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Does anyone have loose stool when liver enzymes are high?

Does anyone have loose stool when liver enzymes are high?

High liver enzyme : Although loose stool can be a non-specific symptom due to various condition such as certain food, lactose intolerance, etc., elevated liver enzyme probably should be evaluated. Particular, in someone who has elevated liver enzyme and chronic loose bowel movement, one always has to consider a condition such as ulcerative colitis. I would make sure that you review your condition with your doctor. ...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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Why is my doctor doing a sonogram of my kidney if my liver enzymes are high?

Why is my doctor doing a sonogram of my kidney if my liver enzymes are high?

Complex: You may also have kidney chemistry abnormalities. Some cystic diseases have cysts in the liver and kidney. ...Read more

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Treating Liver Failure (Checklist)

See your liver specialist regularly
Every other month
Take prescribed medications carefully
Once
Avoid raw seafood and shellfish
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Liver enzymes are high alt/sgpt is at 107 u/l and ast/sgot os at 37 u/l and alk phos is at 29 u/l and mono% is 11.8% and neut% is 41.2%. Whats wrong?

Liver enzymes are high alt/sgpt is at 107 u/l and ast/sgot os at 37 u/l and alk phos is at 29 u/l  and mono% is 11.8% and neut% is 41.2%. Whats wrong?

Get a workup: Your physician may have you stop alcohol & meds & repeat; if normal it's your warning. Otherwise a check for hepatitis b & c, hemochromatosis, wilson's, autoimmune hepatitis, and a1at deficiency may be in order; all but the last are very treatable but likely to kill if ignored. If all normal, maybe a fitness lifestyle focus is in your future to your benefit. Cell %'s are worthless viewed alone. ...Read more

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My liver enzymes are high due to anyi-inflammatory meds I have been on. Can the high enzymes be the cause if severe abdominal pain/diaheria?

No.: High enzymes in and of themselves do not cause any difficulty. However, you may have liver disease severe enough to produce diarrhea. The height of your enzymes is not really predictive of the degree of liver dysfunction. "High" is a relative term with liver tests. NSAIDS can cause LFT elevations but unlikely to produce serious liver injury. ...Read more

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Treating Liver Failure (Checklist)

Weigh yourself. If you're gaining weight, tell your doctor.
Daily
Take medications as directed by your doctor
Daily
Elevate legs to help with swelling
3x day
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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, 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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Treating Liver Failure (Checklist)

Minimize animal protein in your diet
daily
Take all meds as prescribed
daily
Especially take lactulose to reduce blood ammonia
daily
And avoid constipation
daily
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How serious is it if your liver enzymes are a little high?

Define "little"...: A mild elevation in liver enzymes usually is of no consequence, though i would want to periodically check that they weren't on their way upward. Are you symptomatic of anything? Why did you get your enzymes checked in the first place? How long have they been elevated? Answers to questions such as these would help me determine how serious things are. ...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

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