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Dr. David Drewitz
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What does it mean if your liver level is high?

What does it mean if your liver level is high?

Transaminitis?: Not sure what you mean by the "liver level" but but liver enzymes commonly measured in the blood are called transaminases 9eg. Ast, alt) and when they are elevated it suggests there is inflammation of the liver and this can be on the basis of many possible causes including alcohol, fatty chage, hepatitis (infectious, autoimmune, vascular) or drugs. Good luck! ...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


Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
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Why would my liver levels be high? They will also go very low? What would that mean?

Why would my liver levels be high? They will also go very low? What would that mean?

Elevated transaminas: could be due to intrinsic liver diseases like hepatitis A,B,C, or due to alcohol or cholestatic picture like Gall bladder disease or common bilary obstruction or pancrease diseases. Knowing the liver enzyme levels will help narrow down the differentials ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Dr says my glucose levels high and liver levels are slightly high what does this all mean and what will be done next?

Dr says my glucose levels high and liver levels  are slightly high what does this all mean and what will be done next?

Glucose : It could mean you have pre-diabetes or diabetes. There are many reasons why liver enzymes will be high but in someone with glucose elevation, fatty liver is also a possibility. I would work closely with your doctor to get the risk factors under control. Discuss all this with the doctor who ordered the tests for you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Bernard Seif
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High b12 for many years until last test level was in middle, does this mean my liver is doing better?All fasting morning tests and same b12 vitamin

High b12 for many years until last test level was in middle, does this mean my liver is doing better?All fasting morning tests and same b12 vitamin

We ingest most of: our B 12 from meat, especially red meat. Are you presently eating less meat? That would account for it. If your B 12 was high, I don't understand why you were taking this supplement. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Dr. Lisa Vollmer
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I have cirrhosis of the liver and they told me my ammonia level was 135. They said that was high. What does that mean?

Cirrhosis: Ammonia is a breakdown product of proteins, and is toxic at high levels. One of your liver's jobs is getting rid of toxins in your body. If your liver is not working because of cirrhosis, ammonia can build up, among other things. High levels of ammonia can severely effect your central nervous system. ...Read more

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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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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Dr. You Sung Sang
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What does elevated liver levels mean I do drink alcahol a lot is it from that im 40 year old male with coronory heart disease ...Help?

Most likely yes: Excessive alcohol intake can definitely make your liver enzyme tests abnormal. This can be very dangerous in the long run. Try to abstain for a while to let your liver "recover" from the damage. ...Read more

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What does serum enzyme levels alkaline phosphate elevated 790.5 i had a blood test for my liver and my doctor told me this i had ultra sound done on my liver and it showed hypercalcemia 275.42 what does it mean?

What does serum enzyme levels alkaline phosphate elevated 790.5 i had a blood test for my liver and my doctor told me this i had ultra sound done on my liver and it showed hypercalcemia 275.42 what does it mean?

Inconsistent info: The data you provided are not in the usual fomat and it is not feasible to provide an interpretation. Especially the calcium levels are likely not reported correctly. All tests need to be interpreted in the clinical context and you should discuss the results with the docor who ordered the tests as s/he has other information as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Al Hegab
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I have a fatty liver and my liver levels are high. My neutrophils is l, my lymphocytes is h, my absolute lymphocytes is h, theres more but can't type?

I have a fatty liver and my liver levels are high.  My neutrophils is l, my lymphocytes is h, my absolute lymphocytes is h, theres more but can't type?

Repeat the testing: low neutrophils and high lymphocytes can occur with any viral infection, not related to fatty liver as such, blood picture values change several times a day, follow up with your doctor who would be able to judge the whole picture better, good luck ...Read more

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