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

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  • christophercoronadochristophercoronado Member Posts: 29 Member Member Posts: 29 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!!

    Appreciate it and definitely will share once I find out. I have goals that I want to reach but have to take care of my health.
  • christophercoronadochristophercoronado Member Posts: 29 Member Member Posts: 29 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.

    Honestly I try avoiding the hospitals and doctors. This was my first blood work . So I may be suffering from alot of things but it took me not functioning right to finally see the doctor. On the hands part I do use then alot and work 6 days out of the week. I guess I never allow myself to rest. So Finally I was given days off and my hands just started doing all of it
  • christophercoronadochristophercoronado Member Posts: 29 Member Member Posts: 29 Member
    PKM0515 wrote: »
    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.)

    Yes I will keep you updated, yes I mentioned about feeling weak and tired. That what lead to the blood test. I was at work when they called with results but I didn't get to answer it. They left a voice message. Tomorrow I'm going to call to have a full understanding.
  • christophercoronadochristophercoronado Member Posts: 29 Member Member Posts: 29 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.

    Yes , on the 3 day off that was given to me I slept literally all day. I had no energy to get up and I should be well rested. I never done blood work till last Tuesday.
  • christophercoronadochristophercoronado Member Posts: 29 Member Member Posts: 29 Member
    Regarding your liver enzymes it is impossible for anyone on here to give an opinion - a health care professional needs to look at you, your medical history, your medication and your lifestyle and also to look at previous readings... so yes, go back to your doctor and ask them and good luck x

    Very true, I want to be more active on health wise and does feel good that I have everyone here. I will find out more during the week and hopefully I can get back on track. I did lose weight so I was doing good until I hit this phase.
  • christophercoronadochristophercoronado Member Posts: 29 Member Member Posts: 29 Member
    cwolfman13 wrote: »
    I think further discussions with your Dr. and possibly a referral to a specialist is in order. I don't think the elevated liver enzymes would have anything to do with your hands, but it could be related to your fatigue.

    Elevated liver enzymes are usually an indication of some kind of damage being done. Nobody but you and your Dr. can really determine why...but generally, it's either non-alcohol fatty liver or alcohol induced. Do you drink? My liver enzymes were slightly elevated when I had my annual exam last year which was a result of my drinking that went kinda out of control in 2020 with stay at home pandemic orders. I quit full stop for 90 days and my liver enzymes returned to completely normal.

    I do drink on special occasions but that is rarely. I did drink alot threw out the years and don't know if that what caught up to me. I don't make time for myself and will admit I've avoided doctors for years.. honestly it could be two separate things going on me but both throwing me off balance. I should find out more as the week comes and definitely will share it with you all.
  • tu_domi2002tu_domi2002 Member, Premium Posts: 1 Member Member, Premium Posts: 1 Member
    I had high readings and healed my liver by cutting out everything high in sugar. If you consume too much sugar (sodas, energy drinks), the liver will metabolize sugar into fat, and you end up with too much fat in the liver which causes inflammation in the liver, which in time damages the liver. Yes, usually overweight people get nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, but you can still get it if you are skinny, in that case you probably eat small meals/skip meals but they are high in added sugars or you drink sugary drinks in place of eating. Additionally, excess sugar creates inflammation in a body in general which screwes up immune response and makes it more likely for the body to start attacking itself (such as asthma, arthritis). Ditch energy drinks and switch to black coffee, which actually helps liver to get rid of its fat. Google anti-inflammatory diet and follow its recommendations. This is all what I did and it worked! Good luck!
  • MikePfirrmanMikePfirrman Member Posts: 2,561 Member Member Posts: 2,561 Member
    Astaxanthin is a cheap and safe supplement for most. It can really help liver enzyme numbers. There's been quite a few studies on it, but most don't hear about it. I honestly think nearly anyone that takes prescription pills should take a small dose of astaxanthin. But you need to understand what's behind the numbers.

    I'd personally, if you can afford it, see a "Functional" doctor. That's a Holistic doc with an MD. Unfortunately, most aren't covered by insurance in the US. That's why our medical system is broken. We should find out what's behind symptoms, not give pills to cover up symptoms.

    A good functional doc will recommend several tests and figure out what's behind how you feel.
  • PKM0515PKM0515 Member Posts: 2,176 Member Member Posts: 2,176 Member
  • cwolfman13cwolfman13 Member Posts: 39,282 Member Member Posts: 39,282 Member
    cwolfman13 wrote: »
    I think further discussions with your Dr. and possibly a referral to a specialist is in order. I don't think the elevated liver enzymes would have anything to do with your hands, but it could be related to your fatigue.

    Elevated liver enzymes are usually an indication of some kind of damage being done. Nobody but you and your Dr. can really determine why...but generally, it's either non-alcohol fatty liver or alcohol induced. Do you drink? My liver enzymes were slightly elevated when I had my annual exam last year which was a result of my drinking that went kinda out of control in 2020 with stay at home pandemic orders. I quit full stop for 90 days and my liver enzymes returned to completely normal.

    I do drink on special occasions but that is rarely. I did drink alot threw out the years and don't know if that what caught up to me. I don't make time for myself and will admit I've avoided doctors for years.. honestly it could be two separate things going on me but both throwing me off balance. I should find out more as the week comes and definitely will share it with you all.

    If you only drink rarely, even if you drank more before, it's likely not alcohol related...not impossible, but not likely. The liver is amazing at healing itself.

    It also could very well be a one off...it's a very sensitive test. My Dr. wasn't initially very concerned, but had me tested another few times namely because he was wanting to put me on a medication that could mess with my liver. By my 3rd test (these were all 2-4 weeks apart) and my history with alcohol, he was pretty convinced that was it and when I stopped and everything returned to normal, that was pretty much the clincher.
  • mrykyldy2mrykyldy2 Member Posts: 96 Member Member Posts: 96 Member
    tsazani wrote: »
    Most likely you have NAFLD (non-alcoholic fatty liver disease). Anyone who is overweight to T2D has it to some degree or another.

    Your doc will recheck them soon. That's why he's not too excited sbout it.

    Just because he may or may not have a fatty liver has no bearing on his enzymes being abnormal. I have fatty liver disease and my liver enzymes are in normal ranges. Do NOT assume on such little info.
  • abarocioabarocio Member Posts: 5 Member Member Posts: 5 Member
    From what I have read so far, I agree that an accurate diagnosis needs to be made so you need to follow up with your doctor. Make sure you are eating enough if you are trying to build muscle. I have read that for muscle building, you need to eat 15% more calories. Don't forget about hydration. Sometimes not drinking enough water can make you feel lousy.

    Good luck
  • nasr25nasr25 Member Posts: 179 Member Member Posts: 179 Member
    Yeah I had raised liver enzymes as well. Exhausted no matter how much I slept or how much caffeine I drank. Turned out I had NAFLD but that doesn’t mean it’s the same for you. You need to ask your doctor for an explanation. It can be a number of things and you don’t want to ignore this.
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