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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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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 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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