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What are the common causes of an elevated sgot?

What are the common causes of an elevated sgot?

Alcohol: Sgot, also called ast is traditionally associated with liver function test along with SGPT (or alt).  it is raised in liver cell injury, but is not as specific to the liver as alt is. It is also present in red blood cells, cardiac and skeletal muscle. The ratio of ast to alt is sometimes useful in determining causes of liver damage. A classic example of elevated ast>alt is alcoholic liver disease. ...Read more

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What are the main causes of an elevated hgb?

What are the main causes of an elevated hgb?

Primary and secondar: Primary elevation in hemoglobin is a bone marrow disorder called p.Vera, confirmed by a jak2 mutation test. Secondary elevation is due to other causes such as dehydration, low oxygen, exogenous testosterone/erythropoietin. The first requires an hematologist, the second requires the stimulus to be interrupted. ...Read more

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What are common causes of an elevated B12 levels?

What are common causes of an elevated B12 levels?

LAB ERROR: A serum level is not an accurate measurement for b12, which the body can store for up to several in the tissues. Local labs can usually only give us relatively accurate nutritional information about vitamin d and iron. A specialty lab must be used to measure sources other than serum, such as lymphocytic wbcs. Regardless, a high B12 in serum most likely indicates recent exposure or supplementation. ...Read more

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What causes an elevated crp? What are the associated risks?

What causes an elevated crp? What are the associated risks?

Inflammation marker: C-reactive protein is a marker for inflammation. There are two test types, one looks for gross inflammation like pneumonia, the other, high sensitivity is a marker for risk of cardiovascular disease. Please consult this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/c-reactive-protein/basics/definition/PRC-20014480 ...Read more

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What are the common causes of high pancreatic enzyme levels?

What are the common causes of high pancreatic enzyme levels?

Pancreatitis: Inlammation of the pancreas, pancreatitis, is most commonly caused by a gallstone blocking the entrance of the pancreatic duct into the intestine, or alcoholism. Less common causes include side-effects of certain drugs, very high triglyceride levels, and anatomical abnormalities of the pancreas. ...Read more

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What would be the most common causes and symptoms of high cholesterol?

What would be the most common causes and symptoms of high cholesterol?

Diet and Genetic: Causes of high cholesterol are diet in high saturated fats and genetic we inherited from our parents there mau be no symptoms in most people and it is diagnosed by glood test.Rarely you see discoloured growths in the skin called xantholasma or bumps in tendons in the hands and feet. ...Read more

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What are the causes of reticulocytosis?

What are the causes of reticulocytosis?

Many: Bleeding, hemolytic anemia (red blood cell destruction), myelofibrosis (myeloproliferative neoplasm). Iron replacement in iron deficiency anemia. There are others. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What are causes of elevated igm?

What are causes of elevated igm?

IgM: Igm is our first defense against bacteria, so if you have an active infection it can be the cause of this elevation. A chronically elevated igm may indicate an immunodeficiency. An immunologist can help you make the diagnosis. In rare cases it can be a malignancy. ...Read more

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What is the causes of an elevated liver function?

What is the causes of an elevated liver function?

Many causes: There are numerous causes, including infections (hepatitis), medications, toxins, alcohol, gallstones, pancreas problems, fatty liver (from obesity, meds, toxins), etc. ...Read more

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What are the possible causes of lower than normal cholesterol?

What are the possible causes of lower than normal cholesterol?

Below: Look at the internet for complete answer, but here is a summary of possible causes. Possible causes of low cholesterol are:[citation needed] statins hyperthyroidism, or an overactive thyroid gland adrenal insufficiency liver disease malabsorption (inadequate absorption of nutrients from the intestines), such as in celiac disease malnutrition abetalipoproteinemia - a rare genetic disease that causes cholesterol readings below 50 mg/dl. It is found mostly in Jewish populations.[2] hypobetalipoproteinemia - a genetic disease that causes cholesterol readings below 50 mg/dl[2] manganese deficiency Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome Marfan syndrome leukemias and other hematological diseases[3] ...Read more

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What are the most common causes of high blood pressure?

What are the most common causes of high blood pressure?

Several things: Essential HTN is most common cause.This refers to basically a combination of family tendency an such things as weight gain, high salt intake. Smoking & alcohol contribute to high blood pressure, as can diabetes.Less common are secondary causes such as from renal disease, hyperaldosteronism, pheochromocytoma and so on. Basic evaluation should include labs, urinalysis and ecg.Rx w/diet, exercise, meds. ...Read more

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What are common causes of high platelets?

What are common causes of high platelets?

Many cause: included , myeloproliferative syndromes , inflammatory disease ,drug induced, immune disorders ,hematology disorders and neoplasms ( lymphoma ,hodgkin ,neuroblastoma,carcinoma) ...Read more

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What are the causes of an osmolality gap?

What are the causes of an osmolality gap?

Alcohol: Alcohol is the commonest cause of osmolality gap. It may be the usual alcohol or rubbing alcohol. Other caused include unusual sugars like sorbitol, high levels of proteins and triglycerides. ...Read more

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What are the causes of high cholesterol?

What are the causes of high cholesterol?

Lots of reasons: Genetics, a diet high in calories/fat, sedentary lifestyle, underactive thyroid, and diabetes are some. ...Read more

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What are the causes of high cholesterol?

What are the causes of high cholesterol?

Genetics & Lifestyle: These are the two main causes of high cholesterol. For the average individual only about 10 to 20% of your circulating cholesterol is from dietary sources, the remainder is manufactured by the liver according to your genetic "set point." foutunately the are a number of options available to control both sources of cholesterol in the body. ...Read more

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What are the causes of hepatitis?

What are the causes of hepatitis?

Many: Hepatitis means inflammation of the liver. Can be infectious (variety of viruses including mono from epstein barr or cmv, hep a, b, c, d and others), toxic exposure or reaction to meds, drugs, alcohol, autoimmune, metabolic, conditions in pregnancy, obstruction to flow of bile, poor blood flow, and more. ...Read more

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What are the common causes of large platelets and hypersegmented neutrophils?

What are the common causes of large platelets and hypersegmented neutrophils?

Vitamin & leukemias.: Hypersegmented neutrophils are seen with vitamin b-12 and folate (folic acid) deficiency, while large platelets can be in myelophthisic disease, like myelofibrosis and leukemias. These are conditions that displace the precursor cells from the bone marrow into the peripheral blood. ...Read more

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What are the signs of leukemia besides an elevated wbc?

What are the signs of leukemia besides an elevated wbc?

Leukemia symptoms: These can be nonspecific at times and need to be interpreted by a physician in the overall context of medical history and health. A list of symptoms includes fevers, chills/night sweats, weakness, dizziness, pallor, itching, shortness of breath, palpitations, bleeding/bruising, abdominal distention, focal or diffuse pain, rash, lymph node swelling, etc. ...Read more