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Elevated Liver enzyme levels of a 16 yrs boy

My son ,16 years of age, was diagnosed with Jaundice on 18th Feb 11. His bilirubin count was 2.4, Conjugated-1.6 and unconjugated -0.8. On 4th March his Bilirubin count came 1 and AST-57 and ALT-63. Then on 15th March his test report showed... bilirubin count was 0.9 but AST-68 and ALT-78. I am concerned that why has the enzyme level increased? The first two weeks he had an absolutely fat free diet and now also he is taking bare minimum oil in his diet.
Asked On : Thu, 17 Mar 2011
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OBGYN 's  Response
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The rise in levels of enzymes is just marginal. There is nothing to worry. Decrease the protein content also in his diet. It takes around 15-20 for liver enzymes to come back to normal levels after a single episode of jaundice.
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General & Family Physician Dr. Jagdish's  Response
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it is very clear from the levels and trend that AST , ALT and bilirubin were elevated but normalizing. It is assuring. Fat free, low protein diet are preferred.

Jaundice is a sign but you need to find the reason? Have you had any tests to know the cause of jaundice? Have you done the Hepatitis profile? What was the diagnosis made by doctor? Ask your treating doctor to know the reason.

Regards Dr. Jagdish
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Ayurveda Specialist Dr. Rajesh Lakhanpaul's  Response
As the rise is marginal so nothing to worry. strict observance of dietary restrictions is must. No fats and low proteins is a must. more liquids , sugarcane juice etc are beneficial. For still quick recovery in ayurveda we use punarnava mandur arogya vardhini vati and sy. livomyn.
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Ayurveda Specialist Dr. Ram Mani Bhandari's  Response
Dear Anu
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There is nothing to worry
it is possible to get the liver back on track with a month or two. However, in addition to following a strict diet to lower liver enzymes, it is also necessary to set up a workout regime, which includes at least half an hour of exercising each day.
ou should consult your doctor and supplement your medication with an apt diet, and avoid drugs, alcohol and other toxins to keep your liver clean and healthy. The diet should avoid fatty, greasy foods, sugar and other foods that harm the system and be rich in fresh fruits and vegetables, juice and plenty of water to keep your system healthy and fighting fit.

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