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Are high liver enzyme levels dangerous in an elderly patient?

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Dr. Ramesh Kumar

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Posted on Thu, 2 Aug 2018 in Liver and Gall Bladder
Question: I am 83 yrs old my ast blood results was 140 and alt 105 is that dangerous? my only symptoms are very light poop
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Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar 4 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Age related fatty liver.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for choosing HealthcareMagic for your query,
Have gone through your reports.
Clinically its normal.
Mild to moderate elevation of liver enzymes in a asymptomatic patient has no clinical significance as age of person increases fat begins to accumulate inside liver cells causing slight derangement of enzymes.Minimum three times elevation is required to have some significance.
Its just age related change.

Recommendations-
Take milk of thistle one capsule daily.
Its a liver rejenuvator and potent anti oxidant.
Hope i was helpful.
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