In chronic alcohol liver disease or alcoholic cirrhosis, slight elevation of ALT and AST may be observed, whereas in acute alcoholic hepatitis, high liver enzyme numbers are often seen. Many medications can be responsible for mild to moderate increase in the liver enzyme tests (see below).
The numbers in a liver function test refer to blood levels of total protein, albumin, bilirubin and liver enzymes, according to WebMD. High or low levels can indicate the presence of liver damage or disease.
Re: High liver numbers -- What do they mean? Liver function tests consist of, besides ALT and AST, Albumin, Alkiline Phosphatase, Bilirubin total, Cholesterol, Globulin, LDH, Protien total, GGT (Gamma Glutamyl Transferase) and probably some liver enzyme tests such as B.U.N. (Blood, Urea, Nitrogen), Uric acid and Creatinine.
I think NALD is actually a bigger issue than cirrhosis in the general population: it's not just alcohol that causes liver injury. In order to improve those numbers it helps to lose liver fat, and that takes more attention to diet.
Elevated liver enzymes may indicate inflammation or damage to cells in the liver. Inflamed or injured liver cells leak higher than normal amounts of certain chemicals, including liver enzymes, into the bloodstream, which can result in elevated liver enzymes on blood tests.
Liver blood tests are used to check normal, elevated (high), and low blood levels of liver enzymes (AST and ALT or aminotransferases). Symptoms of elevated levels of liver enzymes are fever, abdominal pain, poor appetite, and nausea. Drugs, for example, acetaminophen (Tylenol), pain drugs, and statins caused high levels of liver enzymes. Less common causes are NASH, hepatitis, and alcoholism. <...
The liver produces several enzymes involved in metabolism. Among them, the aminotransferases, also called the transaminases, ALT and AST, which function in protein metabolism, have particular diagnostic value, as they become elevated in several diseases, including those of the liver and gallbladder in addition to disorders of other tissues, including the heart and muscle.
My husband was diagnosed with fatty liver...or at least they think that is the extent of it. He had another round of liver function tests done and I got these numbers today from the nurse: Alk Phos 202 AST 165 ALT 94 I'm told these are all very high but I cannot find normal ranges online. Anyone care to offer more info about these numbers?
Elevated liver enzymes - should I be concerned with these numbers? hammertap. I recently got the results of a blood test back, and got the ... I'm not taking any meds. I exercise sporadically, and not as consistantly as I should, but I'm not in bad shape. My diet is fairly healthy. When I took the test I was in the middle of a lengthy, rather ...
Have you ever been confused by your dog’s blood work results? The numbers you get from your dog’s blood tests can be baffling, and sometimes veterinarians don’t do a good job of explaining them. A liver enzyme test can be especially difficult to understand. The letters that appear on your dog ...