What Are the Basics of High Liver Enzymes?


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 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.


  • 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.