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Old 09-17-2012, 05:33 AM   #1
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Elevated AST, ALT, CK and Blood Pressure

Hi All,

I'm trying to figure out what is wrong with me. I am 26 and have a few health issues I am trying to fix.

For the last few years I have had elevated liver enzymes, 4-5 normal range. Have done every test under the sun, besides a liver biopsy which I won't agree to. Everything else comes back OK.

More recently had done muscle enzyme tests and have come back with elevated CK enzymes in the 2000 range, with normal being under 200 or 100 I believe. I don't feel bad and can lift weights etc without any problems. I didn't do any weight lifting before the tests

And about 1 year ago I have found out I have slightly high blood pressure, 142/87. at this stage I'm not taking any medications, trying to fix myself with natural remedies.

Are there any links to these three conditions? I'm baffled and so are my doctors and specialists. They keep pushing for liver and muscle biopsys but there is no guarantee this will result in a diagnosis.

Any ideas?


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Old 09-27-2012, 02:47 AM   #2
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Re: Elevated AST, ALT, CK and Blood Pressure

Just thought I would bump this quickly to see if anyone has any ideas?

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Old 09-27-2012, 05:07 PM   #3
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Re: Elevated AST, ALT, CK and Blood Pressure

Hi Slody... Sorry no one seems to have anything to say about your symptoms.

Do the doc's ever mention any possible or plausible conditions they feel a biopsy might reveal?

Here's a shot in the dark... You say you've had a lot of tests done. Have they ever checked your "ferritin" (stored iron) levels? Hemochromatosis is a hereditary iron overload disorder that frequently gets misdiagnosed for many years before someone looks at stored iron.

It results in liver inflammation and high enzymes, can cause high blood pressure, and is also associated with "sarcopenia" or muscle wasting syndrome. If you're young and working out, you may not notice actual wasting of the muscles as you could be rebuilding them as they break down and simply have a high cell turnover causing your high CK.

Doctors may do other iron tests without actually testing for stored iron and can miss the diagnosis this way. The upper limit for the normal range for ferritin is also set rather high for males @ around 300, but many feel ferritin over 150 or even 100 is higher than optimal and can possibly cause symptoms.

Go over your labs and see if you can find anything for ferritin and read up a bit on hemochromatosis. This may be a long shot, but I would want to rule this out before I started getting liver biopsy's, or simply living with enzymes that high.

Best of Luck to you, and keep us posted on anything you learn about this mystery condition of yours.

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