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What are some of the reasons for elevated enzymes in the liver?

What are some of the reasons for elevated enzymes in the liver?

Liver enzymes: Many things can elevate liver enzymes: infection like hepatitis, inflammation from too much alcohol, medications (many meds are metabolized by the liver & thus have potential to cause irritation & enzyme elevation), tumors, & more. If your enzymes are elevated, you doc will seek out the cause to correct the problem. ...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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Anyone know what is a reason other than hepatitis for liver enzymes to be elevated in the blood?

Anyone know what is a reason other than hepatitis for liver enzymes to be elevated in the blood?

Yes: Numerous issues can increase enzymes such as numerous meds and many other diseases. Also the ast and alt can also be elevated by certain muscle diseases. ...Read more

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Will elevated liver enzymes be a reason to stop surgery for a bad right hip ?

Will elevated liver enzymes be a reason to stop surgery for a bad right hip
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Typically not: but if this is an elective procedure the surgeon may want a work up to determine why -- especially if the levels are severely elevated. if you have underlying liver disease it may affect what anesthetic is used during the procedure. ...Read more

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I hav been told by my doctor that the reason i hav elevated liver enzymes becausd of viral infection such as hepa a.What ill be doin now to normalize.

I hav been told by my doctor that the reason i hav elevated liver enzymes becausd of viral infection such as hepa a.What ill be doin now to normalize.

Not enough info: If the triglycerides are elevated, particularly if they are higher than cholesterol, it could be as simple as diet !. Try getting rid of sugar in all its forms as well as diet drinks. ...Read more

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Told I had high liver enzyme levels and believe it could be inflamed. I drank an entire bottle of vodka and cranberry juice until about 2 in the morning. Went in for my test at 830. Was wondering if the reason my liver came back as that was due to the fac

Told I had high liver enzyme levels and believe it could be inflamed. I drank an entire bottle of vodka and cranberry juice until about 2 in the morning. Went in for my test at 830. Was wondering if the reason my liver came back as that was due to the fac

Incomplete question: You irresponsible drinking is likely the cause of your liver problems. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Why some drugs causes elevated liver enzymes?

Liver clears out: The liver does things such as clean your blood by removing toxins like medicines and alcohol. It contains thousands of enzymes which are special types of protein cells that help necessary chemical reactions to take place. Some medicines may be too much for the liver to handle and the result is that the enzymes are elevated and this is a sign that the liver needs help. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have mildly elevated liver enzymes and some small spots on your liver during an ultrasound and have the two findings be totally unrelated? Could you have non alcoholic fatty liver disease and cysts or something similar?

Is it possible to have mildly elevated liver enzymes and some small spots on your liver during an ultrasound and have the two findings be totally unrelated? Could you have non alcoholic fatty liver disease and cysts or something similar?

Yes.: This is in fact common. Both liver cysts and liver enzyme abnormalities are very common. Therefore the overlap of those two is also common. It would be unlikely that a cyst alone would be responsible for liver enzyme elevations. ...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