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Quit Drinking Liver Enzymes Up
Should I be worried if only one of my liver enzyme tests came back elevated? They never told me which one just to quit drinking and retest in a month?
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
Liver enzymes went down after quit drinking. If I have a few drinks on my vacation are there signs I should look for to let me know it's not processing?
Not really: Generally speaking there are no signs of elevated liver enzymes until you reach a state of severe disease. At this time you may experience some abdominal discomfort and yellowing of the skin. However, if you have had elevated liver enzymes from drinking alcohol, you should avoid further consumption. ...Read more
Elevated liver enzymes. Quit drinking they went down. How many beers is it safe to drink per day on my vacation?
Minimal: You should consider an alternate or non-alcoholic beverage. There is no hard-fast number as every persons metabolism is different and there are other factors to consider such as weight and medications and what period of time. Alcohol is a toxin the liver must process to rid your body of it. ...Read more
My liver enzymes were sgot 47 n sgpt 67. Total bilirubin was within range. I quit drinking and did liver cleanse. Now 36 n 47 but bilirubin 1.8 whatup?
Hard to say: That bilirubin is borderline, and would need to know the breakdown (how much is direct and how much indirect bilibrubin) to make sense out of it. Those liver enzymes are very borderline, and should lead to testing for viral hepatitis. Since you quit drinking, the enzymes are normal, indicating that alcohol may have been responsible. I would repeat and fractionate the bilirubin. ...Read more
I had elevated liver enzymes. Stopped drinking for about 6 months and they went and stayed down. Does this mean the liver has healed itself?
Temporarily yes: But you are likely to get a damaged liver if you start drinking again. ...Read more
If you have been an alcoholic for quite a few years and you start drinking moderately is this okay? Liver enzymes elevated once back 2 normal now.
Is this wise?: Most people who drink heavily enough to make themselves sick have lost self-control and are wisest not to touch the stuff again. The word 'alcoholic' carries a connotation that it's hard for the person to stop. Why play with fire? If in fact you just binge-drank and are over that stage in your life, your liver will be okay but get checked every so often. And think about being 'high on life.' ...Read more
Liver enzymes tested high ast72/alt144. Cut out alcohol and retesting in a month. What can I do/eat/herbs to help? Would one drink make a difference?
Liver Is In Trouble: You may see significant improvement with time and abstinence. Milk thistle is an herb that is used world wide for this problem. Yes, even one drink can prolong healing when or if your liver is still inflamed. It must heal fully before retesting anything toxic to it. ...Read more
Recently my hubby had done a full check up on his health, all is fine except his liver enzyme reading shown 367! n he is still drink n smoke. I'm worry?
Alcoholic hepatitis: The meaning of 367 depends on which enzyme test this is for. If this is for the most common test (sgot/sgpt or alt/ast) then it means there is inflammation and damage to the liver. There are many possible causes of this, but too much alcohol is a common cause of hepatitis. Prolonged drinking with elevated enzymes leads to cirrhosis, liver failure and many severe (often fatal) consequences. ...Read more
Why are my liver enzymes elevated. I don't drink or smoke. I'm 52 years old. Women. 125 pounds. What could be wrong?
Not with tea: Not if you are just drinking conventional green tea, without any other additives. ...Read more
Which raises liver enzymes more, lifting weights strenuously, or drinking 2 alcoholic drinks per day? Thank you
Am 90 kg and 1.76 cm. Am 34. Got fatty liver sice 8 years. Do not drink. Liver enzymes normal. What s the risk of cirroais. How many years it takes.
Hopefully never: Distinguish fatty liver (steatosis) from NASH with abnormal liver tests (steatohepatitis). Start with a weight loss diet based on calorie ; fat restriction, avoid alcohol, control diabetes ; cholesterol (if present). Your doctor will want to monitor your labwork, re-image the liver, ; rule out other diseases. But if liver tests remain normal with life changes above, u may not progress 2 cirrhosis. ...Read more
30, in good physical shape, exercise. High liver enzymes, 100/200, moderate drinker, but have been drinking a lot of carrot. Could vit a cause this?
Rare but possible: Here is a case report: http://onlinelibrary. Wiley. Com/doi/10.1002/eat.22015/abstract. ...Read more
How long after you stop drinking do liver enzymes go down and altered blood protiens return to normal?
Depends on severity: ... and other co-morbid factors that may affect your liver disease. The pattern of blood tests you describe sounds like your best advice is to stop drinking all together & for good (particularly if liver disease is advanced or has progressed to cirrhosis). Please consider the long-term consequences of heavy alcohol intake (and not just on the liver), even if only binge drinking. ...Read more
If you drink a moderate amount of alcohol (3) the day before bloodworm will you be likely to show results that are high liver enzymes?
Alcohol and liver: Yes you may. There is one liver enzyme in particular that is quite sensitive to alcohol, the ggtp. The 2 major other enzymes, the ast and the alt, are less sensitive to brief alcohol intake, but understand that 3 drinks is considered to be above normal. If you were taking in 3 drinks daily for a few days preceding the test, the results might well be elevated. ...Read more
How much/little protein should a person eat if they have high liver enzymes? I don't drink it's from old meds. Trying to lower them fast
Liver enzymes a bit high. Am overweight doc sending me for sonogram. I don't drink he thinks it's because of my weight.
Can you point me towards research or textbook material that shows that drinking alcohol before taking a liver enzymes test will elevate the enzymes?
The following link will provide more information than you may need.
http://pubs. Niaaa. Nih. Gov/publications/AA72/AA72.htm ...Read more
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
I have elavated liver enzyme do to alcohol, stoped drinking but still have anxiety issues real nervous person. Is it ok to inject "bejoyecta" its b12?
I drink. After blood tests, the nurse called to say that my liver enzymes are high and my blood is extremely thin. Not on any blood thinners. Meaning?
The alcohol is: Affecting your clotting times and is damaging your liver. It's really time to stop, or you may develop cirrhosis and die from liver failure. ...Read more
Had mono w/ high liver enzymes. Got better and went to college. Still have high liver enzymes. I still drink almost every weekend is that safe?
Took 500mg of tylenol at 1pm Rarely take tylenol or drink alcohol but want to drink a few drinks at 7pm Liver enzymes normal 2 days ago. Will it be ok?
Women are more susceptible to the toxic effects of Tylenol and alcohol. Alcohol is a poison and it never did any body any good, ever, so stay away from it.
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. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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, if you have sex. ...Read more
I had elevated liver enzymes. Stopped drinking and they went down. Will I ever be able to drink alcohol again?
Yea!: Just do not binge, and drink small amounts a day! ...Read more
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