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Why do I have high levels of liver enzymes after dengue?

Why do I have high levels of liver enzymes after dengue?

Inflammation: Dengue fever and other viral infections may cause liver inflammation and increase liver enzymes. Talk with your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Jerome Zacks
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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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How do I determine if I have elevated liver enzymes?

How do I determine if I have elevated liver enzymes?

Simple blood work: Simple blood work- i.e. Liver function test- can tell you if your liver enzymes are elevated or not. Talk to your doctor in detail. ...Read more

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What can I do for high liver enzymes?

What can I do for high liver enzymes?

See doctor: If you have high liver enzymes and more importantly if it is persistent, you need to see a physician for further evaluation and testing. ...Read more

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Why are my liver function lvls so high if i don't have heptitis or fatty liver?

Why are my liver function lvls so high if i don't have heptitis or fatty liver?

Liver injury from an: Anything that damages the liver can cause abnormal liver functions.Besides viral hepatitis, excessive alcohol use can cause hepatitis...So can many different drugs like the statins used to lower cholestetrol.Then there are rare diseases like excessof iron storage from hemochromatosis and some enzyme deficiencies ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I have elevated liver enzymes, what is too high?

What do you recommend if I have elevated liver enzymes, what is too high?

Don't Rx a lab: Elevated liver enzymes are a warning of life-threatening disease that must be ruled out. If you're drinking a lot, it may be your warning to stop. You may be taking a medication that's wrong for you. You may have smoldering hepatitis B / C / hemochromatosis / Wilson's / autoimmune hepatitis and Rx will save your life. You may just need to exercise more. ...Read more

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What does elevated liver enzymes mean if I have gallstones?

What does elevated liver enzymes mean if I have gallstones?

Depends: I do not know which liver functions are elevated. Sometimes gallstones can cause elevated liver tests. Stones in the bule duct can cause yellow jaundice. Sometimes the liver tests are elevated from fatty liver or medications or a viral illness & not related to gallstones. Your doctor needs to review the results with you. ...Read more

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Why am i nauseous with high liver enzymes and diabetes?

Why am i nauseous with high liver enzymes and diabetes?

See your doctor: Nausea could be symptom of uncontrolled dm or liver diease. Often people who are overweight and have diabetes will develop fatty liver which causes high liver enzymes but hepatitis and other diseases should be ruled out also. ...Read more

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What to do if I have high AST & ALT liver enzyme results?

What to do if I have high AST & ALT liver enzyme results?

Depends on cause: If you drink alcohol, stop completely and entirely. Other causes of elevated liver enzymes are hepatitis, drug reactions, heart failure and auto-immune disorders. Please consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Why do I have such high cholesterol?

Why do I have such high cholesterol?

Genetics, I bet: Despite all the talk about controlling coronary risk factors through lifestyle, most (but by no means all) of your basic cholesterol picture is determined by your genes. Deal with what you've got. Eat sensibly and exercise. If this isn't enough, accept medication. ...Read more

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Why do I have high levels of liver enzymes after the flu and fevers?

Liver working: Liver cells can be infected by viruses, resulting in the death of these cells and the subsequent leakage of liver enzymes. Alternatively, liver cells produce proteins needed to fight infections, including c-reactive protein and a sedimentation rate. ...Read more

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How do I no if I have gallstones and what causes it? Would this make my liver enzymes elevated?

How do I no if I have gallstones and what causes it? Would this make  my liver enzymes elevated?

See Dr & get U/S : Ultrasound rapidly identifies most persons with gallstones. Ct or functional imaging (hida / mrcp) can id others. Some people retain 'sludge' in their gb, and this eventually starts crystalizing / stone formation. Concern being obstruction of outflow / infection / pain. Ask your dr or a surgeon. ...Read more

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Hi I have elevated ALT 96 and GGT 68... AST and everything else is normal... I do not drink and smoke occasionally. Do I need to worry?

Hi I have elevated ALT 96 and GGT 68... AST and everything else is normal... I do not drink and smoke occasionally. Do I need to worry?

Hepatitis: Can be chemical.....couple Tylanol will do it, infection Hep A, other hepatotoxic meds....statins can do it, certain food...mushroom can, gall bladder disease.....stones, alcohol can do it. See PMD. ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I have elevated ALT and cholesterol levels?

Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
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What do you recommend if I have elevated ALT and cholesterol levels?

How high is high?: Review your results w/your family doc or whoever ordered your tests. If you're overweight/obese or are apple-shaped w/waist greater than 35" in women & 40" in men, fatty liver could explain high ALT. Excess alcohol could too. And acetaminophen (Tylenol). If it's really high, greater than 3x upper limit of normal, then perhaps viral infection. Figure out & treat high ALT then focus on cholesterol. ...Read more

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I found out I have intermittent elevated liver enzymes, what would you recommend?

Work it up: If they stay down when you're off all meds, the cause may simply be sensitive to something as simple as iboprofen. I trust you're not abusing alcohol -- that's dangerous and not much fun really. You may get checked for Wilson's, hepatitis B & C, autoimmune hepatitis, and hemochromatosis. This may just be your body's way of asking for more exercise. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have elevated ESR and cholestrol levels?

What should I do if I have elevated ESR and cholestrol levels?

Depends: It's rare that a doc can recommend meds for an asymptomatic patient in good conscience, but dpeending on your other conditions and your overall heart risk, you may be a candidate for a cholesterol med like Lipitor (atorvastatin) or Crestor (statins) which decreases both the cholesterol level itself and the marker of inflammation (the esr). Nothing's free, financially or otherwise so work with your doc to choose. ...Read more

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I am 18 years old and have been having very high liver enzymes and abnormal blood chemistry. I already have loads of anxiety so do you think i'll die?

I am 18 years old and have been having very high liver enzymes and abnormal blood chemistry. I already have loads of anxiety so do you think i'll die?

You need help...: Unfortunately, you haven't told us how high or which liver enzymes are involved, or for what duration, nor what liver disease you may have. We're happy to help, but need more information. Your anxiety is appropriate, but you should address your concerns to your personal physician(s) who is(are) treating you & know you best. Of course, please avoid alcohol & other liver toxic agents. Good luck. ...Read more

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What to do if I have fatty liver with normal liver functions?

What to do if I have fatty liver with normal liver functions?

See your doctor.: Reduce your total cholesterol level. Reach a healthy weight. If you need to lose weight, be sure to do so slowly (no more than 1 to 2 pounds a week).Quick weight loss from crash diets, surgery, or medicine increases inflammation and scarring in your liver. Control diabetes and metabolic syndrome Stop or cut back on drinking alcohol. Exercise regularly. See your PCP for a plan for the above. ...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