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Old 01-08-2013, 01:46 AM   #1
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Elevated liver enzyme

Is a liver enzyme ALT of 56 bad?

i read that elevated liver enzymes can be due to a heart problem as well would that raise ALT?

or is it more likely i have a fatty liver...there are so many things i read and no real answer would it be higher than that if i had a heart problem or some sort of perm damage to my liver?

 
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:33 AM   #2
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Re: Elevated liver enzyme

so then what sort of Herbs should I try?.. I don't understand sorry.

I have already started a better diet mostly vegetables and fruits i have stopped drinking other stuff it is now only tea and water.

I can say that i am truly starting to feel better as well and sleeping better but i still wanna try to do all that i can to prevent anything from progressing.

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Re: Elevated liver enzyme

You can't diagnose anything specific just on liver enzymes because there are a number of different things that can elevate them, so they're more of an indication that something is going and even the ratios between the different enzymes will vary depending on the cause. But with alt, you first want to eliminate the common causes, which are basically excess alcohol consumption, high fat diet and high cholesterol levels, medications that are processed by the liver. Your alt is slightly elevated so it would be more of an indication that the liver is under stress. Is your GGT elevated aswell?

 
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You can't diagnose anything specific just on liver enzymes because there are a number of different things that can elevate them, so they're more of an indication that something is going and even the ratios between the different enzymes will vary depending on the cause. But with alt, you first want to eliminate the common causes, which are basically excess alcohol consumption, high fat diet and high cholesterol levels, medications that are processed by the liver. Your alt is slightly elevated so it would be more of an indication that the liver is under stress. Is your GGT elevated aswell?
no just ALT my HDL cholestrol was too low he said i think it was 33 my LDL was fine.

my glucose was 1 point over as well it was suppose to have a max range of like 99 and it was 100.

other than that he says my heart/lung sound fine but wants to get an EKG just incase but i can't afford it at the moment due to no insurance my kidneys are also fine.

He wants me to test again in 3 months but he did give me lisinopril-hctz for high blood pressure of which i take a potassium pill as well because i had swelling in my legs which is now controlled my average reading i am sending to him soon as he requested

Jan 3rd - 119/78 P 86 @ 2:00 PM
Jan 4th - 129/73 P 75 @ 9:00 PM
Jan 5th - 108/68 P 80 @ 8:07 PM
Jan 6th - 116/68 P 82 @ 3:48 PM
Jan 7th - 119/82 P 98 @ 1:21 PM
Jan 8th - 114/71 P 89 @ 2:48 PM

i had started lisinopril-hctz with the potassium a month before the blood test. the test was on December 14th.

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Re: Elevated liver enzyme

what about alcohol? do you drink regularly?

 
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what about alcohol? do you drink regularly?
no i don't drink at all never have nor smoke i mean i have tried it in the past but it never became a habbit.

 
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Re: Elevated liver enzyme

did your doc check your triglycerides when he did the chol tests? what were they like?

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did your doc check your triglycerides when he did the chol tests? what were they like?
nothing else was out of range but i had started a pretty strict diet a month before so they could have been diff before then I'm not sure.

He showed me the results and only 3 were highlighted which were glucose, hdl, and ALT

other than that everything else has normal readings.

the two tests he had ordered was a comp metabolic panel and a lipid panel i think.

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Re: Elevated liver enzyme

ok, so it's not alcohol or meds or chol. The only other suggestion I can make is if you have been eating a high fat and or high processed carb diet in the past that can elevate your alt, also if you are quite overweight, but if you have recently started eating healthier it wouldn't necessarily have come back down yet. I would keep up with the diet and get it retested in a few months to see if it comes down.

the glucose reading is interesting because normally if you have high glucose, even borderline, you'd expect your trigs to be elevated.

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Old 01-08-2013, 12:14 PM   #10
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ok, so it's not alcohol or meds or chol. The only other suggestion I can make is if you have been eating a high fat and or high processed carb diet in the past that can elevate your alt, also if you are quite overweight, but if you have recently started eating healthier it wouldn't necessarily have come back down yet. I would keep up with the diet and get it retested in a few months to see if it comes down.

the glucose reading is interesting because normally if you have high glucose, even borderline, you'd expect your trigs to be elevated.
Alright thanks i guess time will tell i am feeling a lot better so maybe the diet is working heh.

 
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