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What causes elevated liver enzymes?

My SGPT 124 and SGOT 164 Why is that in December it was 54. &48 Now it’s increased what kind of problem I m facing. Since 2015 I m heaving problem with stomach fullness Gas uncontrollably volatile etc Heaving treatment long time but suddenly increase this two items. I m worried I like see a doctor visit n India good hospital Pls suggest
Wed, 7 Mar 2018
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Hello,

There are lots of causes for liver enzymes elevation, they are Over-the-counter pain medications, particularly acetaminophen (Tylenol, others).

Certain prescription medications, including statin drugs used to control:
- Cholesterol
- Drinking alcohol
- Heart failure
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Hepatitis C
- Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
- Obesity

Other causes of elevated liver enzymes may include:
- Alcoholic hepatitis (severe liver inflammation caused by excessive alcohol consumption)
- Autoimmune hepatitis (liver inflammation caused by an autoimmune disorder)
- Celiac disease (small intestine damage caused by gluten)
- Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection
- Epstein-Barr virus
- Hemochromatosis (too much iron stored in your body)
- Liver cancer
- Mononucleosis
- Polymyositis (inflammatory disease that causes muscle weakness)
- Sepsis (an overwhelming bloodstream infection that uses up neutrophils faster than they can be produced)
- Thyroid disorders
- Toxic hepatitis (liver inflammation caused by drugs or toxins)
- Wilson's disease (too much copper stored in your body)

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Olgeta Xhufka
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