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Last Updated: 23rd Jul 2024

Why would liver enzymes be elevated?

What can cause elevated liver enzymes? A rise in liver enzymes can be caused by certain diseases and situations, such as Fatty Disease (a buildup in fats in the live). Metabolic syndrome is a group of risk factors for heart disease that increases the likelihood of developing stroke, heart disease and diabetes.

It is also asked what it means when your liver enzymes rise.

Definition. High levels of liver enzymes could indicate liver inflammation or liver damage . High levels of liver enzymes can be caused by liver enzymes that are elevated in blood tests.

How can you treat high levels of liver enzymes? The cause of your liver enzymes being elevated will determine the treatment. Your doctor will determine if you have nonalcoholicfatty liver disease (or the metabolic syndrome). You'll need to change your diet, quit drinking alcohol, reduce your cholesterol, and keep your blood pressure under control.

This is why it is possible for elevated liver enzymes to be considered cancer.

The two enzymes are responsible for producing amino acids and elevated levels can indicate liver damage. Scientists found that ALT and AST levels above 25 international units per liter of body fluid were indicators of cancer risk.

What drugs can raise liver enzymes?

  • aspirin,
  • Acetaminophen (Tylenol, and other)
  • ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin),
  • naproxen (Naprosyn, Naprelan, Anaprox, Aleve),
  • diclofenac (Voltaren. Cataflam. Voltaren-XR).
  • phenylbutazone (Butazolidine)