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What causes high triglyceride levels?

What causes high triglyceride levels?

Many causes: Triglycerides ( fat) can by elevated by many causes. Diet, including both fat and sugar intake can do this. Medications, other diseases such as diabetes, kidney disease, or liver disease can also cause high tg's. Alcohol, estrogen, are common causes and finally less common, but often more severe are genetic or inherited disorders of triglyceride metabolism. ...Read more

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Sgpt (Definition)

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


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What causes high hematocrits levels?

What causes high hematocrits levels?

Dehydration and PV: Dehydration means not enough water in your body. If your red cells are the same, the Hb and Hct will show a higher concentration. PV or polycythemia vera, is when your body produces too many red blood cells. It can be caused by cancer, smoking, or sleep apnea. ...Read more

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What causes high thyroid levels?

What causes high thyroid levels?

Hyperthyroid: Both Graves disease and a hot nodule/multinod goiter are common causes of hyperthyroidism. Typically in Graves, the whole thyroid is enlarged and it is an autoimmune disease. In hot (toxic) nodule/multinod goiter, there is one or more nodules that are hyperactive. Both causes respond well to antithyroid drugs and radioactive iodine, occas need surgery. See your Endocrinologist ...Read more

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What causes high bilirubin?

What causes high bilirubin?

Liver disease: Obstruction of the biliary tract rbc destruction drug and others. ...Read more

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What causes elevated thryoid levels?

What causes elevated thryoid levels?

Thyroid tests: Sometimes they are transient but if not get a free T4 or a free T3 (liothyronine) and a TSH to verify if it is really elevated and then have a doc correlate it clinically since it may be a lab error. Most cases are caused by hyperthyroidism which can come in several forms. ...Read more

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What causes high insulin levels?

What causes high insulin levels?

Insulin resistance.: High blood sugar will cause Insulin levels to rise, but i suspect you are referring to Insulin resistance. This is a phenomena in which your muscle cells have reduced sensitivity to insulin. This results in higher blood levels of Insulin for any given level of blood sugar as compared to those without Insulin resistance. ...Read more

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What causes high bilirubin levels in teenagers?

What causes high bilirubin levels in teenagers?

Many possibilities: There are many possible causes for high bilirubin, but they all come down to the liver either not processing bilirubin properly or the body producing more bilirubin than the liver can process. ...Read more

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What causes high prolactin and cortisol levels?

What causes high prolactin and cortisol levels?

Varies: Prolactin is elevated naturally in pregnancy and breastfeeding; if neither apply to you and it is markedly elevated, it may be a prolactinoma. See your doctor for further evaluation. Cortisol elevation can be anything that stresses your body. There are disease states with excessive cortisol production, but these are less likely. Again, discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes high ldl?

What causes high ldl?

Many Considerations: Ldl can be elevated for a variety of reasons. Your physician will need to check for several inherited and acquired medical conditions that can affect LDL levels. Another alternative is to see a lipidologist (physician specializing in lipid and lipoprotein disorders). You can find a lipidologist at www.Lipidboard.Org (click "verify status", then search your state). ...Read more

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What can cause low ALT , but normal AST levels?

What can cause low ALT , but normal AST levels?

Low ALT, but normal : Normal value for alt and ast differs in various lab centers. As long as your alt value within that range, it is considered normal. However, alt value also depends on age, gender, ethnicity, body weight, timing of blood drawn etc therefore, someone may have lower than others, but within normal range. As long as it is within range set by lab, it is considered normal. ...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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What causes high IgE levels in blood?

What causes high IgE levels in blood?

Allergy, Parasites: Unless you have an immunoglobulinopathy, it is usually caused by hypersensitivity to a substance (allergy) or parasitic infection (e.g. Worms). ...Read more

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What could cause slightly elevated lipase levels?

What could cause slightly elevated lipase levels?

How elevated?: It would help to know the number. Gall stones and alcohol are the common causes of elevated lipase. ...Read more

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What can cause high ESR and elevated ldh?

What can cause high ESR and elevated ldh?

Tissue damage: And inflammation. High ESR generally indicates inflammation though it can be high in other conditions, e.g. Normal pregnancy. Ldh is present in most tissues and blood levels increase on damage to tissues, including red blood cells. ...Read more

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What could cause high IgE levels?

What could cause high IgE levels?

Genetics: The tendency to make more ige in response to foreign substances that enter the body (aka allergens) is inherited. Allergies and parastic infections are the common reasons why people develop high ige levels. There are some rare disorders associated with increased risk of infections associated with very high levels of ige. A board-certified allergist can help sort this out for you. ...Read more

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What would cause high troponin levels?

What would cause high troponin levels?

Damaged heart muscle: If heart muscle cells r damaged, troponin will leak into the blood + levels will rise. However, the muscle damage may be caused by several diseases, not the least of which is coronary artery disease (c article via link below 4 details) http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc1860726/ bottom line? Troponin levels r a sensitive + specific indicator of heart muscle damage from any cause. Dr mike. ...Read more

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What can elevated ck levels indicate?

What can elevated ck levels indicate?

Exercise: It's a non-specific test - any muscular work will elevate it. ...Read more