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Elevated liver enzymes occur when there is damage or inflammation on the liver. The damage causes the liver cells to produce a higher amount of certain chemicals, which are deposited into the bloodstream. The liver enzym... More »

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An ultrasound may be requested by a physician to determine the underlying cause of elevated levels of liver enzymes such as alanine transaminase, or ALT, and aspartate transaminase, or AST, according to American Family P... More »

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The most common causes of elevated liver enzymes are certain prescription medications, including statins; alcohol consumption; heart failure; hepatitis A, B and C; and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, according to Mayo ... More »

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High liver enzymes can indicate damage to liver cells or inflammation. The damaged cells leak elevated amounts of liver enzymes into the bloodstream, states Mayo Clinic. Typically, enzymes are elevated for just a short p... More »

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High liver enzymes could mean that there is damage or inflammation in the cells of the liver. The elevation can be acute, meaning a sudden injury to the cells, or chronic, indicating there is continuous damage to the liv... More »

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Hepatic parenchymal disease is damage to the functional cells of the liver, according to HealthTap. Liver diseases can be divided into those affecting the biliary ducts and those affecting the functional cells of the org... More »

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Scarring or damage to the liver as a result of hepatitis B or C, cirrhosis or a history of excessive alcohol consumption may cause fluid to build up in the abdomen, a condition also known as ascites, explains Healthline.... More »

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