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What are the normal liver enzymes level?

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Elevated enzymes over 300 in alcoholic. Is this high
Posted Wed, 28 May 2014 in General Health
 
 
Answered by Dr. Enrique Molina 45 minutes later
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yes

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i am assuming you are referring to one the liver enzymes, either AST or ALT. the normal levels for these is <30 for a female. So basically a level of 300 is ten times the upper limit of the normal value, meaning there is significant inflammation in your liver.
There are other markers to look as well (bilirrubin, alkaline phosphatase, platelets, coagulation proteins, albumin) to have a better understanding of the functionality of the liver and how damaged it is from the alcohol.
It is highly advisable to completely stop any alcohol intake at the moment, and seek professional assistance. If the liver has no cirrhosis (based on the laboratory studies i mentioned above, and based on imaging studies) then by stopping alcohol the liver should recover.
hope that helps
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