My lab values were high!?

I recked my labs today! My Alt is 55, ast is 31, triglycerides 152, cholesterol 203, LDL 134. Could this mean I have a fatty liver, versus liver disease. My mon died of perihepatic cancer( liver cancer) I get scared getting the same thing as or worst. I should lose someweight. I have been taking tylenol but not on regular basis have stopped taking my medication that are not real necessary like celexa, trazodone for sleeping, prilosec. The only med I have to take is my levoxyl for my thyroid!!!! And that will be it for meds! What do you think? The dr is going to call me tonight!!!! Ultrasound is next!!!!!

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  • 9 years ago
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    The doctor does different blood tests to check for liver problems:

    1.) the liver enzymes (ALT,AST,GGT,ALP)...these will show if there

    may be liver cell damage. Your AST level is fine, the ALT may be

    slightly high. You have to remember that no lab blood work is

    100% takes more testing to be sure whether or not

    it stays higher or will go back into the normal range.

    2) the liver function tests (bilirubin, INR, Pt, Ptt, and albumin)

    which will give the doctor an idea of how well the cells of the liver

    are able to do the necessary functions to keep the body well.

    3) liver viral tests (For Hepatitis A,B,C,ETc)to check and see

    if a virus has entered the body and is using the liver cells to replicate itself

    4) liver cancer blood test known as the alpha feto protein.

    Blood work only gives the doctor an idea that there may be something wrong...

    that means they will use other testing (like films or biopsies) to determine

    whether it really is or not. Many different things can affect the results

    of blood testing: like not fasting when the doctor advises to do so, exercising

    before the test was done and so much more.

    Fatty liver disease can develop for a number of different reasons: some of

    them are weight gain (obesity), fast weight loss, diabetes, insulin resistance,

    certain kinds of medications, certain chemical exposure, high cholesterol/triglyceride

    levels, metabolic disorders (not treated), alcohol consumption, and others.

    Your cholesterol levels and LDL levels are high. This can come either from

    being hereditary or the foods you take into your body. The doctor usually

    will start a patient on a lower cholesterol diet to see how well this will

    come down on the tests result, before deciding whether or not to give

    drugs (like statins) to the patient to bring the numbers down. If you are

    placed on a lower cholesterol sure to take in a good moderate

    amounts of fluid so that the cholesterol can be flushed out of the kidneys

    and that you won't develop kidney stones from it.

    You are smart to stop any medications that are not "approved by"or

    "prescribed" by your doctor. This is because most all oral medications

    go to the liver first, to be broken down, before going to the rest of the body.

    It is best to check with the doctor about any medications you are thinking

    of taking and what dosage you should use. For things like headaches,

    colds, flus, stomach problems, etc. This prevents interactions between

    meds and to be sure that the dosage is correct for any medical

    conditions you have or side effects that may occur. Never stop any

    prescribed medications without first checking with your doctor.

    Tylenol has been shown to cause liver cell damage if taken over the

    dosage prescribed on the bottle...however, just like all drugs...some

    people are more sensitive to certain drugs than others would

    they may need a lower dosage than what is listed there.

    Thyroid hormone regulates our metabolism. The liver is the main

    organ that does metabolizing. Therefore, your liver enzymes "may"

    go higher when you are on hormone replacement therapy.

    You can discuss this with your doctor.

    The liver has about 5% fat normally inside the liver. It is when it

    becomes more than this, that fatty liver disease occurs.

    Because your mother died of liver puts you more at risk...

    but doing what you are doing now, may prevent it happening to you.

    An ultrasound may or may not show a fatty liver development.

    The best test for this, if the doctor believes it may be so, is a liver biopsy.

    However, it is also best to be referred to a gastroenterologist to have this

    test done.

    Best wishes

    Source(s): caregiver to a liver transplant patient
  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    TLC is based on how polar or non polar a molecule is. If you are using a silica gel as your stationary phase, the more polar compound will not move very far on the plate because it sticks/adhere to the stationary phase more than a non polar compound. Thus, the more polar a compound is, the lower Rf value it will have. Likewise, a non polar compound will have a high Rf value because if doesn't like the silica plate and will want to move further up on the plate with the eluent. So, in your case, the highest Rf value would be 3-phenylcyclohexene because it is non polar The lowest Rf value would be either 1 or 2. I forget which is more polar, an alcohol or a ketone

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago


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