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What is a good treatment for elevated liver enzymes?

What is a good treatment for elevated liver enzymes?

Find the cause: These are always worrisome. If they're still up after no alcohol, meds or marathons for two weeks, you'll be tested for the viral hepatitis group, autoimmune hepatitis, hemochromatosis, wilson's, and antitrypsin deficiency. If none of these are a factor, a lifestyle change to a focus on aerobic fitness may well bring them down & bring other benefits as well.

Dr. Julie Abbott
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What treatment for common duct cyst? Elevated liver enzymes, abd. Pain

What treatment for common duct cyst? Elevated liver enzymes, abd. Pain

May need surgery: This needs careful study by a gastroenterologist and depending on the details of the workup may require surgery. It would also depend on the overall medical condition and whether or not there is underlying liver disease. The precise location of the cyst is also important, as involvement of the pancreas would have a large impact on treatment and decision making.

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Recently cured from Hep C. Had mildly elevated liver enzymes and no liver damage. Have to take Acutane (exhausted treatments) for Severe Acne. Can I?

Recently cured from Hep C. Had mildly elevated liver enzymes and no liver damage. Have to take Acutane (exhausted treatments) for Severe Acne. Can I?

I say yes: Your prescribing detmatologist will need to make the determination that the need for preventing the grave consequences of your acne (barrier to employment, mutilation) outweighs the theoretical, minimal danger of actual liver injury. As a pathologist, I saw the call is easy if your liver is now otherwise healthy.

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Been sick 1yr. Diangosis 1wk ago with Lyme. Neuro and joint symptoms. Pos ANA, low WBC, high liver enzymes. How long should I expect treatment to be? Thanks.

Been sick 1yr. Diangosis 1wk ago with Lyme. Neuro and joint symptoms. Pos ANA, low WBC, high liver enzymes. How long should I expect treatment to be? Thanks.

Up to 1 month: It may take up to a month of IV antibiotics, depending on the severity and specifics of your case. Evidence for benefit of additional weeks or months of IV antibiotics is mostly anecdotal, and must be weighed against the risk of line infection, adverse drug effects, and destroying the balance of your microbiome.

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Do slightly elevated liver enzymes always mean cancer? I'm only 20 and don't want to be worried.

Do slightly elevated liver enzymes always mean cancer? I'm only 20 and don't want to be worried.

Not likely to be can: Cancer is rarely the cause of elevated liver enzymes...So you do not have to worry that much. Yet they imply liver damage of some degree, the commonest cause is alcohol. So I would advise you to be sure not to drink alcohol till the enzymes return to normal. Also make sure that you do not have hepatitis. This can be done with a blood test for hepatitis b and hepatitis c.

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Why do I have slightly elevated liver enzymes at times and not other times? Docs have looked for hep. And many other things. Going on 10 years.

Why do I have slightly elevated liver enzymes at times and not other times? Docs have looked for hep. And many other things. Going on 10 years.

Elevated LFTs: Without more details, it is hard to say. Levels that are no more than twice normal yield a different list of possibilities than if they are, say, 10x normal. Low elevations may be due to medications and/or supplements you take, metabolic conditions, or a long list of other causes. Inherited disorders are also possible. Consult a hepatologist.

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Can a UTI cause slightly elevated liver enzymes?

Can a UTI cause slightly elevated liver enzymes?

Yes: With any infection, you can get dehydrated ; will have an inflammatory reaction. Dehydration can raise liver enzymes to a small extent. In addition, liver enzymes are involved in the inflammatory reaction so they will go up too. After the infection is resolved, the liver enzymes should go back down within a few days. If you are back to your "normal self" ; the enzymes are still high, see your dr.

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Is it ok to drink wine if you have slightly elevated liver enzymes?

First find out why: Your liver enzymes are elevated. Alcohol intake is a common cause of elevated liver enzymes. Also avoid acetaminophen/tylenol.

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How safe is Lipitor (atorvastatin) for heart patients with slightly elevated liver enzymes?

How safe is Lipitor (atorvastatin) for heart patients with slightly elevated liver enzymes?

Usually Very Safe: Your slightly elevated liver enzymes should be evaluated by your physician. If no significant problem is found it is safe to take lipitor (atorvastatin). Monitoring liver enzymes is frequently done on a periodic basis. Small elevations of liver enzymes over baseline on Lipitor (atorvastatin) is not an indication of liver damage and can be safely followed.

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Right ab pain extends 2 back & ribs at times. Intermittent but daily for weeks. Clear CT scan & colonoscopy. Slightly elevated liver enzymes.?

Right ab pain extends 2 back & ribs at times. Intermittent but daily for weeks. Clear CT scan & colonoscopy. Slightly elevated liver enzymes.?

Ultrasound: If you are having pain in the right upper abdomen that goes to the back and elevated liver enzymes, the best test to have is an ultrasound to evaluate for gallbladder disease. Colonoscopy will not see it and ct will miss many. Good luck.

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What can cause elevated liver enzymes?

What can cause elevated liver enzymes?

Liver insult: Anything that can insult the liver and injure the liver cells, can cause elevated liver functions - viral illness such as Hepatitis A, B, C, mononucleosis, CMV - gall bladder disease - Sny non specific Vial illness - GB t

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How do you treat elevated liver enzymes?

Treat the cause: These are always worrisome. If they're still up after no alcohol, meds or marathons for two weeks, you'll be tested for the viral hepatitis group, autoimmune hepatitis, hemochromatosis, wilson's, and antitrypsin deficiency. If none of these are a factor, a lifestyle change to a focus on aerobic fitness may well bring them down & bring other benefits as well.

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How to lower elevated liver enzymes fast?

Need to know reason: For the elevated enzymes. Common causes of elevated liver enzymes are alcohol intake, hepatitis virus infection, reaction to medications. The action to be taken depends on the reason for the enzyme elevation. This is not an issue for self diagnosis or self treatment, please consult with your doctor.

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Can you please define elevated liver enzymes?

Can you please define elevated liver enzymes?

Inflammation: Elevated liver enzymes usually refer to increase in ast and alt (lab value > 30 in men and >18 in female are "elevated"). This inflammation can be from different causes like fatty liver disease (very common now a days) or viral hepatitis, alcohol, autoiummune, metabolic, drugs, etc. Discuss with your pcp or a liver specialist what the next steps are.

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Why some drugs causes elevated liver enzymes?

Why some drugs causes elevated liver enzymes?

Liver clears out: The liver does things such as clean your blood by removing toxins like medicines and alcohol. It contains thousands of enzymes which are special types of protein cells that help necessary chemical reactions to take place. Some medicines may be too much for the liver to handle and the result is that the enzymes are elevated and this is a sign that the liver needs help.

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How do I determine if I have elevated liver enzymes?

How do I determine if I have elevated liver enzymes?

Simple blood work: Simple blood work- i.e. Liver function test- can tell you if your liver enzymes are elevated or not. Talk to your doctor in detail.

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Elevated liver enzymes, what is too high, how can I tell?

If you must ask...: ... They're too high. Liver enzyme elevations are not dangerous in themselves but are markers for serious disease that needs treatment. Hepatitis b ; c, hemochromatosis, wilson's, autoimmune hepatitis and non-alcoholic fatty liver are all capable of killing a person, but manageable if detected.

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What risks are associated with having elevated liver enzymes?

Warn of disease: These are always worrisome. If they're still up after no alcohol, meds or marathons for two weeks, you'll be tested for the viral hepatitis group, autoimmune hepatitis, hemochromatosis, wilson's, and antitrypsin deficiency. If none of these are a factor, a lifestyle change to a focus on aerobic fitness may well bring them down & bring other benefits as well.

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