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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi, may I answer your health queries right now ? Pleas
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Iam.Dr.xxxx
User :   hi
Doctor :   Please post your query
User :   hello Dr, I have high liver enzymes and my liver is sore. I know longer drink alcohal. Is rest better than excersize? ant suggestions?
Doctor :   May i know your age and gender?
User :   56 female
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Are you diabetic?
Doctor :   since how long you had taken alcohol?
User :   no, I had hepititas as a teenager if that helps.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   was it hep b?
Doctor :   Are you a chronic alcoholic?
User :   I drank vodka anf tonic ( about 3 a day) for maybe 15 years. the last 5 years has been an occasional red wine. Now none
Doctor :   ok good
Doctor :   did you do ultrasound abdomen?
Doctor :   is your liver enlarged?
User :   no, no insurance and my office went out of business
Doctor :   liver enzymes increase when there is liver damage
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   how did you come to know of your liver enzymes?
User :   any home remedies? I want to see my kids get married and start family
User :   last few blood tests
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Are you on any medicines for any reason?
User :   high blood pressure and acid reducer
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do you have high cholesterol?
Doctor :   The most commonly used indicators of liver damage are the alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and aspartate aminotransferase (AST), formally referred to as SPGT and SGOT
Doctor :   These are enzymes normally found in liver cells that leak out of these cells and make their way to the blood when liver cells are injured.
Doctor :   Elevated levels might involve hepatocellular disease, active cirrhosis, metastatic liver tumor, infection or toxic hepatitis etc
User :   not last test, I was 170, when I saw my heart Dr he said because of my liver there was no reason to run the test since he can't give me anything for it
Doctor :   ok
User :   I am not yellow and last test showed no scerosis
Doctor :   ok
User :   oops cirrosis i mean
Doctor :   For liver diseases like jaundice restis an important part of the treatment
Doctor :   ok good
Doctor :   so less cause to worry about
User :   I have no jaundice
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   The treatment plan will be decided depending upon the cause of high liver enzymes.
Doctor :   In case intake of alcoholic beverages is responsible for this condition, then abstaining from alcohol consumption would help improve health.
Doctor :   If use of prescription drugs is giving rise to high liver enzymes, then immediately discontinuing the medicines is a must.
Doctor :   Are you overweight?
Doctor :   May i know your weight and height?
User :   My dr told me I had teated that I had been exposed to hep c, told me it was normal.I no longer see this Dr
Doctor :   ok
User :   5'3 114 lbs
Doctor :   past history of hepatitis can also cause liver damage
Doctor :   ok
User :   should I try to see a specialist? I really don't have any money. What is open to someone in my situation ?
Doctor :   any way you are not taking alcohol now
Doctor :   that is a very good treatment start
Doctor :   since it will definitely improve the liver conditions
User :   just recently quit for good.!
Doctor :   Medical products such as Liv-52 and Milk Thistle are also used for the treatment of high liver enzymes
Doctor :   yes svery much
Doctor :   its very good that you have done that
User :   have you heard of methiscol? is that any better than milk thisle?
User :   any spevcial foods to avoid?
Doctor :   are you taking that?
Doctor :   methiscol is good
User :   I was, many months ago, no one carries it any more that I can find
User :   I will find it online then
Doctor :   you can also use sylimarin tablets
User :   better than milk thistle
Doctor :   it is a good liver protective
User :   can I find that easily
Doctor :   both are equal
Doctor :   yes
User :   you think I can improve?
Doctor :   yes very sure
Doctor :   dont worry
User :   thank you Dr... Thank you so much. Good bye and good day
Doctor :   THanks for consultation...........
Doctor :   Bye for now..............
Doctor :   Take care..............
User :   thanks
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