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What causes liver functions to be elevated when you are a healthy person who does not drink ect.?

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Dr. Frederick Shieh
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Many causes

The most common causes for elevated liver enzymes such as ast and alt in someone asymptomatic are drugs (many medications), chronic viral hepatitis, and fatty liver.
Early liver disease is often asymptomatic and symptoms only arise after many years.

In brief: Many causes

The most common causes for elevated liver enzymes such as ast and alt in someone asymptomatic are drugs (many medications), chronic viral hepatitis, and fatty liver.
Early liver disease is often asymptomatic and symptoms only arise after many years.
Dr. Frederick Shieh
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Garrett Caldwell
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: ALT/AST

Most commonly, in the person that doesnt drink, the alt/ast of the liver can be elevated from acetaminophen.
Frequent use of this drug can have some liver toxicity and cause the enzyme levels to increase. In general, those enzyme increase with hepatitis. Keep in mind, hepatitis does not have to be viral. It is simply a term to describe inflammation of the liver. Wishing you'all the best.

In brief: ALT/AST

Most commonly, in the person that doesnt drink, the alt/ast of the liver can be elevated from acetaminophen.
Frequent use of this drug can have some liver toxicity and cause the enzyme levels to increase. In general, those enzyme increase with hepatitis. Keep in mind, hepatitis does not have to be viral. It is simply a term to describe inflammation of the liver. Wishing you'all the best.
Garrett Caldwell
Garrett Caldwell
Answer assisted by Garrett Caldwell, Medical Student
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Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
THe most common reason among my patients is "Fatty Liver ' improved with weight loss
Dr. Hung Khong
Fatty infiltration of liver is also commonly associated with elevated liver function tests
Dr. Patricia Raymond
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Healthy elevated liv

Bunch of possibilities; could be fatty liver, hepatitis c, celiac disease, herbals/otc meds, etc etc etc.
See your gastroenterologist for some baseline labs and an ultrasound to try to ferret out the answer.

In brief: Healthy elevated liv

Bunch of possibilities; could be fatty liver, hepatitis c, celiac disease, herbals/otc meds, etc etc etc.
See your gastroenterologist for some baseline labs and an ultrasound to try to ferret out the answer.
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Multiple

From fatty liver to pre diabetes, elevated liver function tests in an otherwise healthy individual is not an uncommon finding on routine labs.
Please sit with your doctor and review these things.

In brief: Multiple

From fatty liver to pre diabetes, elevated liver function tests in an otherwise healthy individual is not an uncommon finding on routine labs.
Please sit with your doctor and review these things.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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