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Doctor insights on: Thyroid And Cholesterol And High Liver Enzymes

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

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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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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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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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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Within 12 months - high cholesterol, triglycerides normal, mildly elevated liver enzymes, and most recently an egfr of 59, and gallstones. What gives?

Within 12 months - high cholesterol, triglycerides normal, mildly elevated liver enzymes, and most recently an egfr of 59, and gallstones. What gives?

Liver enzymes: Hi christine! i hope you're feeling ok. Lots of things could explain the picture you're describing. You must be having some symptoms that prompted these tests. Please speak with your private physician to discuss these questions...This is a really hard online diagnosis to make.... ...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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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

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


Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more