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Are you worried about your Elevated Liver Enzymes?

What causes Elevated Liver Enzymes?

Abnormal liver enzyme levels will show up in a blood test. Common causes vary from excessive alcohol consumption and obesity to hepatitis and even heart failure. Symptoms include fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, dark urine, yellow skin around the eyes (jaundice) and a light-coloured stool.

What can you do at home?

Steps you can take to keep your liver healthy include:

  • Lessen your alcohol intake
  • Maintain a healthy balanced diet
  • Get a Hepatitis A and B vaccine
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Exercise regularly
  • Manage blood sugar if you have diabetes
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You should also seek further medical attention if you experience any of the following:

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms for an extended period of time, if they are causing you pain, discomfort, or stress, or if you have a family history of liver disease, visit your doctor for a full examination:

 

  • Pain in the abdomen
  • Your urine is a dark colour
  • No appetite
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Exhaustion / Fatigue
  • Yellow skin around your eyes (jaundice)
  • Light-coloured stool
  • Weight Loss
Are you worried about your Elevated Liver Enzymes?

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Possible Causes and Related Conditions
  • Alcoholic hepatitis (severe liver inflammation caused by excessive alcohol consumption)
  • Autoimmune hepatitis (liver inflammation caused by an autoimmune disorder)
  • Celiac disease (small intestine damage caused by gluten)
  • Certain prescription medications
  • Epstein-Barr virus
  • Hemochromatosis (too much iron stored in your body)
  • Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
  • Over-the-counter pain medications
  • Sepsis (an overwhelming bloodstream infection that uses up neutrophils faster than they can be produced)
  • Toxic hepatitis (liver inflammation caused by drugs or toxins)
  • Wilson's disease (too much copper stored in your body)