My sister-in-law has elevated liver enzymes, 99 and her cholesterol is 239. Is this related in any way? Should she be concerned? Does smoking have any affect on these elevated numbers? She does take seizure medications. She also takes a lot of Tylenol. Is the tylenol the only thing she can take with the seizure medications? I have heard that Tylenol can have adverse affects on the liver.
High liver enzymes and high cholesterol can be related in patients with fatty liver. This condition can be corrected with a proper diet. Yet, high enzymes and cholesterol may be also not related at all. Check on the net for fatty liver. You will find a lot of information. A good procedure to check it out is a US (Ultra Sound), though in some cases it may appear normal. Myself, for instance, I always had high liver enzymes and a cholesterol level on the upper limits of normal. It seems now, after extensive lab work, that the two things are not related. I can reduce cholesterol with some diet but the liver enzymes remain high. Some analysis showed I accumulate iron on my body, a rare genetic disease called hemochromatosis. The high liver enzymes come from the fact that my liver is being "poisoned" with the iron.
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