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My doctor said my liver enzymes slightly high. What exactly does that mean?

christophercoronadochristophercoronado Member Posts: 29 Member Member Posts: 29 Member
Tuesday I went to the doctor because I've been having issues with my hands. Number, pain and cramping. My thumb goes inward . The past months I've literally feel weak. I try drinking an energy drink just to get me a boost but nothing. I do take multivitamin and also b12. That doesn't help me. I even try the thrive product that has all the vitamins which still doesn't help me. I can sleep and sleep and still feel week. I'm having a hard time at work because of it.
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  • nooshi713nooshi713 Member Posts: 4,477 Member Member Posts: 4,477 Member
    You should ask your doctor.
    edited June 5
  • VegjoyPVegjoyP Member Posts: 1,665 Member Member Posts: 1,665 Member
    You may want to consider a rheumatologist. It can be any number of things and a rheumatologist would likely have much more knowledge with these types of symptoms. Plus they are able to provide lab tests and key questions to help diagnose. I had symptoms for years and years. I went to a doctor who said I had indications for autoimmune and Lupus, my rheumatologist confirmed and also has been able to help with a multitude of things most doctors do not know about.
  • saramelie77saramelie77 Member Posts: 47 Member Member Posts: 47 Member
    I have elevated liver enzymes, and not one of those symptoms. I doubt it's related. I would also be looking at this from a neurologic point of view. Go back to the md, or ask for a new one. You deserve answers/testing!!
  • wi1234567890wi1234567890 Member Posts: 43 Member Member Posts: 43 Member
    I don’t know about your liver enzymes but your other symptoms with your hands are similar to mine when I had a calcium deficiency.
  • PKM0515PKM0515 Member Posts: 2,187 Member Member Posts: 2,187 Member
    Definitely pursue this (tiredness, numbness, etc.) with your doctor and keep us up-to-date. Hope you get some answers soon!

    P.S. When you went to the doctor on Tuesday about your hands, did you tell him how weak and tired you've been feeling? (Also, ask him to explain the elevated liver enzymes.)
    edited June 5
  • BeautyofdreamsBeautyofdreams Member Posts: 683 Member Member Posts: 683 Member
    Get back to the doctor and have some further tests run. When I became diabetic at 26, I started sleeping more and more until I was sleeping when I wasn't working. I had no other symptoms. Went to the doctor, and a blood test confirmed that I was diabetic.
    Hope you find an answer soon. Take care.
  • SnifterPugSnifterPug Member Posts: 633 Member Member Posts: 633 Member
    Adding my voice to the chorus of people asking you to raise this with your doctor.

    On the subject of raised liver enzymes - it is worth knowing that strength training can raise some levels.

    https://www.scirp.org/journal/paperinformation.aspx?paperid=82862
  • ninerbuffninerbuff Member, Greeter Posts: 45,210 Member Member, Greeter Posts: 45,210 Member
    There are so many different things that could be at play. From Cirrosous to just too much caffeine consumption. Consult with your doctor to find out.

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  • watts6151watts6151 Member, Premium Posts: 816 Member Member, Premium Posts: 816 Member
    Personally I’ve never seen a lifters livers valves in range unless they have taken at least a week off the gym, definitely go back to your doctor and have them explain what is elevated. Personally I’d ask for a full blood work up as a start
  • kshama2001kshama2001 Member Posts: 24,083 Member Member Posts: 24,083 Member
    I had fatigue and elevated liver enzymes due to having the tick-borne illness Anaplasmosis, which is similar to Lyme disease. My doctor got the elevated liver enzyme result in about an hour, but I didn't get the actual Anaplasmosis results for almost a week.

    We were fairly confident it was one of the tick-borne illnesses and I was given antibiotics before I left. I started feeling better after two doses. Well, I also had IV fluids and some other stuff while still in Urgent Care.

    My experience likely has absolutely nothing to do with yours - discuss with your doctor.
  • lorrpblorrpb Member Posts: 11,460 Member Member Posts: 11,460 Member
    If your doctor said your liver enzymes are high, you need to ask them what that means and if it’s of concern. I don’t think it’s uncommon for someone to have elevated liver enzymes but not of great concern as a one time reading. Your doctor might follow the trend over time, then decide whether additional testing or treatment is needed.
  • christophercoronadochristophercoronado Member Posts: 29 Member Member Posts: 29 Member
    Did you ask your doctor?

    Unfortunately not yet , I missed the call on Friday but tried calling back. Tomorrow I should know and definitely will share it with you
  • christophercoronadochristophercoronado Member Posts: 29 Member Member Posts: 29 Member
    hipari wrote: »
    Talk to your doctor about this. If they refuse to explain, find a different healthcare provider if possible.

    Since we are on a calorie counting website, I just want to make sure: are you eating enough? All the energy drinks and vitamins in the world can’t replace good old-fashioned calories. With that amount of exhaustion and weakness, amp it up and eat at maintenance until the situation clears up. Just mentioning this in case you’re actively trying to lose weight currently.

    Still, talk to your doctor.

    Honestly, You might be very right because I don't eat in the mornings because I just don't have an appetite. Lunch I usually grab something on the go which common sense is bad diet. Dinner can be something as simple as a snack .
  • christophercoronadochristophercoronado Member Posts: 29 Member Member Posts: 29 Member
    VegjoyP wrote: »
    You may want to consider a rheumatologist. It can be any number of things and a rheumatologist would likely have much more knowledge with these types of symptoms. Plus they are able to provide lab tests and key questions to help diagnose. I had symptoms for years and years. I went to a doctor who said I had indications for autoimmune and Lupus, my rheumatologist confirmed and also has been able to help with a multitude of things most doctors do not know about.

    I will definitely keep that in mind because how I describe how I'm feeling does effect the way I work and also because of it I haven't worked out .
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