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High liver enzymes

I found out i have high liver enzymes.My blood test showed everything else to be good.I drink a beer or two maybe once or twice a week and don't feel that is the total cause so is it posible that it could be what i'm eating.I do eat alot of fatty foods due to the fact i'm a truck driver and eat out alot on the rd. If so could you let me know what not to eat that would raise my enzymes? I take blood pressure med.and pepcid for my stomach and asophigus.TheDr. didn't say this was the cause but i wonder.He said stay away from alcohol and aspirin ibprophin,tylenol etc. and that was all but i'm thinking on the food line even though my colesterol was excellent.Please help me if you can. Thankyou, George McFall
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Hi George..are you overweight?  This could cause the enzymes to elevate and also you may be like me.  A glass or two of wine here and there and my enzymes rise also.  So, I am cutting out my wine.  I have a total of 3 bottles 750 ml a year but my liver can't take it.  I have a family history of liver problems.  Also if you are using an antifungal of any type this jacks up your liver.
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High Liver enzymes means your liver is inflamed.  This is not good.  You will feel better if you avoid the alcohol, aspirin, tylenol and ibuprofen.  Cut out all hydrogenated fats.  This would include all fast food french fries, and many many packaged foods.  Read the labels of packaged foods. Even the Partially hydrogenated oils and fats are not good for your liver.  I hope this is helpful to you.  Good luck.

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HI...I recently went for a physical exam.  My liver enzymes were SGPT 73 and SGOT were 45.  Could it be the foods i'm eating??  I"m not overweight and I"m also a non-drinker.  I've been tested twice and the results were the same.  Help?? Thanks Daniel
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Your doctor should send you in for an ultrasound test of the abdomen.  They can usually tell from an ultrasound if you have whats called "Fatty liver".  There is a Review article in the April 2002 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.  It explains all about a disease called nonalcoholic steatohepatitis. This is a new disease that many doctors are not up to speed on.  It means you have fatty infiltration in your liver and it is causing inflamation (inflammation).  I hope this inforamation is helpful to you.  Good luck.
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hubby went in for routine check up...they found high liver enz.
& high fer. levels.

They did more blood work; he has hepC.  Did your doctor check for hepatitus (hepatitis)?  

Hubby has had hepc for years and did not know it.  He never did drugs and is still trying to figure out where he got it.

Ask to be tested. HepC ususally does not cause any symtoms (symptoms) for years, but does cause high liver enz.
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My husband's blood results showed very highly elevated liver enzymes.  He is a VERY heavy vodka drinker.  A few months later, the enzymes were normal even though he did not cut back on drinking.  I have heard that the normal readings could be a result of his liver being damaged beyond repair ... its inability to cleanse his system any longer. Does anyone know what these now normal readings could mean?
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My husband recently had his lipids checked - just for peace of mind, due to family heart history.  Anyway, the lab called him yesterday and said that his liver numbers came back at 315, and the normal is 0-40, so they had him in for an ultrasound this morning.  The technician said that she didn't see anything abnormal at all, so she ruled our hepatitis and cirrhosis, and said that it was probably due to his moderate, not high drinking habits, a high fat diet, and his prescription medication (Effexor).  They sent his blood work in for more tests, and they will be back Monday.  Do you think that we have anything else to worry about????  We are both so scared about the possibilities.  Some say this number is astronomical, and others say that it isn't too bad - it could be much higher.  Should we worry about cancer, or anything serious????
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