yes but the cause can be many, mainly drugs of any type, alcool and fat food/not fresh food, being overweight are the most common to make hepatitis and liver damage.an ultrasound can also detect if you have fatty liver which makes hepatitis
there are also many other reasons but less common and last viral infections like: hbv, hcv, hav,hev and many other viruses as many as the whole alphabet.of these viruses only hcv becomes cronic in adults but hcv is transmitted only by blood
I ask this because also i have AST biger then ALT (http://www.medhelp.org/posts/Hepatitis-B/My-result/show/1568816?personal_page_id=2249050) and no doctor say to me that this will be abnormal, even if the results was saw by couple of doctors.
[When greater than 2.0, it is more likely to be associated with alcoholic hepatitis or hepatocellular carcinoma
When less than 1.0, it is more likely to be associated with viral hepatitis
The ratio is less useful in scenarios where the liver enzymes are not elevated, or where multiple conditions co-exist.] Wikipedia.
AST is similar to alanine transaminase (ALT) in that both enzymes are associated with liver parenchymal cells. The difference is that ALT is found predominantly in the liver, with clinically negligible quantities found in the kidneys, heart, and skeletal muscle, while AST is found in the liver, heart (cardiac muscle), skeletal muscle, kidneys, brain, and red blood cells. As a result, ALT is a more specific indicator of liver inflammation than AST, as AST may be elevated also in diseases affecting other organs, such as myocardial infarction, acute pancreatitis, acute hemolytic anemia, severe burns, acute renal disease, musculoskeletal diseases, and trauma.
ALT is very specific to liver, that is when liver cells die, they release ALT, AST. AST is not specific to liver,e.g. when you exercise strongly and some muscle cells die, they release AST, but no ALT.
you have to measure bmi and weist, and the second is more important.29 is too much, after 28 even fibroscan doesn t work properly or fails, it can easily be the reason
consider that i had fatty liver at bmi 25-26 and weist>104cm, now i am bmi 21 and weist about 90cm or little less maybe
abdominal fat deposits are linked to fibrosis biuld up and liver damage, this happens even with perfectly normal ast alt.d3 and bitter melon can help decrease insulin resistance which is the base for abdominal fat
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