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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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What are the reasons for a cirrhosis of the liver?

What are the reasons for a cirrhosis of the liver?

Several: In us there most common causes of cirrhosis are heavy alcohol use, hepatitis c and fatty liver disease. Hepatitis b is somewhat uncommon, because of universal vaccination, easy to treat and control the virus. It is more commonly seen in asian-american population. Fatty liver disease can occur because of obesity, uncontrolled diabetes, high blood pressure and cholesterol. ...Read more

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What are the causes of high levels of enzymes in your liver and heart?

Enzymes: The stock answer is myocardial cell damage or death causes release and elevation of the enzymes. Cardiac enzymes are supposed to be very specific, in practice not quite so much.. Similar for liver, generally means organ damage but not really that simple. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a high amount of liver enzymes in blood?

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What are the causes of a high amount of liver enzymes in blood?

Liver enzymes: Depends on the enzymes, such as in inflammation of liver (hepatitis) or failure (cirrhosis, as in alcohol). ...Read more

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What are the causes of elevated liver enzymes in an otherwise healthy person?

Need more info: What are the actual results? How long have the levels been elevated? Do you drink alcohol, if yes, how much? What medications are you taking, including herbals and over the counter drugs? It would be prudent to discuss all this with the doctor who ordered the tests as all lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context. ...Read more

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What are the causes of inflammation, high protein in urine and elevated liver?

What are the causes of inflammation, high protein in urine and elevated liver?

Hepatitis is suspect: Hepatitis b or c is an infectious and inflammatory disease that can cause protein in urine while causing elevated liver enzymes. Other conditions like lupus are to be considered. Also, 2 things could happen together like diabetes that causes protein in urine and obesity that causes liver enzyme increase. ...Read more

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What are some of the tests for Hepatitis?

What are some of the tests for Hepatitis?

The tests for Hepatitis include:: Acute hepatitis panel, Complete blood count, Basic metabolic panel, Coagulation profile, Hepatitis B surface antigen, Hepatitis B surface antibody, Hepatitis B core IgM antibodies, Hepatitis B core total, Hepatitis Be antigen, Hepatitis B viral DNA, Hepatitis Be antibody, Ultrasound of liver or gallbladder, Ammonia blood level, Liver biopsy, Alpha fetoprotein and AFP L3, Hepatitis C antibody, Aminotransferase, AST, SGPT, Bilirubin, Alkaline phosphatase, Albumin, Prothrombin time, ANA, Smooth muscle Ab, Hepatitis A IgM, Ceruloplasmin, Iron and iron binding capacity, Ultrasound of abdomen, Blood Urea Nitrogen, Creatinine. ...Read more

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What are some of the tests for Cholera?

What are some of the tests for Cholera?

A/W Dr. Rutledge: To determine causative agent a stool test is best. There is also a rapid dipstick test . ...Read more

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What are the reasons for low alt count of liver.

What are the reasons for low alt count of liver.

How low?: 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, low ALT is usually of no clinical significance. If you do not have any symptoms and other lab tests are okay, there is no cause for concern. ...Read more

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What are the potential consequences of high bilirubin levels in the blood?

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What are the potential consequences of high bilirubin levels in the blood?

Depends: This depends on the cause, level, & type of elevated bilirubin (conjugated vs unconjugated). There are many causes of high bilirubin levels, some of which are relatively benign, and some that may be serious. In some cases, high bilirubin may cause yellowing of the skin/eyes or increased risk for gallstones. In newborns, a significantly high bilirubin is dangerous due to the risk of brain damage. ...Read more

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What are the main causes of a fatty liver?

What are the main causes of a fatty liver?

Many causes: I would also add that there are a number of medications (such as Methotrexate & glucocorticoids) and toxins (such as phosphorus or mushroom poisoning) that can cause fatty liver changes. Infections can also cause fatty liver, such as hepatitis c & HIV infection. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a fatty liver of pregnancy?

What are the causes of a fatty liver of pregnancy?

Enzyme deficiency: The association of cases of acute fatty liver of pregnancy with one of the inherited defects in mitochondrial beta-oxidation of fatty acids (the acronym for which is lchad), suggests that some affected women and their fetuses might have an inherited enzyme deficiency in beta-oxidation that predisposes the mother to this disorder. ...Read more

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What are the dangers in elevated liver enzymes?

What are the dangers in elevated liver enzymes?

An elecated liver: Enzyme simply is one way of your body letting you know that something is wrong. This can occur from any sort of insult to the liver. Something as simple as too much alcohol, cirrhosis, or too much tylenol (acetaminophen). Or you can have deposition of various agents in the liver such as any type of mass, or an infection be it viral or bacterial can cause transaminitis or hepatitis ie elevation liver enzymes.Dr.B. ...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