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What Is A High Alt Level
It depends/can vary.: The standard reference ranges for serum creatinine are 0.5 to 1.0 mg/dl (about 45-90 ?mol/l) for women and 0.7 to 1.2 mg/dl (60-110 ?mol/l) for men. These can vary. For example, a bodybuilder can have a creatinine level of 2.0 and be healthy, while an elderly female can have a value of 1.2 and have severe renal disease. ...Read more
Liver inflammation: Sgpt is one of the enzymes (the other related one being sgot) produced as part of liver metabolism. If either are high, this indicates some problem with the liver causing inflammation such as alcohol, infection, gallstones, viral hepatitis, or a great many other things. Many times this is temporary but if your doctor discovers this, (s)he will follow up to make sure it normalizes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Above 4.5: In most labs, a value above 4.5 is high. However, symptoms related to low thyroid correlate much better with free T4 levels, rather than tsh. There are many people with elevated tsh, normal free t4, who feel perfectly normal (subclinical hypothyroidism). Persistently high TSH levels is indicative of a failing thyroid. ...Read more
This can vary: Both troponin i and troponin t assays are used to test the blood for evidence of damage to the heart muscle. The normal range for troponin i is higher than the normal range for troponin t. In a given laboratory, the normal ranges may differ from that in another laboratory, depending upon the assay system used. Each laboratory generally publishes normal ranges for the particular assay it uses. ...Read more
More than ~1.5 mg/dL: Or thereabouts. Whether it means anything is another story. Folks with gilbert's hover between here and maybe 3-4 without being sick. Folks who have hemolysis from illness or extreme athletics run a high bilirubin that's well tolerated. Liver disease and bile duct obstruction are likely to raise bile salts and the jaundice is thus more unpleasant. ...Read more
Hypothyroidism: The actual thyroid hormone is T4 and t3 (liothyronine). When they are low, TSH elevates, but how high is somewhat variable, and "high tsh" per se is not dangerous. A low t4/t3 (liothyronine) can be dangerous; TSH is a good marker of thyroid function, but often it is necessary to measure ft4 or t3 (liothyronine). A mild elevation of TSH (eg. 4-10) is often without any symptoms and a normal ft4. ...Read more
More than 2mg/dl: This number has to be carefully interpreted in the context of other liver tests, clinical context and medical history. ...Read more
Many possibilities: Ast (aspartate aminotransferase) is an enzyme made by liver & muscle which when damaged can leak ast into the bloodstream more than normally. In addition to liver injury (eg from alcohol, overdoses of meds like acetaminophen, viral hepatitis, med side effects, hemochromatosis, fatty liver), ast can be high occur in thyroid disease, adrenal insufficiency, muscle disease. Sometimes no cause is found. ...Read more
Probably not: A slightly elevated total IgA level is rarely significant by itself, and may result from recent infection or may just be your personal normal level. If the level so incredibly high that it is greater than all the other blood proteins, or if accompanied by recurrent or severe infections, then it could suggest a problem. If you have further questions, see your doctor or a clinical immunologist. ...Read more
Nothing bad: Iga is the amount of immunoglobulin a and it can be measured in the blood serum and less commonly in the saliva. While a low amount of serum IgA may predispose some people to recurrent infections, an elevated serum IgA is nothing to worry about. It means the person is making good amounts of antibody. ...Read more
Above 140IU/L: The normal range is 20 to 140 iu/l in adult. ...Read more
Elevated liver funct: I can't say there is a cure for elevated liver functions , but we can treat the condition . First of all we need to find out the cause . You need to see your physician for a comprehensive history and physical exam , history of exposure to toxin , infections , drug history , diet history . You may need to have a liver US and maybe a fallow up liver CT . ...Read more
Find the cause: Level itself doesn't matter. It's a warning of possible underlying disease. You can raise your ALT very high just from a boozy weekend, while even a low ALT elevation may be the subtle clue that alerts your physician to hemochromatosis or Wilson's -- easy to treat, if detected, fatal if missed. ...Read more
What amylase level is too high for female? What can be problems if also high BUN/Creatinine ratio, high anion gap, and high direct bilirubin?
Why do you ask?: Amylase kay be very high without being a problem because of a harmless variant called macroamylasemia. The ratio is useful only to explain other abnormals is obvious disease. Same is basically true if the gap. If you feel well, slightly high direct bilirubin may be meds or a minir metabolic glitch. Your physician is your best guide. ...Read more
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