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Doctor insights on: What Causes High Liver Readings

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Dr. Bernard Seif
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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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Can baclofen 10mg x 3x a day cause a high reading of liver emzymes? I have been on these for 9 days. Just found out my levels are high . Please help!

POSSIBLE: Yes, many medications can affect liver metabolism and function, and Baclofen is included, but you are in no major trouble if the liver enzyme elevation is less than 3 times normal. Whether you should stay on Baclofen is based on not only the degree of liver effect, but also benefits and tolerance. Discuss with your doctor in some detail. ...Read more

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What causes your liver count be to high?

What causes your liver count be to high?

MANY THINGS: What test do you mean by "liver count"??????? The most common tests are enzymes and high levels are most commonly associated with medications/alcohol but other numbers indicate possible obstructive issues (pancreas/ gallbladder) More info for more direct answer! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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I've been type 2 diabetic for around 5 years with always high readings can this elevate you liver?

I've been type 2 diabetic for around 5 years with always high readings can this elevate you liver?

Insulin resistance: Having poor blood sugar control does not usually cause liver abnormalities. However, type 2 diabetes is typically caused by Insulin resistance. People who have this will often develop "fatty liver", especially if they are overweight. Fatty liver will cause liver abnormalities including high liver enzymes. Weight loss is the key to helping this. ...Read more

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Hello, my son is 2.9 years old, his liver test results high level of LDH which is (H)286. what could be cause of this?

Hello, my son is 2.9 years old, his liver test results high level of LDH which is (H)286. what could be cause of this?

Not from liver: Young children higher levels normally than older and adults, and labs may not give normal levels for age group. The higher levels in children are due to the much higher rates of bone growth. If the liver is sick LDH will be higher, with elevation of two liver-specific enzymes, of which you would have been informed, so they were normal, excluding liver disease. In short, this is a normal level for your son ...Read more