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Elevated liver enzymes, excessive intake of ginger soda and salt. Could it be the reason?

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Can a high level of ginger intake cause high enzyme level?
Posted Mon, 23 Apr 2012 in Liver and Gall Bladder
Follow-up: Elevated liver enzymes, excessive intake of ginger soda and salt. Could it be the reason? 3 minutes later
The doctor told me to get the liver enzyme (alt) checked again because it was just slightly hit. I ate a lot of salty foods and ginger soda
Answered by Dr. Mitaly 23 minutes later
Hi ,

Thanks for posting your query

Liver is an important organ of the body which helps to maintain metabolism of the body and consists of various enzymes.These enzymes can be raised due to many reasons as Thyroid disease,obesity,high triglycerides,high intake of salt and herbs including ginger,comfrey,etc.

If you are having any other symptoms as fever,fatigue,itching,change in the colour of urine then a possibility of liver enzymes being raised is present.

But you need not worry as a proper diet and some lifestyle modification can help them to come to a normal state again.

1)Foods containing fat,spices,oil should be redcued.

2)Include fresh fruits,juices,carbohydrates,fish in the diet.

3)Completely avoid smoking and alcohol.

4)Take adequate rest.

5)Drink lots of water.

It is best to get a repeat test done for liver enzymes so that further course of action can be decided.

Hope this answers your query.I will be available for follow up in case of doubt.
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Follow-up: Elevated liver enzymes, excessive intake of ginger soda and salt. Could it be the reason? 56 minutes later
Thank you. What type of juices, carbohydrates? Is baked foods good- chicken no skin?
Answered by Dr. Mitaly 10 minutes later

Thanks for the follow up.

You can take orange juice,craneberry juice,pineapple,mixed fruit juice.
Skinless chicken is good which can be baked,roasted,grilled but not fried.

Rather it is always preferrable to have baked or roasted food items so that the nutritional value is preserved.

In carbohydrates boiled potato is a very good option.Other than that corn,sweet potato,breads,fruits such as banana,figs,pineapple,raisins,strawberries.Later after a fortnight or so you can also introduce little amount of beans,cereals,oatmeal etc.

Actually carbohydrates will provide the energy for daily activities.

Wishing you Good Health!
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