What Are the Basics of High Liver Enzymes?

Causes:

High liver enzymes could indicate many different types of conditions – some are mild, temporary and unimportant; others are high, chronic and hazardous. The following are some potential reasons for high liver enzymes:

  • Fatty liver
  • Consequence of taking a medication – prescription or over-the-counter
  • Casual or problematic alcohol use
  • Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B or Hepatitis C
  • Heart failure
  • Obesity
  • Celiac disease
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Mononucleosis

A fatty liver is by far the most common culprit of high liver enzymes.

Symptoms:

Symptoms of elevated liver enzymes include fatigue, jaundice, abdominal pain, and swelling in the legs, feet and ankles. Individuals may experience a tendency to bleed easier, and stool may appear light in color.

Treatments:

  • Manage healthy diet
  • Get more vitamin C
  • Drink water
  • Skip the alcohol

Keywords: high liver enzymes; fatty liver

* The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.