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How long do the enzymes that break down alcohol stay in your system for?

How long do the enzymes that break down alcohol stay in your system for?

The enzymes remain: Its the alcohol that breaks down. The enzyme called alcohol dehydrogenase is located in your liver. As the blood flows thru the liver it is filtered and the enzymes act on the alcohol and break it down. The kidneys then get rid of the byproducts. ...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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Mild tenderness in liver area after drinking alcohol, slight elevated liver enzymes 2 months ago, new test says they have came down but still tender.

Mild tenderness in liver area after drinking alcohol, slight elevated liver enzymes 2 months ago, new test says they have came down but still tender.

Please see a doctor: This could be due to liver , gall bladder or stomach problems due to alcohol. Please see a doctor to get labs repeated and you may need ultrasound of liver as well. ...Read more

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I got tested in the hospital and had high liver enzymes (200-300 ast&alt). Any suggestions on how to get them down safely? I stopped drinking alcohol.

I got tested in the hospital and had high liver enzymes (200-300 ast&alt). Any suggestions on how to get them down safely? I stopped drinking alcohol.

Alcoholic hepatitis: The liver enzymes will come down if you stop what injured the liver in the first place. Stopping alcohol is easier said than done, you have to really work at it. Get some follow up tests done to make sure the liver enzymes are back to normal. If not, check for hepatitis c. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for liver enzymes to normalize after obstaining from alcohol?

Depends on the : Extent of damage to the liver. Acute effects of alcohol usually dissipate in about two weeks, and almost completely in three months. However, if liver damage has resulted in fibrosis and early cirrhosis, the damage may not be reversible. ...Read more

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Can aspirin increase my liver enzymes the way alcohol does?

Can aspirin increase my liver enzymes the way alcohol does?

No : Aspirin is not toxic to the liver the way alcohol is. By contrast, the active ingredient in tylenol (acetaminophen) is highly toxic to the liver in large doses. People who drink alcohol excessively are at increased risk of liver damage if they take excessive doses of tylenol or other drugs that contain acetaminophen. healthtap. ...Read more

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Liver enzymes tested high ast72/alt144. Cut out alcohol and retesting in a month. What can I do/eat/herbs to help? Would one drink make a difference?

Liver Is In Trouble: You may see significant improvement with time and abstinence. Milk thistle is an herb that is used world wide for this problem. Yes, even one drink can prolong healing when or if your liver is still inflamed. It must heal fully before retesting anything toxic to it. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what causes liver enzyme elevation if no alcohol/sweets involved?

Can anyone tell me what causes liver enzyme elevation if no alcohol/sweets involved?

Elevated LFT's: Many things other than alcohol can cause elevated LFT's. Many viruses can cause infection - just do alphabet soup and you have Hepatitis A, B, C... Also EBV (the virus that causes mono) can do it as well as others. "sweets" usually don't cause problems unless you are considerable overweight in which case a Fatty liver can lead to elevated LFT's ...Read more

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If I have damage to liver high enzymes in blood does it automaticly mean chirosis? Or i need to juz cut bk on alcohol?

No: There are many conditions that could cause elevation of liver enzymes. You should have this evaluated and follow up with your physician. It may not be cirrhosis. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has an elevated liver enzyme count related to alcohol. His levels were at about 120 for both. What level does cirrhosis occur.

My boyfriend has an elevated liver enzyme count related to alcohol. His levels were at about 120 for both.  What level does cirrhosis occur.

Forgive me : Ket me be frank. Your boyfriend is drinking heavily enough to put his health at grave danger. His liver may or may not go bad and it takes a long time. But other aspects of his life will go bad from alcohol. I guarantee it. If he cares about you, he will stop now. If he continues, recognize he is not the right guy for you. Be brave and best wishes. ...Read more

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Will a day of drinking alcohol cause a temporary high liver enzyme?

Will a day of drinking alcohol cause a temporary high liver enzyme?

Yes: Some of the liver tests react to alcohol and some medications. I believe that the ggtp will elevate with higher alcohol intake. ...Read more

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If I take a liver enzyme blood test, will it detect alcohol I drank?

If I take a liver enzyme blood test, will it detect alcohol I drank?

No: If you want to know the level of alcohol , then your doctor have to order blood alcohol level specifically. The liver enzyme test will not tell you alcohol level. However, alcohol certainly will affect your liver function. If you have been drinking a lot for many years, alcohol can lead into liver cirrhosis and risk for liver failure and liver cancer. ...Read more

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Why might my liver enzymes be enlarged when I am otherwise fit and do not drink alcohol often?

Why might my liver enzymes be enlarged when I am otherwise fit and do not drink alcohol often?

Find cause: Something as simple as taking Ibuprofen can raise them. Other possibilities include being an extreme athlete, having hepatitis b or c on board, having hemochromatosis or wilson's (don't miss those) or despite your fitness level having metabolic syndrome. ...Read more

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If you drink a moderate amount of alcohol (3) the day before bloodworm will you be likely to show results that are high liver enzymes?

If you drink a moderate amount of alcohol (3) the day before bloodworm will you be likely to show results that are high liver enzymes?

Alcohol and liver: Yes you may. There is one liver enzyme in particular that is quite sensitive to alcohol, the ggtp. The 2 major other enzymes, the ast and the alt, are less sensitive to brief alcohol intake, but understand that 3 drinks is considered to be above normal. If you were taking in 3 drinks daily for a few days preceding the test, the results might well be elevated. ...Read more

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I quit alcohol and strted smoking weed one of my liver enzymes has risen a bit since while the other almost returned to normal should I be worried?

I quit alcohol and strted smoking weed one of my liver enzymes has risen a bit since while the other almost returned to normal should I be worried?

Abstain & repeat lab: Elevated liver enzymes simply means inflammation of the liver and is reflected by elevated liver function tests (AST and ALT) - it can be the result of many things - the most common in the US is from alcohol, but fatty liver, viral hepatitis (hepatitis b and hepatitis c), autoimmune hepatitis, and drug induced hepatitis can also cause this. Stay off alcohol and watch your diet, avoid tylenol (acetaminophen) ...Read more