What Causes a High Liver Count, and Is It Reversible?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 25, 2020 1:15:52 PM ET

The most common causes of elevated liver enzymes include prescription medication, alcohol consumption, hepatitis, fatty liver disease and obesity, according to the Mayo Clinic. In many cases the condition is only temporary and doesn't necessarily indicate a chronic disease, while in others, it may indicate an underlying condition.