyme level?

Maybe: If the cause isn't active -- for example, a cirrhotic who has an alcoholic past but is now abstinent -- the liver enzymes may be normal. Usually at least one liver function test is abnormal in a cirrhotic or precirrhotic. ...Read more

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Sir which high enzyme levels indicate significant liver damage due to alcohol? GGT levels or SGPT or SGOT levels..

Sir which high enzyme levels indicate significant liver damage due to alcohol?  GGT levels or SGPT  or SGOT levels..

SGOT / SGPT: These are better markers for damage. SGPT 38, SGOT 28 are not concerning though they're higher than most young men's. Some men run a high GGT even if they don't drink and this shouldn't be taken as proving anything. If you're drinking daily, this might be a good time to cut way back -- who really needs to be doing this? ...Read more

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Within 12 months - high cholesterol, triglycerides normal, mildly elevated liver enzymes, and most recently an egfr of 59, and gallstones. What gives?

Liver enzymes: Hi christine! i hope you're feeling ok. Lots of things could explain the picture you're describing. You must be having some symptoms that prompted these tests. Please speak with your private physician to discuss these questions...This is a really hard online diagnosis to make.... ...Read more

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Can pregnancy alone cause elevated liver enzyme levels? Alt level was 54. Is this considered high?

Can pregnancy alone cause elevated liver enzyme levels? Alt level was 54. Is this considered high?

Slightly elevated: Alt of 54 is slightly elevated. Normal pregnancy is not associated with elevation of alt. Do you drink or take any medications? It would be good to discuss this with your ob. ...Read more

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1.44 billirubin which is apparently slightly high. Enzymes and rest of liver functions all normal. AFP norma. CBC normal. What to think?

1.44 billirubin which is apparently slightly high. Enzymes and rest of liver functions all normal. AFP norma. CBC normal. What to think?

Need to examine: 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. Having said that, if bilirubin is only abnormal result, you may watch and wait. If you have no symptoms. Do not use Tylenol (acetaminophen) and related meds, no alcohol and you may repeat it in a year or so. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, 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. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Will Valium and alcohol affect your alk phos, AST and ALT levels when a liver function test is performed. Alkphos29, alt110, ast38 bilirubin dir 0.4?

Will Valium and alcohol affect your alk phos, AST and ALT levels when a liver function test is performed. Alkphos29, alt110, ast38  bilirubin dir 0.4?

Liver function tests: Although valium is metabolized by the liver, it does not increase or decrease liver enzyme activity. Alcohol, on the other hand, depending on the amount consumed & frequency of consumption, can significantly elevate liver enzyme levels to a lesser or greater degree. Your alt is about 4 x normal; ast & direct bilirubin r minimally elevated; alk phos is ok. Tylenol (acetaminophen) can also affect liver enzymes. ...Read more

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Liver enzymes elevated AST 50 ALT 78 bilirubin 1.2 us showed very little fat in liver. Could this be thyroid problems? They keep fluctuating.

Liver enzymes elevated AST 50 ALT 78 bilirubin 1.2 us showed very little fat in liver. Could this be thyroid problems? They keep fluctuating.

Very little fat?: You shouldn't have fat in your liver, period. This isn't thyroid disease; everybody's levels fluctuate. If you drink alcohol, you need to stop for a few weeks and get rechecked -- this could be your wake-up call. You'll need hepatitis b and c, medication effect, hemochromatosis, autoimmune hepatitis and wilson's ruled out. If you do have non-alcoholic fatty liver, aerobic fitness is a key. ...Read more

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AST level 59 Alt level 27 anything to worry about? all other liver test in the blood normal

AST level 59 Alt level 27 anything to worry about? all other liver test in the blood normal

Any symptoms?: Why were these tests done? 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. Having said that, it does not seem to be a serious issue, however the elevated AST may be due to alcohol, medications you may taking or if you are overweight. Discuss it with your doctor. ...Read more

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If my levels of bilirubin and urobilinogen in urine is normal, does this indicate a healthy liver? I'm having routine liver enzyme tests and nervous.

If my levels of  bilirubin and urobilinogen in urine is normal, does this indicate a healthy liver? I'm having routine liver enzyme tests and nervous.

Liver enzymes: While it is encouraging that these urinary tests are normal, they are not enough to ensure that your liver is healthy by themselves. If your doctor recommended routine screening tests of your liver, the blood tests are the only way to go. I would not worry; the vast majority of the people having a routine screening have completely normal liver tests. Good luck. ...Read more

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AST elevated (65), ALT elevated (50) and total bilirubin elevated (3.0). All other enzymes are normal. Is this significant??

Elevated Bilirubin i: Elevated Bilirubin is concerning. Elevated AST and ALT are mild. You need to see liver specialist ( Hepatologist) and have more testing. ...Read more

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High levels of ALT enzymes, can be hiv?

High levels of ALT enzymes, can be hiv?

High ALT...: Elevated alt can be caused by hundreds of conditions. Acute HIV infection is one of them. Other viruses, medications, inflammation, and alcohol are much more common causes. If you are concerned about hiv, very good testing is available. In fact, you can now test yourself for HIV at home using a kit obtained from drug stores without a prescription. ...Read more

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Do digestive enzyme supplements causes elevation of AST? AST 65 ,Alt normal range

No: Look for a different cause. Why is the person taking the supplements in any case? Adult-onset cystic fibrosis is one cause of both pancreatic insufficiency and elevated liver enzymes in some cases. ...Read more

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My total proteins in 8.2, albumin 5.4,globulin 3.3, Total Bilirubin 0.7,direct 0.5. Is that something to worry?Other Liver values under normal.

My total proteins in 8.2, albumin 5.4,globulin 3.3, Total Bilirubin 0.7,direct 0.5. Is that something to worry?Other Liver values under normal.

Nothing to worry: Your Liver functions appear to be normal other than slightly high Albumin level. The latter finding is harmless. Why did you have these tests done in the first place??? ...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