Digestive Disorders / Gastroenterology Expert Forum
Liver enzymes and iron blood levels
About This Forum:

This is a place to ask questions about digestive problems and receive a personal answer from a highly qualified doctor. You will also find support from other members who share your interest in digestive disorders. Digestive Disorders include: Anal and Rectal problems, Barrett’s Esophagus, Bleeding in the Stomach and Digestive Tract, Constipation, Crohn’s Disease, Gastritis, GERD, Heartburn, Proctitis, Short Bowel Syndrome, Ulcers, Whipple’s Disease, Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome (and many more).

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
This expert forum is not accepting new questions. Please post your question in one of our medical support communities.
Blank Blank

Liver enzymes and iron blood levels

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,

Iron level - 116
Binding Capacity - 256
% Satin - 45
Ferritin - 369

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.

Thank you.
Mark

I would appreciate your suggestions
Related Discussions
233190_tn?1278553401
I agree with the testing thus far.  

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.

This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice - the information presented is for patients education only. Please see your personal physician for further evaluation of your individual case.

Kevin, M.D.
www.kevinmd.com
Blank
Continue discussion Blank
This Forum's Experts
351246_tn?1379685732
Dr. Kokil MathurBlank
Consultant
,
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
5 hrs ago by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating Control: How to St...
Aug 28 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank