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my liver function test was very high due to alchol i have now

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my liver function test was very high due to alchol i have now stopped drinking will they return to normal
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
Dr. David :

This is Dr. David

Dr. David :

I am sorry your liver function tests have been very high.

Dr. David :

I am glad you have stopped drinking alcohol. when did you stop drinking?

Dr. David :

only time will tell if your liver enzymes will go back to normal.

Dr. David :

you might need more testing as well such as a GGTP blood level which can be elevated from alcohol hepatitis.

Dr. David :

that is when alcohol causes inflammation of your liver

Dr. David :

how many years have you been drinking?

JACUSTOMER-2k3q1l4j- :

have been a social drinker for 40 years . feel fine but seeing the liver function results need to do something ie stopped drinking will the liver return to normal and can i help it in some way.

Dr. David :

why did you rate bad service?

Dr. David :

if you are a social drinker, then stopping drinking is the best thing to do.

Dr. David :

you haven't told me what your liver function levels are at right now.

Dr. David :

you should also be checked for hepatitis as wel

Dr. David :

many conditions can cause your liver enzyme levels to be elevated.

Dr. David :

excessive alcohol consumption can do it.

Dr. David :

also liver infection with hepatitis can cause your enzyme levels to be elevated.

Dr. David :

cholesterol medication can cause your liver enzymes to be elevated.

Dr. David :

excessive use of tylenol or acetomenaphen or paracetamol can cause your liver enzymes to be elevated.

Dr. David :

hello?

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 years ago.

I am Doctor Thomas, a double board certified doctor in internal medicine and integrative medicine, with advanced training in several other fields. I am a clinician of over 20 years experience. I will give you an initial answer or ask you a question, but be sure to use reply to expert to communicate with me as needed.

liver function tests do not say a normal liver even if they go back and you would need: albumin, pt/ptt, bile salts, among other tests.

You should see a hepatologist, and biopsy is the only way to tell 100% what is going on, but there are other tests that can assess fibrosis, and how much you might have.

Elastography is one example.

The bot***** *****ne, you really don't have to "wait and see" necessarily.

OK, so that is an initial answer…. Please use reply to expert if you have further questions. When you are ready, please click a positive rating [hopefully excellent]. If you forgot something, come back. I am here daily.