... Hi BillinSD
Thanks once again for your reply and this very useful information and guidance
I rang the blood donation clinic this morning, so I will have my first visit in the next 2/3 weeks.
I have just received the values of my latest bloods taking last week.
I post below and I include the previous values (Feb) as a reference. It seems like the IP6 has not really had... (10 replies)
... Hi all,
I have just joined the boards but have been viewing the posts for a while.
I was quite a heavy drinker in the past, beer usually, a good few binges. I have more or less cut down to zero over last months.
I have two questions
(1) starting about 4 years ago, whenever i have a small amount of beer or wine, my face can break out in red blotches, they go away... (10 replies)
... Until You're 80 and Beyond." I highly encourage you to consider getting it, especially if you are anywhere near age 40 or above. ... (13 replies)
... My alt is 60 and I have fatty liver - My liver is slightly swollen and causes pain sometimes. I have no gallbladder which makes it worse. I also feel like my digestive tract is so out of control. I don't drink at all but I have 70 lbs to lose so I exercise everyday and eat plan food (no salt, no fat, no sugar) I just saw a liver specialist and he had me do a complete... (11 replies)
... I am 40 years old and my weight is 117lbs and i'm 5'5". ... (11 replies)
... n the upper third of the normal range as nothing to worry about, but many believe "optimal" levels for ferritin to be in the lower half of the normal range, with 40 to 80 often stated as desirable, and ferritin over 150 as unhealthy, particularly when dealing with liver inflammation that can not be explained by other means. ... (3 replies)
... My AST and ALT levels keeps getting higher. ... (7 replies)
... and had some blood tests run and everything other than the AST and ALT are normal... ... (1 replies)
... Hi, I have had UC for a number of years and over the past 4 years I have had raised readings well above the normal range. I was wondering if anyone has had the same Liver issues that I am having. I am about 3 months into the GAPS program for Ulcerative Colitis (eating marrow and gelatine from lamb, chicken and fish) and my UC condition has stabilised!
My diet is seriously... (4 replies)
... I am a 40 year old female...I had one baby boy in 5 of 2009 and another baby boy in 1 of 2011....... ... (2 replies)
... Now I'm altogether confused, the doctor told me that the liver biopsy revealed that I have autoimmune hepatitis. But my LFT's are normal. This is totally bizzare. Maybe you can figure this one out. I'll give more detail. After my transplant my LFT's were perfect alt ast around 10-15. They were like that for 12 years. in 2002 I went into the hospital feeling ill, the took my... (37 replies)
... you will be fine don't let them freak you out. Many people on this board have had biopsys. You can opt not to have one or get a second opinion. I would want to put an end to the wondering but I'm not sure I would have the guts to have a biopsy. They say it is not really painfull. I do know that the lipitor makes your enzymes go up. Even though yours were high prior to lipitor... (7 replies)
... and total cholestorol is 160, HDL is 52. So, that's good. When I went through all the tests 3 years ago, I didn't drink or take lipitor for a month and my ALT was still around 80. ... (7 replies)
... I forget if you were the one who posted on another forum about something like this. Anyway, the answer to your question is that this COULD be PBC. Being a woman, you are at much higher risk for developing PBC than a male your age would be. Your ALT is slightly raised, and the fact that your AMA is positive does point towards the disease; however, it's still hard to say.
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... I've had elevated enzymes (ALT, AST) for awhile now, and my doctor thought it was time for me to see a liver specialist. My AST on the last test was 58; ALT was 129; AMA 1:80. ALK Phos. was in the normal range at 110.
I have high cholesterol and osteopenia, and I'm in my late 40's.
Does this sound like PBC? (18 replies)
... I just got back from the Dr. for some testing due to some adrenal adenomas on my adrenal gland. I was told that my liver enzymes were elevated. He even called in a liver specialist, and he ordered a ultrasound of my liver immediately. He stated that he wanted to order a bunch of tests soon. I listed his suggested tests below. Anyway, I remembered that back in January I had... (5 replies)