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What does it mean when liver proteins are high?

What does it mean when liver proteins are high?

Not good...: Your transaminitis (elevated liver enzymes) indicates, albeit non-specifically, a sick liver. Whether this is transient (related to medication, alcohol ingestion, a passed gallstone, etc.), or is indeed of concern (e.g. Hepatitis of any cause, fatty liver secondary to diabetes, etc.) you deserve evaluation or at least a lab recheck to assess trends or resolution. No Tylenol (acetaminophen) or alcohol please 4now. ...Read more

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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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D-dimer level. 76 High. INR test 1.1 High. Total Protein 8.6 HIGH. Diffuse fatty infiltration liver. What could this mean?

D-dimer level. 76 High. INR test 1.1 High. Total Protein 8.6 HIGH. Diffuse fatty infiltration liver. What could this mean?

Need more info: Diffuse fatty infiltration can have many causes, common ones being fatty liver due to alcohol and fatty liver associated with obesity, metabolic syndrome and diabetes. It would require more information to settle the issue. However, if you are even slightly overweight, reduce you weight through diet and exercise, not easy, but essential. ...Read more

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What specific nutrients are beneficial to liver diseases patients and why? Should they consume low/high protein diets?

What specific nutrients are beneficial to liver diseases patients and why? Should they consume low/high protein diets?

Low protein because.: Prtein breakdown products include urea, which a sick or cirrhotic liver cannot reove. High levels of urea affect brain function adversely. As far as supplements for the liver, milk thistle may be of value, but I do not beleive any are of great value! ...Read more

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What are the causes of inflammation, high protein in urine and elevated liver?

What are the causes of inflammation, high protein in urine and elevated liver?

Hepatitis is suspect: Hepatitis b or c is an infectious and inflammatory disease that can cause protein in urine while causing elevated liver enzymes. Other conditions like lupus are to be considered. Also, 2 things could happen together like diabetes that causes protein in urine and obesity that causes liver enzyme increase. ...Read more

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Had a biopsy which determined cirrhosis does this procedure itself injure a liver further; my protein and bilirubin went high for the very 1st time?

Had a biopsy which determined cirrhosis does this procedure itself injure a liver further; my protein and bilirubin went high for the very 1st time?

Unlikely: Hepatic biopsy is unlikely to significantly damage the liver further. In cirrhosis the Albumin diminishes while the bilirubin may increase. You need to discuss this with the doctor performing the procedure and providing care. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can whey protein damage my liver if I have high AST level?

Can whey protein damage my liver if I have high AST level?

No but: It is important to find out why you have high ast. It is usually an indication of liver cell injury. It may also be elevated due to lysis of red cells or injury to heart muscle etc. Please consult your doctor so that you do not delay treating a treatable disorder. Liver disease is not an issue for self diagnosis or treatment. ...Read more

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Can high blood protein levels or Sjogren's syndrome cause elevated liver enzymes test results?

Can high blood protein levels or Sjogren's syndrome cause elevated liver enzymes test results?

Sjogren possible: But not likely with high serum protein. There is a condition called primary biliary cirrhosis that is associated with Sjogren and certain drugs used for Sjogren can potentially affect liver as well. Best thing to do is to see/talk to a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Consider a high-protein, low-carbohydrate diet, such as the Atkins diet. What effects does this diet have on the liver?

Consider a high-protein, low-carbohydrate diet, such as the Atkins diet. What effects does this diet have on the liver?

Work.: The liver is a truly amazing organ. That we can abuse it with all the bad things we do and it keeps chugging along is remarkable. A healthy liver can handle the high fat&protein atkins diet is proof. But what happens after you quit the diet? Most of my patients have gained all plus some after the diet. Best "diet" for weight loss is weight watchers, followed by continued calorie restriction& exercise! ...Read more

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What caused liver enzyme sgot n sgpt went high? I don't drink. I only take supplements n protein for weight training purpose. Can u help me on this?

What caused liver enzyme sgot n sgpt went high? I don't drink. I only take supplements n protein for weight training purpose. Can u help me on this?

Need a workup: Most often nowadays, if you're taking no medications or alcohol, the first entity to consider is non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, which is largely genetic and for which physical fitness is a key to management. You may need to be checked for hepatitis B and C, Wilson's, hemochromatosis, and autoimmune hepatitis. Supplements may not be what's on the label. Good luck with the workup. ...Read more

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Fatty liver and bad gallbladder. Protein is 8.4 bilirubin was 2.0 also may have strep throat. What could this be. Why would protein be high?

Fatty liver and bad gallbladder. Protein is 8.4 bilirubin was 2.0 also may have strep throat. What could this be. Why would protein be high?

Dehydration: There are other possibilities, but dehydration can alter blood labs to higher than normal values. If you are not a hospital patient, make some diet changes. Increase your liquids and decrease your fat and calories. Follow up with your doc. Be well. ...Read more

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Blood protein low 5.8; lymphs high 47% rel/3.8 abs. Fasting glucose 95; non is only 77. Past high liver #s now normal. Rbc ok, stools neg for infect. Eating plenty. Persistent bloody stool. Causes?

Blood protein low 5.8; lymphs high 47% rel/3.8 abs. Fasting glucose 95; non is only 77. Past high liver #s now normal. Rbc ok, stools neg for infect. Eating plenty. Persistent bloody stool. Causes?

Need colonoscopy: When there is persistent bleeding into the toiler a colonoscopy to look inside and take biopsies is critical for appropriate diagnosis and treatment. Inflammatory bowel disease is a consideration and that is the way to diagnose it. ...Read more

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What does this mean? Us on ruq results were increased echotexture in liver mildly enlarged 19.6cm, esr31, alt56, ast23, protein 8.5. Abdomen pain

What does this mean? Us on ruq results were increased echotexture in liver mildly enlarged 19.6cm, esr31, alt56, ast23, protein 8.5. Abdomen pain

Fatty liver: One in 3 americans have non-alcoholic fatty liver from metabolic syndrome features such as high cholesterol, fat around the belly, diabetes/prediabetes, high blood pressure. You can also get fatty liver from excessive alcohol use. In both situations fatty liver is reversible with intervention such as 10% weightloss and alcohol abstinence respectively. ...Read more

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Can you help? Is 6.5, fasting glucose is 100, chloride is 96, lymphs is 3.2, liver ALT is 52, protein level is 2+ mean I am diabetic?

Can you help? Is 6.5, fasting glucose is 100, chloride is 96, lymphs is 3.2, liver ALT is 52, protein level is 2+ mean I am diabetic?

See below: 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, if your fasting blood glucose is 100 you are not likely to be diabetic. 2+ protein needs to be investigated. Please consult the doctor who ordered these tests as a person is much more than lab results. ...Read more

Protein (Definition)

Proteins are large molecules made up of a smaller class of molecules called amino acids. Proteins play an enormous role in the function of our bodies including enzymes, messengers, replicating dna, ...Read more