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What Are Normal Liver Enzyme Levels
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
What are normal ALT liver enzyme levels? Is ALT 54 high? Elevated levels due to pregnancy or having a cold maybe? (no drugs were taken for cold).
40 IU or less: We'd rather see them below 40, and most folks run 1-20. A few beers will kick them upwards; running a marathon is likely to put you into "danger zone" -- a lab value means nothing except in context. Let's repeat that alt in a few weeks off alcohol & meds -- or whatever your physician thinks best. ...Read more
Is 1.6 mg/dl bilirubin level normal if all other liver enzyme are normal. No yellowness of skin. How to lower it?
Need investigation: You may wish to repeat the test to make sure the result is correct. Bilirubin of 1.6 is elevated and it can be due to many causes, some harmless and others requiring treatment. You need to see your doctor to rule out conditions that may require treatment. See this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003479.htm. ...Read more
Can acute hepititis be a sign of liver disease even if liver enzyme levels go back to near-normal?
Depends on cause: Almost all people recover completely from hep a, about 80% recover fully from hep b, only about 20% recover fully from hep c. Other causes of hepatitis, such as cmv, mono are usually transient. Alcoholic hepatitis and non-alocholic steatohepatitis can lead to permanent damage, . ...Read more
Can acute hepatitis be a sign of permanent liver disease even if liver enzyme levels go back to almost normal?
If my levels of bilirubin and urobilinogen in urine is normal, does this indicate a healthy liver? I'm having routine liver enzyme tests and nervous.
Liver enzymes: While it is encouraging that these urinary tests are normal, they are not enough to ensure that your liver is healthy by themselves. If your doctor recommended routine screening tests of your liver, the blood tests are the only way to go. I would not worry; the vast majority of the people having a routine screening have completely normal liver tests. Good luck. ...Read more
Ast. Level was 38 and ALT 35. Does that indicate liver enzyme function as normal? Following up on question about bilirubin at level of 1.4. Thanks
Elevated liver enzyme level ALT 54:is this that high to be concerned?What are normal levels? Can this be caused if u have a cold or are pregnant?
Yes: The cause may be something as simple as being a bit allergic to your cold medicine. Your physician's next step is for you to repeat the level off alcohol and meds. If it's still up, a search for one of the dangerous-but-treatable causes (wilson's, hepatitis, iron-overload, a few others) may begin. ...Read more
Oh yes: Some patients with chronic hep c may have normal liver enzymes, or normal enzymes intermittently. Liver function tests (lfts) are not the marker of the disease, or success of treatment; viral load is. Inflammation, scarring is more closely related to viral load and immune response to it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long does it take for liver enzyme levels to go back to normal after taking 1 dose of azithromycin (4x250mg)?
Need Further Work-Up: It is very rare, for Azithromycin to cause liver problems, but it has been reported. Given its long 1/2 life (it stays in your system a long time), if you are one of these rare cases it could be a while. That said it is rare and an eval for other reasons for the abnl LFTs is needed, especially since the dose you took is usually for STDs and some of these also cause abn LFT's. Need a full work up. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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