Top
30
Doctor insights on: What Are The Reasons For My Alkaline Phosphatase Level Becoming Low

Share
1

1
What are the reasons for my alkaline phosphatase level becoming low?

What are the reasons for my alkaline phosphatase level becoming low?

Low alk phos (ALP): Deficiencies in vitamin b6, folic acid, vitamin c, phosphorus, zinc, and protein can lead to low alp as well as an excessive intake of vitamin d. Hypophosphatasia, a rare genetic disorder affecting bone development, can cause low alp. other conditions associated with low alp include cardiac surgery, hypothyroidism, and pernicious anemia. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
666 doctors shared insights

Alkaline Phosphatase (Definition)

The normal range is 20 to 140 iu/l.[12] high levels can indicate active bone formation occurring as alp is a byproduct of osteoblast activity (such as the case in paget's disease of bone). Levels are also elevated in people with untreated celiac ...Read more


2

2
Why would alkaline phosphatase level be low?

Why would alkaline phosphatase level be low?

No reason.: There are ranges of "normal" for each blood test done. These may be different from one lab to other, depending on the type testing done and reliability of lab. Also, if a specific test is very abnormal and doesn't make sense clinically to the doc, it's probably lab error: just repeat it. That being said, low levels on many tests are not a problem: alk phosphatase is one. 'Fagetabatit'-:). ...Read more

3

3
What does a low alkaline phosphatase level mean? Mine is 44

What does a low alkaline phosphatase level mean?  Mine is 44

Bone turnover: Alkaline phosphotase is an indirect measure of bone turnover. Bone remodels like any other living system and this shows how biologically active your skeletal system is. ...Read more

4

4
My child has low alkaline phosphatase level on his lab results. Why?

My child has low alkaline phosphatase level on his lab results.  Why?

Related to growth: Alkaline phosphatase is related to bone growth and will rise later when he/she begins growth spurt. ...Read more

5

5
My alkaline phosphatase level is 129 what does this mean?

My alkaline phosphatase level is 129 what does this mean?

Normal: No lab value means anything in isolation. Further, assuming the units are IU/mL, this is right in the middle of the reference range. Usually alk phos is part of a panel that's used for health screening. You are probably not a teen in your growth spurt, in the third trimester of pregnancy, a Paget's sufferer, or a person with a liver mass obstructing bile flow. Thanks for asking and best wishes. ...Read more

7

7
Alkaline phosphatase level 151. Is this normal?

Upper end of normal: The level is above the upper limit for normal but not by much. All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and you should discuss it with your doctor and see this site for info.
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003470.htm. ...Read more

8

8
What is considered to be a high alkaline phosphatase level?

20-100IU/L: Normal levels in adult are between 20 to 140iu/l. In children and pregnant women levels can be higher up to 350iu? L. Anything above 200iu/l should be investigated. ...Read more

9

9
Should I be concerned about a high alkaline phosphatase level?

Yes: Alkaline phosphatase is primarily used to screen for problems with the liver-gallbladder and bone. A high level can indicate problems with either area. You need to discuss this in detail with whatever physician ordered the test. ...Read more

10

10
Is a 194 alkaline phosphatase level something that should be investigated? I am a 47 yr Old female

Is a 194 alkaline phosphatase level something that should be investigated? I am a 47 yr Old female

Alkaline phosphate: Elevated alkaline phosphate can be a sign of hyperparathyroid. It is best to talk with your physician and see if this has been slowly elevating over the years along with your Calcium. It is also elevated in other skeletal diseases and liver diseases, but seems to be at higher levels in those diseases. ...Read more

12

12
I am 19 years old with an alkaline phosphatase level of 160. Is this normal?

Stop worrying: Unless there is something else obviously wrong, the fact that your alk phos is slightly above the range for most (not all) apparently healthy middle-aged sedentary people shouldn't bother you. You may even still be growing, or might be one of those folks whose alk-phos is up on a non-fasting specimen. ...Read more

14

14
Can you tell me what alkaline phosphatase level in the liver mean?

Can you tell me what alkaline phosphatase level in the liver mean?

If high...: It's a marker for slow or obstructed bile flow somewhere in the liver. It's also up in later pregnancy, any situation with growing or healing bone, and in many folks simply from a nonfasting specimen. ...Read more

17

17
In 2008 — alkaline phosphatase level 166 and liver size 180mm. In 2016 my liver was 157mm, no alkaline phosphatase tested. Just has tests again — alk phos 121, liver size 210mm. Why alk phos lower but liver larger? How Can I shrink it? How long to?

In 2008 — alkaline phosphatase level 166 and liver size 180mm. In 2016 my liver was 157mm, no alkaline phosphatase tested. Just has tests again — alk phos 121, liver size 210mm. Why alk phos lower but liver larger? How Can I shrink it? How long to?

Need more info: 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, one reason for your liver to be larger could be fatty infiltration. If you are overweight, lose weight. If you are diabetic, better control of diabetes is important. Do not drink alcohol at all. Have your medications checked by your doctor ...Read more

18

18
Alkaline phosphatase level is 360 of a pregnant woman while she is going through 35 weeks. Creatinine level is 0.71. Is ap level okay for her?

Yes: The placenta produces a great deal of alkaline phosphatase. You can read reference ranges that will put a top somewhat lower. I've often seen higher levels just from pregnancy. A non-fasting alk phos may also be high just from eating, varies with blood type, and generally an elevated alk phos isn't worrisome if the person seems otherwise well. I would not be concerned. ...Read more

19

19
Is an alkaline phosphatase level of 125 concerning? I have hepatitis B and am now afraid I have PBC. Current ALT and AST are normal.

Alkaline phosphatase: Hep B is not a condition associated with PBC, though PBC may occur in persons without associated conditions. Normal AP is up to 120 in most labs. A slight elevation is usually of no significance. Only if it is rising consistently, and to high levels, would it be of concern. No reason here for concern. You can repeat the test in 3 months, just to be sure. ...Read more

20

20
Doctor have migraine headache from 12yrs and elevated alkaline phosphatase level of about 370 iu? Treatment dr

Let's sort out: Your alkaline phosphatase could be elevated due to bone or liver. Therefore, preventative meds should be devoid of bad effects to these organs. Some drugs cause osteoporosis, and others are metabolized through liver. Would suggest the safest approach using otc preps such as butterbur, feverfew, coq-10, or riboflavin. ...Read more

23

23
Can a stomach virus/bug on the day I did bloodwork cause an elevated alkaline phosphatase level? All other values in range and I have hep b.

How elevated?: 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, GI lesions can raise alkaline phosphatase, but more common causes are disease in the liver and bone. It would be helpful for you to discuss it with your doctor. ...Read more

24

24
Hi, have lots of bone and muscle pain and aches, under my foot hurts, alkaline phosphatase level 25, B6 level 25.4 and vitamind level 8. What cause that?

Hi, have lots of bone and muscle pain and aches, under my foot hurts, alkaline phosphatase level 25, B6 level 25.4 and vitamind level 8. What cause that?

You should see : A foot doc. There are so many reasons why a foot can hurt. Abnormal blood levels can sometimes help aid in a diagnosis but a proper physical exam would be in order. ...Read more

25

25
High ALKALINE phosphatase but EVERYTHING else normal. Had a total replacement 1month ago. Is this the reason or what else could be?

Varies: Alkaline phosphatase is an enzyme usually associated with bone turnover. If it is mildly elevated and normalizing, then it could potentially be related to your surgery. If it is highly elevated, then there may be other considerations, Paget's disease being just one possible consideration. ...Read more

26

26
What could I do to boost genetically low levels of alkaline phosphatase?

What could I do to boost genetically low levels of alkaline phosphatase?

Alkaline phosphatase: No need to do anything, this is not going to cause you any problems. ...Read more

27

27
What are the risks of having low alkaline phosphatase and low AST levels?

What are the risks of having low alkaline phosphatase and low AST levels?

There are none: Lab reference ranges are set up so that several percent of healthy folks fall outside on either end. ...Read more

29

29
Is a blood level alkaline phosphatase of 46(range 45 – 129) normal or low? Could it cause problems?

It's fine: A low alkaline phosphatase level never means anything, and reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthy folks fall outside in the first place. Stop worrying and be grateful for good health. ...Read more

30

30
What does it mean when you have high alkaline phosphatase levels, but low bilirubin, high aspartate transaminase?

See a hepatologist: In this setting, an elevated alkaline phosphatase (also known as alk phos), may be an indicator of bile duct obstruction, but can also be elevated in a number of other diseases, including immune injury to the bile ducts, such as primary sclerosing cholangitis or primary biliary cirrhosis. Alk phos can also be elevated in the presence of liver masses and infection. ...Read more