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Why Do Liver Enzymes Go Up
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
If elevated (less than 2x normal) liver enzymes go down to normal range does it mean that damaging activity stopped? In Nash or ALD?
If u sober up and eat real healthy after knowing u have high liver enzymes can everything go back to normal?
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Both my n my boyfriends liver enzymes are elevated. I have barretts disease and fatty liver disease is it just coincidental both of ours are elevated or is something else going on with us?
Can acute hepititis be a sign of liver disease even if liver enzyme levels go back to near-normal?
Depends on cause: Almost all people recover completely from hep a, about 80% recover fully from hep b, only about 20% recover fully from hep c. Other causes of hepatitis, such as cmv, mono are usually transient. Alcoholic hepatitis and non-alocholic steatohepatitis can lead to permanent damage, . ...Read more
Yes: Elevated lfts with a predominant rise in alp is suggestive of damage or obstruction of the biliary tree (which disrupts the flow of bile out of the liver, called cholestasis). There are a number of conditions that can cause this, including a stone in the common bile duct (choledocholithiasis), cancer of the head of the pancreas, primary sclerosing cholangitis, primary biliary cirrhosis. ...Read more
My liver enzymes are high. An ultrasound was clear. Now I have to go to a GI. What can I expect and what could be causing this?
Many causes: There are many reasons your liver enzymes can be high. If it was a one time test, lab error is possible. Some people have a benign disorder where liver enzymes are elevated due to a genetic disposition, and if this is the only symptom nothing more needs to be done. A blood test will tell. Many viral infections can cause elevated liver enzymes, again, blood tests can given an answer to this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why do I have slightly elevated liver enzymes at times and not other times? Docs have looked for hep. And many other things. Going on 10 years.
Elevated LFTs: Without more details, it is hard to say. Levels that are no more than twice normal yield a different list of possibilities than if they are , say, 10x normal. Low elevations may be due to medications and/or supplements you take, metabolic conditions, or a long list of other causes. Inherited disorders are also possible. Consult a hepatologist. ...Read more
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