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Doctor insights on: Reasons For High Liver Enzymes

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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
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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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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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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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I hav been told by my doctor that the reason i hav elevated liver enzymes becausd of viral infection such as hepa a.What ill be doin now to normalize.

I hav been told by my doctor that the reason i hav elevated liver enzymes becausd of viral infection such as hepa a.What ill be doin now to normalize.

Not enough info: If the triglycerides are elevated, particularly if they are higher than cholesterol, it could be as simple as diet !. Try getting rid of sugar in all its forms as well as diet drinks. ...Read more

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What are high liver enzymes?

What are high liver enzymes?

Transaminases: Usually, elevated liver enzymes mean elevated sgot/ast and sgpt/alt, less often alkaline phosphatase and its kindred. These are released from injured (not necessarily dead) liver cells in a host of illnesses, several of which will kill you if they're missed. ...Read more

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What do high liver enzymes mean?

What do high liver enzymes mean?

Depends . . .: It depends upon which liver enzymes were elevated. High bilirubin suggests blockage or obstruction of the biliary tract. High alt & ast suggest fatty liver or excess alcohol consumption. High protein may be multiple myeloma. Toxic amounts of Acetaminophen (tylenol) can also elevate liver enzymes. Ask physician who ordered test for his/her interpretation & what to do next (possibly ultrasound). ...Read more

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What can I do for high liver enzymes?

What can I do for high liver enzymes?

See doctor: If you have high liver enzymes and more importantly if it is persistent, you need to see a physician for further evaluation and testing. ...Read more

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What can cause extremely high liver enzymes?

What can cause extremely high liver enzymes?

Many causes: Usually some form of acute hepatitis or liver injury. Common causes are viruses, medications and fulminant hepatitis, a serious condition that can require liver transplant. ...Read more

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What food to eat to lower high liver enzymes?

Avoid carbs: The most common cause of elevated liver enzymes is called non-alcoholic fatty liver. It helps to avoid carbs. Avoid sugars (especially fruit juice, baked goods, sodas) and starches (like flour, rice, potatoes) and see if you can walk 20-30 minutes a day. ...Read more

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Could you die from high elevated liver enzymes?

Could you die from high elevated liver enzymes?

Yes: If the numbers are extremely high it could be a sign of full on liver failure. The numbers don't kill you. Its the fact that the liver isn't working at all. ...Read more

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I have elevated liver enzymes, what is too high?

Depends on cause: This all depends on the reason that your liver enzymes are elevated. It is important to try to determine te cause. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to lower high liver enzymes?

Depends on cause: Alcohol intake is a common cause or elevated liver enzymes. If you drink, stop entirely. Other common causes are viral hepatitis, side effects of drugs and heart failure. It is not an issue for self diagnosis or self treatment. Please consult 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