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Doctor insights on: What Alcohol Can I Drink If I Have High Triglycerides

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My triglycerides test came back high at 3.6 fasting. I'm 34 slightly overweight, drink moderate alcohol no smoking. Am I at risk to have heart attack?

My triglycerides test came back high at 3.6 fasting. I'm 34 slightly overweight, drink moderate alcohol no smoking. Am I at risk to have heart attack?

You could be.: Triglyceride elevation is often due to excessive calorie/carbohydrate intake, excess alcohol intake. Whether you have significant risk of heart attack will depend on additional risk factors you may have, such as family history, abnormal cholesterol levels, high blood pressure etc. Recommend that you get a full evaluation by your doctor to further assess your risk. ...Read more

Triglyceride (Definition)

Are crucially important, energy-dense, poorly-water-soluble molecules made of 3 fat molecules attached to a glycerol backbone. They are made by all animals, including humans http://goo. Gl/H7mItd, mostly in the liver, as a way of storing energy & transported within fat carrying proteins (lipoproteins). Production & storage ↑es on sugar/carbohydrate LFHC foods driving ↑ LDL-P & ...Read more


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Does everybodys triglycerides elevate when drinking alcohol?

Does everybodys triglycerides elevate when drinking alcohol?

Triglycerides: Alcohol is high in calories and sugar and has a significant effect on triglycerides. Even small amounts of alcohol can raise triglyceride levels. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what you suggest if you drink alcohol why triglycerides increases?

It is simple: The connection between drinking alcohol and high triglyceride levels? It’s all about calories! Alcohol is full of calories (it’s also full of sugar) and all extra calories turn into triglycerides. The triglycerides are then stored in your body as fat. This means that high alcohol consumption can increase your triglyceride levels. ...Read more

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How long does it take for your triglycerides to come down after you stop drinking alcohol?

Triglycerides: Triglyceride levels will come down somewhat soon after ceasing alcohol drinking. Depending on the length of time you've been drinking and the other damage to the body, longer term changes could also result. ...Read more

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What alcohol can you drink when you have high cholesterol?

What alcohol can you drink when you have high cholesterol?

Most kinds: Again, how much drinking are we talking about? Alcohol is high calorie, and heavy drinking increases weight in many people, which in turn increases bad cholesterol. Beer has lots of carbs, and some liqueurs (like kahlua) have cholesterol and fat. 1-2 drinks per day may not be harmful and may even raise our good cholesterol, but higher doses elevate blood pressure, bad for general health as well. ...Read more

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Any follow up tests necessary if your GGT is keep coming high and you don't drink alcohol?

Any follow up tests necessary if your GGT is keep coming high and you don't drink alcohol?

Not really: I'm going to assume that your direct bilirubin is normal and alk phos is not up. About one person in 1000 has a genetic variant in which the GGT is way-high all the time. These people are often accused of being closed drinkers "in denial". Verify you are not a drinker with other labs if need be and if you need a letter from your physician or friendly neighborhood pathologist, it's easy. ...Read more

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Liver enzymes tested high ast72/alt144. Cut out alcohol and retesting in a month. What can I do/eat/herbs to help? Would one drink make a difference?

Liver Is In Trouble: You may see significant improvement with time and abstinence. Milk thistle is an herb that is used world wide for this problem. Yes, even one drink can prolong healing when or if your liver is still inflamed. It must heal fully before retesting anything toxic to it. ...Read more

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What can you drink when you have high colestal, im not talking about alcohol?

What can you drink when you have high colestal, im not talking about alcohol?

Depends: Your cholesterol levels may dictate the type of beverages and nutrition guidelines in general that you should be following. You should be getting advice from your Dr. Or possibly a nutritionist ...Read more

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Do I have to drink alcohol, smoke or take drugs to become popular in high school? I don't want to take these, so can I become popular. Please help!

Do I have to drink alcohol, smoke or take drugs to become popular in high school? I don't want to take these, so can I become popular. Please help!

NO: What strange world do you see every day? What does "popular" mean? Avoid those who smoke. Avoid those who drink. Avoid those who use drugs. The majority of your classmates will also avoid these losers. Make friends with the normal kids. ...Read more

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Hi I was wondering my GGT LEVEL is 64U/L which is very high but I don't drink alcohol or take drugs what causes the elevation? Hep test negative

Hi I was wondering my GGT LEVEL is 64U/L which is very high but I don't drink alcohol or take drugs what causes the elevation? Hep test negative

May just be you: That's high for the lab, I trust? About one person in 1000 always runs a way-high GGT. It's genetic. These folks get accused of being drunks. You're not. Sorry there was a misunderstanding. If everything else is okay, forget it. ...Read more

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Started exercising with DASH diet but still smoking and drinking alcohol and lots of coffee (tried quitting but can't) BP still slightly high. Meds?

Not certain what you: Are asking. If you want to know if medications are indicated then the answer is no provided you can make appropriate life style choices. Perhaps some counseling to help you make these choices would be more beneficial in the long run than medications for your hypertension. I don't recall cigarettes, alcohol and excessive coffee being on the DASH diet. ...Read more

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What can cause abnormaly high liver test repeatedly for almost a year now. Hepatitis testing came back negative. 30/f/ 121lbs. Do not drink alcohol.

What can cause abnormaly high liver test repeatedly for almost a year now. Hepatitis testing came back negative. 30/f/ 121lbs. Do not drink alcohol.

Consider biopsy: Make sure that you look at medications such as herbs, supplements, nsaids and avoid them to see if it helps. You should also have complete liver blood work done besides hepatitis panel as well as an ultrasound of your liver. If this comes back normal consider seeing a hepatologist and consider a biopsy for definitive answers. ...Read more

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I am taking rosuvas for high cholesterol. Can I drink alcohol occasionally while taking this medicine.

I am taking rosuvas for high cholesterol. Can I drink alcohol occasionally while taking this medicine.

Yes: Small amounts of alcohol (6-12 oz of wine daily for example) have been shown to be helpful and can raise HDL (good cholesterol). The French have known about this for ages ("the French Paradox"). ...Read more

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Can a person with Gilbert's Syndrome still drink alcohol (1-2 drinks) per day or is it dangerous since Bilirubin is already elevated?

Can a person with Gilbert's Syndrome still drink alcohol (1-2 drinks) per day or is it dangerous since Bilirubin is already elevated?

Gilbert's syndrome: This is harmless. But excess alcohol can poison anyone's liver. I do not know what size drink you are talking about. 2 Oz a day is max recommended for most but less is better. Any Alcoholics in your family? Beware then due to this but Gilbert's is no worries. ...Read more

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Hi, I have high levels of ast and asl both in the mid 200's and ammonia level is also high at 53. I don't drink alcohol?

Liver disease: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, the information you provided is consistent with liver disease, There are other causes of liver disease, in addition to alcohol. The issue warrants consultation with a doctor at the earliest. ...Read more

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Hi dr, my GGT 220. Also ALT high =140&alk phosphatase 140, I checked hep markers a, b&c it was negative also I don't drink alcohol, can this be frm fatty liver aline, im slight obese my BMI 30.5, what is possible cauuse (s)?

Hi dr, my GGT 220. Also ALT high =140&alk phosphatase 140, I checked hep markers a, b&c it was negative also I don't drink alcohol, can this be frm fatty liver aline, im slight obese my BMI 30.5, what is possible cauuse (s)?

Many things: If you have a fatty liver, then liver enzymes may be slightly elevated. If there is no acute hepatic infection, it may be chronic, or related to a virus you didn't test for, such as ebv. A common cause of elevation of lft is drug reaction. If you take any medications or fat soluble vitamins, they could be the cause. Please see you doctor for proper assessment, evaluation & treatment. ...Read more

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Will a day of drinking alcohol cause a temporary high liver enzyme?

Will a day of drinking alcohol cause a temporary high liver enzyme?

Yes: Some of the liver tests react to alcohol and some medications. I believe that the ggtp will elevate with higher alcohol intake. ...Read more

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My AST level is abnormally high. It is 60 U/L. I don't drink alcohol and don't have hepatitis. What is causing this? What should I do?

My AST level is abnormally high. It is 60 U/L. I don't drink alcohol and don't have hepatitis. What is causing this? What should I do?

Normal: If your ALT is normal, I wouldn't worry about it. AST is an enzyme made by other tissues besides the liver, like red blood cells and bone. Your doctor can check other labs to see where the elevation might be coming from. ...Read more

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If you drink a moderate amount of alcohol (3) the day before bloodworm will you be likely to show results that are high liver enzymes?

If you drink a moderate amount of alcohol (3) the day before bloodworm will you be likely to show results that are high liver enzymes?

Alcohol and liver: Yes you may. There is one liver enzyme in particular that is quite sensitive to alcohol, the ggtp. The 2 major other enzymes, the ast and the alt, are less sensitive to brief alcohol intake, but understand that 3 drinks is considered to be above normal. If you were taking in 3 drinks daily for a few days preceding the test, the results might well be elevated. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of mixing cough medicine and alcohol? Especially if you use cough medicine to get high then drink to get drunk?

What are the side effects of mixing cough medicine and alcohol? Especially if you use cough medicine to get high then drink to get drunk?

Misuse: Wow - this is a loaded one. Firstly - do not mess around with medication or chemicals to get a high - this is sick. Secondly - drinking to get drunk is a disease of addiction. Both practices are bad and means that treatment is needed. Never mix cough medicine with alcohol and never take one to get high and the other to get drunk. ...Read more

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Can alcohol abuse raise bilirubin? Recently quit drinking, tbili and dbili were both high before, now they are normal. All imaging studies neg.

Can alcohol abuse raise bilirubin? Recently quit drinking, tbili and dbili were both high before, now they are normal. All imaging studies neg.

Absolutely: Elevated bilirubin levels, total and direct, absolutely can be cause by alcohol use and reflect impaired metabolic function in the liver. If your imaging studies are normal then you may not have any permanent damage. Congratulations on quitting alcohol. These bilirubin results are the red flag that signal it is wise to stay away from alcohol. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is cholesterol level 6 high? I'm 17 stone non smoker and don't drink alcohol I'm 30

Is cholesterol level 6 high? I'm 17 stone non smoker and don't drink alcohol I'm 30

High Cholesterol: I understand your concern.
See Physician for Diagnosis of cholesterol level of 6mmol/L; risk factors- family history of heart disease, low HDL cholesterol, high blood pressure, or diabetes mellitus; ways to bring it toless than 5.2 mmol/L.
Balanced Diet with protein, carbohydrates, less Fat, Minerals and Vitamins starting at 1500 Cal/day
Exercise-walk, hike, swim.
See a Psychiatrist for anxiety. ...Read more

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Have fatty liver due 2 alcohol doctor said enzymes wernt that high. Eating healthy stoped drinking, how long be4 it goes back 2 normal? 26 male

Have fatty liver due 2 alcohol doctor said enzymes wernt that high. Eating healthy stoped drinking, how long be4 it goes back 2 normal? 26 male

Few months: Fortunately, our livers heal well, but do require time to do so. If no other medical issues / meds / drugs, it should be able to improve your liver enzymes within the next 3-6 months. ...Read more

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Would it be okay to drink alcohol when you suffer from graves' disease? Particularly being on a high dose of carbimazole and propanolol

Would it be okay to drink alcohol when you suffer from graves' disease? Particularly being on a high dose of carbimazole and propanolol

Hyperthyroid alcohol: If the thyroid functions are well controlled then using alcoholin moderation does not pose additional risk. ...Read more