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My ALT and AST levels spiked to 254/111, in july 2011. They've slowly dropped, to 152/74 in nov, and just today to 80/40. What might be the cause?
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Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
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In brief: A number of causes
Elevated liver enzymes can be caused by excess fat (obesity), medications, herbal supplements, autoimmune disease, viral infections, alcohol to name a few.
The fact that your enzymes are improving is a good sign. You can help prevent any worsnening by avoiding alcohol, minimizing tylenol (acetaminophen) use etc. When in doubt always check with your doctor about any medications or supplements.

In brief: A number of causes
Elevated liver enzymes can be caused by excess fat (obesity), medications, herbal supplements, autoimmune disease, viral infections, alcohol to name a few.
The fact that your enzymes are improving is a good sign. You can help prevent any worsnening by avoiding alcohol, minimizing tylenol (acetaminophen) use etc. When in doubt always check with your doctor about any medications or supplements.
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Find the cause. If this had happened to me, even if my numbers were better I'd ask to be checked for hepatitis B, hepatitis C, hemochromatosis, Wilson's, and autoimmune hepatitis. I'd throw away any "magic Chinese herbs" as well -- they're often not what they say, but are liver poisons instead. Some folks find their liver enzymes & other markers of ill-health greatly improved by getting seriously into aerobic fitness. Glad you're asking these questions -- stay proactive.
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