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What could consistently cause high AST & ALT levels in a healthy and active person who doesn't drink?

What could consistently cause high AST & ALT levels in a healthy and active person who doesn't drink?

Fatty infiltration: Viral and autoimmune hepatitis always needs to be considered and ruled out. Asymptomatic fatty infiltration can cause ast, alt elevation. That condition is generally not of any clinical significance other than periodic lft should be checked for stability. ...Read more

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Liver enzyme that has a metabolic function, its elevated when ...Read more


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What would cause low triglycerides yet high ALT liver level?

What would cause low triglycerides yet high ALT liver level?

Abetalipoprotinemia: A rare genetic condition causing low ldl, and triglyceride levels, due to a deficiency in an enzyme called "mtp" . Usually presents early in life with bad fatty diarrhea (steatorrhea) and fat accumulation in the liver . Fat in the liver ( fatty liver) can raise the liver function tests. Danger here is malabsorption of fat soluble vitamins a, d, e and k. Vit e def. Can cause neurologic symptoms. ...Read more

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Can pregnancy alone cause elevated liver enzyme levels? Alt level was 54. Is this considered high?

Can pregnancy alone cause elevated liver enzyme levels? Alt level was 54. Is this considered high?

Slightly elevated: Alt of 54 is slightly elevated. Normal pregnancy is not associated with elevation of alt. Do you drink or take any medications? It would be good to discuss this with your ob. ...Read more

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I take multaq for afib. I got a recent blood test and my ALT level is a little high could that be the cause?

I take multaq for afib. I got a recent blood test and my ALT level is a little high could that be the cause?

Possible: Yes, Multaq can inflame the liver and cause elevated alt - follow your doctor's instructions. Depending on your total health history and the degree of elevation and other blood tests, it may be continued and the test repeated at a later date, or it may be stopped. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Does ibuprofen cause high ALT and AST levels?

Does ibuprofen cause high ALT and AST levels?

In can in some folks: In fact, one initial approach to elevated alt/ast is to stop taking iboprofen & see whether they go down in 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Lupus patient- last round of tests show abnormally high bilirubin levels and abnormally low AST and ALT. What would cause this and what would it mean?

Lupus patient- last round of tests show abnormally high bilirubin levels and abnormally low AST and ALT. What would cause this and what would it mean?

Obstructive jaundice: You may have a "blockage" of your liver ducts due to your Lupus or one of the medication you are taking! This needs further study ASAP A Rheumatologist should be consulted Good Luck Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more