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Blood work showed elevated liver enzymes. Taking blood pressure medicine. Cause?

I'm 37, 220lbs, male, on blood pressure medicine
i went to the Dr for a checkup and they did normal blood work. Came back with elevated liver enzymes. So they tested me for hepatitis and it came back negative. Went back a month later and tested again, still elevated so they sent me for an ultrasound, which came back normal. Now he wants me to go to a gastroenterologist. Was wondering what to expect and what could be the problem. I feel fine but now am wondering if I've got something serious going on.
Asked On : Wed, 10 Apr 2013
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Apr 2013
Hi and welcome to HCM.
It would be easier if you ve posted the exact liver enzymes findings.
Its elevation is common found in many disorders must most usualy is alcoholic, viral, autoimmune or toxic liver damage. The most common liver disorders is fatty liver which can be found in healthy people, but usually is resulting from elevated blood lipids, overweight and elevated blood sugar. If ultrasounds didnt find anything and viral markers are negative then you have no reason to be concerned. YOu should treat it by changinf dieatary and lifestyle habbits. Do exercise, avoid alcohol,smoking, fats,fast food and carbonated drinks. Eat more fruit and vegetables, boiled meat and follow some of hepatoprotective diets. Findings usually improves on such measures. If not, then some medicines can be presribed, but I suggest to go step by step. If you dont have any symptoms then this is just slight and reversible liver damage.
Wish you good health.
Answered: Wed, 10 Apr 2013
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Cardiologist Dr. Anantharamakrishnan's  Response
Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

It may only be fatty liver - since you are obese!
However - as the elevation is persistent - it is wiser to exclude metabolic disorders, Dyslipidemia, Diabetes are two common examples / there are several less common ones...
Levels - 3 or more time the upper limit of normal values - are considered 'significant' / need extensive evaluation.
Alcohol is a common cause??
Gastro-enterologist is also the specialist in liver (hepatologist)..

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Wed, 10 Apr 2013
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