Symptoms of elevated liver enzymes

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Liver enzyme levels are often checked as part of a routine blood test. Elevated liver enzymes do not always indicate liver disease or injury. In cases where elevated liver enzymes may be indicative of liver disease, you doctor will likely order additional tests. In many cases, a blood test indicating elevated liver enzymes is the first indication a person is suffering liver disease.

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Medications

Many medicines, including prescription, over-the-counter and herbal products, can cause increased liver enzymes. If a blood test reveals high liver enzymes and you are on medication, the doctor may have you take the test again without taking the medicine.

Autoimmune Disorders

Disorders including autoimmune hepatitis, primary billary cirrhosis and primary sclerosing cholangitis can cause elevated liver enzymes. Disorders effecting the bile ducts can also cause the condition.

Metabolic Liver Disorders

An effect of several metabolic liver diseases, including hemochromatosis, is elevated liver enzymes.

Diabetes

Diabetics frequently have elevated liver enzymes as a result of the disease.

Alcohol

Heavy alcohol consumption can cause elevated liver enzymes. In fact, liver disease a serious health risk associated with alcoholism or heavy drinking.

Gallstones

People with gallstones often have elevated liver enzymes.

Tumour

Tumours on the liver, bile ducts and pancreas can result in elevated liver enzymes.

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