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Doctor insights on: Slightly Raised Liver Enzymes

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Dr. Sheila Smith
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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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Raised ALT (liver enzymes), what to do??

Raised ALT (liver enzymes), what to do??

Ascertain cause: It depends on why your ALT is high. Common causes are use of alcohol, hepatitis, some medications, heart failure and some metabolic disorders. If you drink alcohol, stop entirely and discuss it with your doctor. ...Read more

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Should i stay on quetiapine regardless of raised liver enzymes?

Should i stay on quetiapine regardless of raised liver enzymes?

Depends: Raised liver enzymes may be attributable to a number of causes and drugs. Staying on this drug must be determined by you and your physician. The amount of "raise" over normal is key to making this determination. A small increase may not be a cause for alarm. ...Read more

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Upper right quadrant pain bilirubin 2.8. Other liver enzymes raised 2-3 times normal. Any help?

Upper right quadrant pain bilirubin 2.8. Other liver enzymes raised 2-3 times normal. Any help?

See doctor: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. You may have gall bladder disease. ...Read more

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If my liver enzymes raised during first month on Accutane, does that mean they will continue to rise?

If my liver enzymes raised during first month on Accutane, does that mean they will continue to rise?

Probably yes: This is far from certain but there is a good chance they will. Accutane is a powerful drug that can have serious side effects. A variety of natural therapies can be very helpful. I advise a quality multivitamin. Vitamins A, B6, C, natural E and zinc can help, as can dietary changes and herbs. See http://draxe.com/home-remedies-for-acne/ and http://tinyurl.com/myswy2s ...Read more

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Can bilirubin levels and liver enzymes be raised by a bad virus?

Can bilirubin levels and liver enzymes be raised by a bad virus?

Yes: This is fairly common. They might also have been raised by the medications a person takes for the virus. If checking baseline liver function, it is best to wait until the patient has recovered fully from a recent viral illness. ...Read more

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If I have fatty liver, other than elevated GGT, what other liver enzymes should be raised?

If I have fatty liver, other than elevated GGT, what other liver enzymes should be raised?

ALT, AST: Hi. Elevated GGT is more a sign of biliary tree inflammation (such as gallstones, sludge, cholecystitis, etc) than of fatty liver. Fatty liver typically has elevations in the transaminases, ALT and AST. ...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