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Doctor insights on: What Causes Liver Enzymes To Go Up

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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 multip infect.from a sinus infect to a yeast infect.to a Garden Spiderbite infect cause your liver enzymes to go high bc I don't want a liver biop?

Can multip infect.from a sinus infect to a yeast infect.to a Garden Spiderbite infect cause your liver enzymes to go high bc I don't want a liver biop?

Elevated LFT's: Not sure multiple infections can cause elevated LFT's however, the antibiotics used to treat the infections may cause transient elevations as the medications may interfer with normal liver metabolism. Normally we don't worry until the LFT's are 2X upper limit of normal. I would wait 6 weeks off all medications (except chronic ones) and repeat the tests before worrying. Good Luck ...Read more

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What cause high liver enzyme activity?

What cause high liver enzyme activity?

Many: Liver enzymes are from the inside of the cells in the liver, and theur presence in excess indicates too many liver cells are dying, dimping their contents into the blood. Several causes: too much tylenol, (acetaminophen) alcohol, ibuprofen, and many prescription drugs. Gall stones lodged in the tract from the liver to the intestine, a tumor in that tract or the liver itself, an infection like hepatitis or mono. ...Read more

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Is there a common cause of low liver enzymes?

Usually OK: When we talk about liver enzymes, we are usually referring to transaminases (sgot/sgpt, ast/alt). The lower limit of normal is either zero or close to zero. Therefore having a low value of one of these is not an issue. Albumin and protein can be low in malnutrition or protein-losing kidney disease. And severe malnutrition will cause everything to be very low across the board. ...Read more

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What cause liver enzymes to be elevated in a child?

What cause liver enzymes to be elevated in a child?

Many thigs can: Infections like prenatal viruses; e.g. Cytomegalovirus, rubella, hepatitis, etc.; inflammation or swelling of the liver, certain genetic and/or metabolic diseases , sometimes heart failure or prolonged jaundice, etc. It is important to see a liver specialist if your child has elevated liver enzymes and/or an enlarged liver (hepatomegaly). ...Read more

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Unknown cause for high liver enzyme. What tests must be done?

Need evaluation : Before choosing lab tests, it would be prudent to take a detailed history, and conduct physical examination. It would be prudent to leave the choice of tests to your doctor. ...Read more

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I was wondering what would cause liver enzyme to get elevated?

I was wondering what would cause liver enzyme to get elevated?

There are many cause: Many things can cause this. Some are harmless, others are dangerous. Alcohol and many medicines (especial tylenol) can do this. Many infections can do this, some short lasting and some long lasting. Structural abnormalities in the liver can do this. Some autoimmune or inflammatory disease can do this. Sometimes no reason can be found, but it is important to try to identify the cause. ...Read more

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Is there such thing as innocent causes for high liver enzymes (alt)?

Is there such thing as innocent causes for high liver enzymes (alt)?

ALT: ALT=alanine aminotransferase, previously known as SGPT is used as a marker of liver damage, but is present in low amounts in normal individuals. Sources other than liver also exist. Elevations above the normal range are found in some "innocent" cases depending on population studied, drugs that may be in use, etc. Occasionally, exercise can transiently increase levels, for example. ...Read more

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What causes "elevated liver enzymes"?

Too Many: There are simply a multitude of causes that can cause "elevated liver enzymes". Seek professional advice from a gastroenterologist or "liver specialist". ...Read more

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What can cause elevated liver enzymes?

What can cause elevated liver enzymes?

Liver insult : Anything that can insult the liver and injure the liver cells , can cause elevated liver functions - viral illness such as Hepatitis A , B , C , mononucleosis , CMV - gall bladder disease - Sny non specific Vial illness - GB t ...Read more

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What could cause elevated liver enzymes?

What could cause elevated liver enzymes?

Many: Unfortunately the possibilities are numerous.
Genetic disorders, infectious disease, medications, alcohol. Many more possibilities. ...Read more

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What can cause extremely high liver enzymes?

What can cause extremely high liver enzymes?

Many causes: Usually some form of acute hepatitis or liver injury. Common causes are viruses, medications and fulminant hepatitis, a serious condition that can require liver transplant. ...Read more

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Why some drugs causes elevated liver enzymes?

Liver clears out: The liver does things such as clean your blood by removing toxins like medicines and alcohol. It contains thousands of enzymes which are special types of protein cells that help necessary chemical reactions to take place. Some medicines may be too much for the liver to handle and the result is that the enzymes are elevated and this is a sign that the liver needs help. ...Read more

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Can diabetes cause your liver enzyme to be elevated?

Yes: 1. Poor control causes abnormal lipid/cholesterol pattern
2. Diabetes associated with genetic abnormalities in cholesterol

combination increase risk of fatty liver, hepatitis, even liver failure

must treat diabetes and cholesterol agresssively and it can all be prevented. ...Read more

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Can tres orix forte syrup cause increase liver enzyme?

Can tres orix forte syrup cause increase liver enzyme?

Yes: The syrup is a proprietary blend of a Multi-Vit + Cyproheptadine. Cyproheptadine is a Histamine H1 Antagonist. Commonly used for Perennial and seasonal allergic rhinitis and other allergic symptoms.

There is a report of Hepatic: Cholestasis, hepatic failure, hepatitis, jaundice. Though the frequency of these adverse events is not defined. Consult your GP for further evaluation and workup. ...Read more

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What causes liver enzymes to be elevated in fatty liver?

Damage to liver: Microvesicular fatty infiltration of hepatocytes (liver cells) is directly toxic to the liver. When liver cells are damaged or destroyed, they release their enzymes (ast, alt) into the bloodstream. ...Read more

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Why does lifting weights cause my liver enzymes to fluctuate?

Why does lifting weights cause my liver enzymes to fluctuate?

Liver enzymes: Do you take any supplements for weightlifting? Do you take any medicines, like a statin for cholesterol? How much alcohol do you drink? Do you use Anabolic steroids to increase muscle mass? Have you ever had or been exposed to hepatitis b or c (through blood or body fluids)? The answers to these & other questions may shed light on your question. ...Read more

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What can cause elevated liver enzymes and when should I worry?

Alcohol, meds, infxn: And early onset diabetes can all cause liver enzyme elevation as well as metastatic cancer. You need to worry when in the hundreds/thousands. ...Read more

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Are there benign causes of elevated liver enzymes in teenagers?

Are there benign causes of elevated liver enzymes in teenagers?

Yes: It is very common for liver enzymes to go up transiently, especialy in children. Something as simple as a viral bug or a growth spurt can do this. Typically these resolve in 4-6 weeks. Persistantly elevated enzymes should be worked up. ...Read more

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Elevated liver enzymes. What can cause this and what does it mean?

Many causes.: Hepatitis, cancer, medicines, some hereditary conditions to name a few. However, it definitely needs follow-up. You need to see an internist for a proper evaluation. ...Read more

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What could cause elevated liver enzymes in an otherwise healthy person?

Medicines: If you are definitely healthy and have been told this by a physician, medicines you are taking could be the answer. Another possibility is starvation, which seems unlikely. You need to make sure that physician agrees with you that you are otherwise healthy. ...Read more

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What are the causes of elevated liver enzymes in an otherwise healthy person?

Need more info: What are the actual results? How long have the levels been elevated? Do you drink alcohol, if yes, how much? What medications are you taking, including herbals and over the counter drugs? It would be prudent to discuss all this with the doctor who ordered the tests as all lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context. ...Read more

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Could high liver enzyme cause nausea?

Could high liver enzyme cause nausea?

See your doctor: It can cause nausea. Depends on the cause of the liver enzymes elevation. If you are having nausea, vomiting, fever and abdominal pain, you should go see your doctor or go to er. ...Read more

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Can Elevation in liver enzyme cause metallic taste??

Can Elevation in liver enzyme cause metallic taste??

Metallic taste: although it is possible for liver disease to cause a metallic taste in the mouth, it is not a very common or usual symptom of elevated liver tests. There are many other less serious possible reasons for that metallic taste, including medications, supplements, poor oral hygiene, and infection. You should see your primary care doctor for further evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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What would cause elevated liver enzyme and dilated cbs?

Several things: Stones in the bile duct when they come out of the gallbladder, sometimes obstruction from different things. Depending on your symptoms- pain, fever, how high the enzymes are- you need ultrasound or other tests. ...Read more

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Could Paxil (paroxetine) cause evaluated liver enzymes?

Could Paxil (paroxetine) cause evaluated liver enzymes?

Probably not.: There is a very low (1%) chance, but Paxil (paroxetine) is probably one of the safer antidepressants in terms of your liver. If you are concerned, you can have your doctor check your enzymes, but again the chance of it happening is rare. ...Read more

Enzyme (Definition)

An enzyme causes the transformation of a compoond to another compound. In living structures, it is the transformation of a protein to another form. An example is from an inactive state ...Read more