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How to cure an elevated alt (high liver enzymes)?

How to cure an elevated alt (high liver enzymes)?

Find the cause: Probably one of the following -- alcohol, some medication you're allergic to, hepatitis B or C, hemochromatosis, Wilson's, autoimmune hepatitis, antitrypsin deficiency, being overweight / not exercising. All are manageable, and all are danger to your life. Don't 'treat a lab value'. Get to the cause. This would be a great time to get trim & fit regardless. ...Read more

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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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How to "cure" an elevated alt (high liver enzymes)?

Don't Rx a lab: Instead of 'curing' a lab value, find the cause. This may be your warning that you're drinking too much, taking a medicine that's wrong for you, have hepatitis B / C / hemochromatosis / Wilson's / autoimmune hepatitis (all of which are treatable, life-or-death illnesses) or just need to get back into physical fitness. ...Read more

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High liver enzymes and hepatitis! What are effects?

High liver enzymes and hepatitis! What are effects?

Depends. Check w/MD: Hepatitis means liver inflammation-lots of causes, including several viruses, parasites, drugs, toxins, alcohol, immunologic, pregnancy associated changes, etc. May have symptoms, e.g. Nausea, poor appetite, weight loss, abnormal physical, e.g. Jaundice, abdominal fluid, altered mental status, etc. Some are self limited; others can lead to chronic disease, cirrhosis, liver failure. Check with md. ...Read more

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What are the risks of having very high liver enzymes levels?

Depends on the: Reason for the elevation of enzymes. The common causes are alcohol intake, viral hepatitis, medication side effects and auto-immune disorders. The common risk is cirrhosis and liver failure. Visit this site for more info.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/elevated-liver-enzymes/my00508. ...Read more

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Is there such thing as innocent causes for high liver enzymes (alt)?

Is there such thing as innocent causes for high liver enzymes (alt)?

ALT: ALT=alanine aminotransferase, previously known as SGPT is used as a marker of liver damage, but is present in low amounts in normal individuals. Sources other than liver also exist. Elevations above the normal range are found in some "innocent" cases depending on population studied, drugs that may be in use, etc. Occasionally, exercise can transiently increase levels, for example. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have instant sharp pains on the bottom of my chest if I have high liver enzymes?

Is it normal to have instant sharp pains on the bottom of my chest if I have high liver enzymes?

Generally no: High enzymes usually are not a cause of pain. If the liver is very inflamed and swells, it activates pain receptors in the liver capsule. This usually causes abdominal pain, and occasionally in the back or shoulders. If you have acute hepatitis of whatever kind, pain can be part of it. With chronic hepatitis, pain is rarely a symptom. Talk to your doctor about it. ...Read more

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I am wondering what jean ewings diskinseia is? I know it has to do with high liver enzymes. And can you die from this?

Dyskinesia: I am not sure whether or not you are mixing the concepts of "biliary dyskinesia (where liver function tests are diagnostic) " or ewing's test for dyskinesia, which are used to diagnose movement disorders. I would need more information to properly address your questions. ...Read more

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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?

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

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When are high liver enzymes considered dangerous?

Body Detoxifier: Elevated liver enzymes could mean you have hepatitis from some causes like virus, drugs or alcohol or other chemicals. Your liver could be weakened and not be able to detoxify our bodies of unwanted metabolites and then the whole body gets sick. So take care of yourself and talk to your doctor for specific diagnosis and treatment.. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about this with high liver enzymes?

Find the cause: Probably one of the following -- alcohol, some medication you're allergic to, hepatitis B or C, hemochromatosis, Wilson's, autoimmune hepatitis, antitrypsin deficiency, being overweight / not exercising. All are manageable, and all are danger to your life. Don't 'treat a lab value'. Get to the cause. This would be a great time to get trim & fit regardless. ...Read more

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What are physical symptoms of having high liver enzymes?

Several: Liver enzyme elevation can result in several things, depending on which enzymes and how high. For example, itching as a result of high bilirubin levels; rashes may be seen; nausea and vomiting; diarrhea, etc. So, depending on which enzyme is elevated and to what extent will determine the symptoms. Usually 2-4 x normal does not give symptoms. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Is there any way to reduce abnormally high liver enzymes?

Is there any way to reduce abnormally high liver enzymes?

Depends on the cause: Avoid alcohol, lose weight, avoid any medications that may damage the liver. Treat the cause of the liver tests to be elevated. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to lower high liver enzymes, please help me?

Find the cause: Probably one of the following -- alcohol, some medication you're allergic to, hepatitis B or C, hemochromatosis, Wilson's, autoimmune hepatitis, antitrypsin deficiency, being overweight / not exercising. All are manageable, and all are danger to your life. Don't 'treat a lab value'. Get to the cause. This would be a great time to get trim & fit regardless. ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I have elevated liver enzymes, what is too high?

Don't Rx a lab: Elevated liver enzymes are a warning of life-threatening disease that must be ruled out. If you're drinking a lot, it may be your warning to stop. You may be taking a medication that's wrong for you. You may have smoldering hepatitis B / C / hemochromatosis / Wilson's / autoimmune hepatitis and Rx will save your life. You may just need to exercise more. ...Read more

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Can you please just explain to me what it means to have high liver enzymes?

Function compromised: The liver metabolized hundreds of metabolites in the body. If the liver is over-burdened, poisoned, infected, or replaced by tumor, it can result in elevation of liver enzymes (sgot, sgpt, alkaline phosphatase, bilirubin). Something as simple as have 3 glasses of wine can cause elevation, but a hepatitis a is much more serious. The cause of elevation needs to be identified. ...Read more

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If u sober up and eat real healthy after knowing u have high liver enzymes can everything go back to normal?

Maybe.: If the high elevation in liver enzymes was due to alcohol, there is a possibility that things can return to normal. There is also a possibility that it will not. Liver enzyme abnormalities are very likely to recur with any alcohol use. Abstinence must be lifelong. ...Read more

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Does high liver enzymes always mean hepatitis b?

Does high liver enzymes always mean hepatitis b?

No: High liver enzymes can be due to meny causes and do not always mean hepatitis b. ...Read more

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Can Celiac disease cause very high liver enzymes?

Depends!: Elevated liver enzymes can be due to a number of different conditions. They can even be elevated temporarily for no reason, & fall to normal the next time it is checked. Are you on any meds? Do you feel bad? There isn't enough info to give you a decent answer. Give a little more history, and add any meds or other medical problems that you have in your health history and it will help us answer ...Read more

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Why am I nauseous with high liver enzymes and diabetes?

Why am I nauseous with high liver enzymes and diabetes?

See your doctor: Nausea could be symptom of uncontrolled dm or liver diease. Often people who are overweight and have diabetes will develop fatty liver which causes high liver enzymes but hepatitis and other diseases should be ruled out also. ...Read more

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Can high liver enzymes occur if my pancreas is going bad?

Can high liver enzymes occur if my pancreas is going bad?

Yes: Elevated lfts with a predominant rise in alp is suggestive of damage or obstruction of the biliary tree (which disrupts the flow of bile out of the liver, called cholestasis). There are a number of conditions that can cause this, including a stone in the common bile duct (choledocholithiasis), cancer of the head of the pancreas, primary sclerosing cholangitis, primary biliary cirrhosis. ...Read more

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