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Question to hepatologist: can we use l carnitine, vitamin e, selenium, or milk thistle to treat idiopathic chronic ALT of 150 and AST 60 totally idiop?

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Dr. David Drewitz
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: No...

Elevated lfts are most commonly associated with fatty liver disease.
If you have had a comprehensive negative work-up other causative considerations include side effects of medications and supplements you may be taking. The supplements you mention have theoretical health benefits from their anti-oxidant properties but to my knowledge there is no data to support their use in this circumstance.

In brief: No...

Elevated lfts are most commonly associated with fatty liver disease.
If you have had a comprehensive negative work-up other causative considerations include side effects of medications and supplements you may be taking. The supplements you mention have theoretical health benefits from their anti-oxidant properties but to my knowledge there is no data to support their use in this circumstance.
Dr. David Drewitz
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Drewitz is correct. What you really want to do is get back into that heavy-duty fitness-focused lifestyle. You'll make friends, feel and look great, and probably drop those LFT's.
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine

In brief: Yes

All are harmless but good therapeutically.

In brief: Yes

All are harmless but good therapeutically.
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
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