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I seem to have an overactive thyroid and elevated liver enzymes, symptoms of graves and Crohn's issues- what can I do now?

I seem to have an overactive thyroid and elevated liver enzymes, symptoms of graves and Crohn's issues- what can I do now?

Get evaluated: You cannot diagnose graves' disease by symptoms alone. You need to see your doctors to have the graves' and Crohn's disase confirm by labs/imaging and possibly tissue biopsy. ...Read more

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Dr. Marvin Ott
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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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Can having your thyroid removed cause elevated liver enzymes?

Can having your thyroid removed cause elevated liver enzymes?

No -not directly: Interesting question, and one i hadn't considered.

Elias, rm et al, from mayo clinic (http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/23251814) published on the syndrome of liver problems (which would cause elevated liver enzymes) in patients with "thyrotoxicosis" which means too much thyroid hormones circulating. Most patients had their thyroid either destroyed with i131 or removed with surgery.... ...Read more

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Could anti-thyroid medication cause elevated liver enzymes? I am a 68 year old female.

Yes: Yes, particularly a medication abbreviated ptu (propylthiouracil). The other available medication, methimazole, can do so as well, but not as commonly. Contact your physician asap. ...Read more

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Elevated liver enzymes . Decrease in TSH from .94 to .86 within 3 months. Vit D 51 nmol/L >74. Under active Thyroid ? Have current blood results

Elevated liver enzymes . Decrease in TSH from .94 to .86 within 3 months. Vit D 51 nmol/L >74. Under active Thyroid ? Have current blood results

It's not ever wise: to treat numbers and lab tests in isolation of the patient. I would strongly suggest you discuss this face to face with the doctor requesting this lab work. You have not provided any significant clinical information. ...Read more

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Fatigue, dizziness, joint pressure/popping, neck and back pain, nausea, chest pains, blood work shows elevated liver enzymes & muscle damage. ?

Fatigue, dizziness, joint pressure/popping, neck and back pain, nausea, chest pains, blood work shows elevated liver enzymes & muscle damage. ?

Get medical help: It sounds like you have many symptoms and abnormal blood tests that suggest something acute is going on. The doctor who ordered those tests should follow up immediately and direct the next step to investigate what is wrong, and that might even be a hospital admission. You should seek medical attention from your doctor or an urgent care facility to figure out what is going on and start treatment. ...Read more

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Lower right side back pain/more like a dull ache than pain. Feels like I need to stretch the muscle. Slight elevated liver enzymes. No other symptoms?

Lower right side back pain/more like a dull ache than pain. Feels like I need to stretch the muscle. Slight elevated liver enzymes. No other symptoms?

The two could be re: The two may be related. This is something to discuss with your physician. The liver is on the right side where you are having your symptoms. This needs to be evaluated. ...Read more

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What can elevated liver enzymes for seven years lead to?

What can elevated liver enzymes for seven years lead to?

Fatty liver, viral: hepatitis, alchohol abuse and some medications can elevate your liver enzymes. ...Read more

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What can cause elevated liver enzymes and when should I worry?

What can cause elevated liver enzymes and when should I worry?

Alcohol, meds, infxn: And early onset diabetes can all cause liver enzyme elevation as well as metastatic cancer. You need to worry when in the hundreds/thousands. ...Read more

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What does having elevated liver enzymes in a child usually mean?

What does having elevated liver enzymes in a child usually mean?

Irritation vs error: A first thought is to make sure the standards being applied to the lab are those for kids in the age group & not adults. Growing kids will have enzyme numbers that are different from adult. If valid for the kids age range, the enzyme numbers usually reflect irritation of the liver cells. This can be stress from a toxic exposure, an infection or metabolic disease. ...Read more

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Elevated liver enzymes. What can cause this and what does it mean?

Elevated liver enzymes. What can cause this and what does it mean?

Many causes.: Hepatitis, cancer, medicines, some hereditary conditions to name a few. However, it definitely needs follow-up. You need to see an internist for a proper evaluation. ...Read more

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Elevated liver enzymes: is there anything that could be causing this that isn't a serious health issue?

Meds or alcohol: Among various of causes of elevated liver enzymes, some causes when aborted may reverse the problem. Certain medications and alcohol can cause elevated lft's and when stop may not cause the problem again. ...Read more

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Does elevated liver enzymes cause you to be tired all the time?

Does elevated liver enzymes cause you to be tired all the time?

No: Elevated liver enzymes means your liver is undergoing damage. That doesn't usually cause fatigue although the underlying condition causing the damage may also cause your fatigue. For example some kind of hepatitis, too much alcohol, etc. You should discuss this with your doctor, and if not already done get tested for viral hepatitis, esp. Hepatitis c. ...Read more

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My labs came back with elevated liver enzymes. Should i be worried?

My labs came back with elevated liver enzymes. Should i be worried?

Be proactive: Worrying accomplishes little. You'll get a repeat check off alcohol and meds; if they're still up, you'll get screened for hepatitis b and c, hemochromatosis, wilson's, autoimmunity, and perhaps more. All are manageable but can hurt you badly if missed. You may simply have fat in the liver and end up getting a rx for some serious aerobic fitness. ...Read more

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What's the difference between fatty liver and elevated liver enzymes?

See below: Elevated liver enzymes indicate damage to liver cells usually from alcohol, hepatitis, and some medications. Fatty liver means accumulation of fat in liver cells, it can result from obesity, malnutrition, alcohol, other hapatotoxins like chloroform, and low blood supply to liver. ...Read more

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There is very elevated liver enzymes of my 7 months old baby, should I be worried?

There is very elevated liver enzymes of my 7 months old baby, should I be worried?

Yes: Infantile hepatitis is fairly common and your pediatrician needs to seek a cause. Hopefully it will be self-limited or treatable. I very much hope you are not giving junior any 'alternative-complementary' medicines from a source that's not trustworthy -- many are not what they claim to be and can be liver poisons. ...Read more

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Can bone problems cause elevated liver enzymes?

Shared enzyme: Alkaline phosphatase is elevated in both bone and liver disorders, though it is possible to ascertain the source of the enzyme. After that it depends on the type of bone disease. ...Read more

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What happens if you have elevated liver enzymes will that make excess bile?

What happens if you have elevated liver enzymes will that make excess bile?

No: Elevated liver enzymes are not a good thing. These indicate liver injury. If you drink alcohol, stop entirely for 3-4 months before repeating the test. Please note that all lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the test is in the best position to do that. ...Read more

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Are slightly or mildy (not significant) elevated liver enzymes to be expected or common from Accutane?

Are slightly or mildy (not significant) elevated liver enzymes to be expected or common from Accutane?

Possible: Accutane can cause liver function tests to rise. The medication is safe when Prescribed correctly and monitored effectively by your treating doctor. Some docs will get a baseline Liver and kidney panel prior to starting the drug, so they can monitor the process. Be sure to discuss all your concerns with the Doctor who is treating you. Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Susan Wingo
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Overactive Thyroid (Definition)

Hyperthyroidism, often called "overactive thyroid," is a condition where the thyroid secretes too much of the thyroid hormones. Common symptoms include heat intolerance, increased appetite, ...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