In a recent annual exam, I was told that two of my liver enzyme levels were slightly elevated. This is consistent with last years exam. This year we took it a little farther and tested for Hepatitas which was negative. I then had an Ultrasound and blood iron level tests.
The iron levels came back at the following levels,
Ultrasound test results were good with no abnormalities in any organs viewed. Small kidney stone found left kidney.
I have read up on this a little and was considering giving blood as a remedy. I have no symptoms of any problems (stomach pain, stool color, joint pain, fatigue, sex drive, etc.). These I believe are normal. I do not drink alcohol, red meat once a week. I prefer to eat and do eat green vegatables, potatoes, tomatoes, chicken fish and pork. I take no additional vitamins except once in a while fish oil. My parents are both living without complications, 85 and 75 years old.
I would appreciate your thoughts and ideas to if this needs attention other than giving blood.
An elevated ferritin level can be indicative of hemochromatosis, which should be evaluated further if suspected.
The imaging studies of the liver as well as hepatitis tests would exclude many of the major causes of elevated liver enzymes.
Further blood tests to exclude hemochromatosis should be discussed with your personal physician if this avenue is suspected.
Followup with your personal physician is essential.
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