How can liver enzymes be lowered?


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To lower liver enzymes, maintain a healthy weight, eat a nutritional, low-glycemic, high-fiber diet; exercise daily, avoid alcohol and unnecessary medications, minimize exposures to chemicals and toxins, increase intake of antioxidant-rich foods, take probiotics or other supplements containing healthy live bacteria and take supplements that support liver function and the liver's ability to metabolize fat, as stated by Liver Support. High concentration of liver enzymes is a strong indication of liver damage. Blood tests are most effective in testing the concentration of liver enzymes that are present in the body.

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Most medical tests detect the concentration levels for aspartate aminotransferase (AST) or alanine aminotransferase (ALT). Healthy individuals should have readings of 5 to 40 units of AST per liter of serum and 7 to 56 units of ALT per liter of serum.

High concentrations of liver enzymes result in a condition known as fatty liver. Approximately 90 to 100 percent of the 15 million alcoholics in the U.S. have been diagnosed with some level of fatty liver. Unfortunately, fatty liver, or high concentration of liver enzymes, do not discriminate and can affect many other individuals as well. Approximately 25 to 33 percent of Americans are diagnosed with some degree of non-alcoholic fatty liver.

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