weird feeling around liver after eating. elevated liver alt. please help!?
Topic: weird feeling around liver after eating. elevated liver alt. please help!?
June 19, 2019 / By Aleen Question:
I'm 19 year old male, I got a blood test like a month ago and it came back saying that I was positive for EBV virus and had an elevated alt of 78. normal is 0-50 I believe. I've noticed that when I eat, and sometimes it happens when i don't eat, but usually after I eat, just under my right chest, where my liver is, I get this weird vibration feeling and my chest kind of bulges. It's not a pain at all, it's very hard to describe, but the best way is kind of a vibration, it's usually only for like 5-20 seconds and it goes away.Any ideas? Also my vitamin d was low, and I've noticed my bones have been cracking a lot and I feel like my bones have gotten softer.. ( maybe losing density ) My doctor told me to take milk thistle and retest in 3 months.. I feel like something is wrong because I'm constantly fatigue, and I feel like whatever I eat, I don't get energized and I juts get hungry a lot.. Any ideas?!?! I barely drink alcohol. Only thing I can think of is I was taking lots of protein for a couple months when I was working out hard..
Best Answers: weird feeling around liver after eating. elevated liver alt. please help!?
Triston | 2 days ago
You should be seeing a gastroenterologist or
hepatologist. EBV virus is known to cause the
liver and possibly the spleen to enlarge in size.
This can cause pressure in the areas you
mentioned. You should avoid drinking any alcohol...all
liver patients are told: no alcohol. You should only take
medications approved of or prescribed by your doctor
(this includes over the counter med, herbs, vitamins,
minerals, supplements, etc). The doctor should be
keeping an eye on your blood work results and
determining what treatment would be best for you.
I would avoid prolonged working out as long as you
have this...you should rest when you need to, to help
your body heal. If the liver and spleen are enlarged,
damage can be done to them easily.
I would talk to the doctor about your low vit d.
Some patients may need to be placed on Calcium,
Vitamin D and a medication to help move them into
the bones. They usually do a Dexa Scan to
determine bone density, if they think this is
If you exercised before having your blood tests
taken, this can cause a rise in your ALT levels.
It is best to take the blood test in the same time
period you took the last one and also refrain
from exercising right before the test is done.
The ALT is a liver enzyme that is most specific
to the liver itself...as it is made mostly in the liver.
The other liver enzymes, known as the AST,GGT,
Alkaline phos are made in other organs, also.
The doctor will be looking at your liver function
tests, also (these are the Bilirubin, INR, Albumin,
Pt, PTT) to determine how the liver cells are able
to perform the functions of the liver.
To look any of these tests, I mentioned, up...here
is a link, you can click on, to place them in:
Or you could place "liver enzymes" or "liver function
tests" in your search engine.
You need to be very careful, so you do not
come down with other ailments now.
Wash hands often, use purell in between times.
Avoid open salad/food bars that people can
sneeze or cough into. Wipe door handles,
tv controllers, telephones, shopping cart handles
with disinfectant wipes. Wash all fresh fruits
and vegetables that people handle in the stores,
before eatting. Don't eat cake that someone has
blown the candles out on. You don't want to
make your body any weaker now and have to
take additional medications.
I hope this information has been of some help
to you. Best wishes.
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Originally Answered: Elevated blood pressure, cholesterol and liver function (AST/ALT)?
You should, now, only take medications that have been
approved by or prescribed by your doctors. This would
exclude over the counter med, vitamins, minerals, supplements
and herbs (unless you ask the doctor to approve of them)
The reason is because most oral medications go to the liver
to broken down by the liver cells before they go to other
parts of the body. If there is liver cell damage, all
medications have to be adjusted according to how much
damage there is. Also, the doctor would check for any
interaction between these drugs.
Cholesterol is needed by the brain and also for making of
the cell membranes. However, if the LDL (which is the
transporter of cholesterol to the cells and can collect
cholesterol in the arteries) is high....then the doctor
usually tries to place a patient on a lower cholesterol
diet. If the patient faithfully does follow the diet, then the
doctor will find out if this is from the diet or if it is an
hereditary trait. If it is determined to be hereditary...
that is when doctors place patients on statin drugs.
However, statin drugs are hard on the liver and the
doctor will do blood testing to be sure how well the
liver is able to do the necessary functions.
Since the enzymes levels and maybe other tests results
are high...he may have to weigh the pros and cons of
using this drug on you.
Alcohol and high cholesterol/triglyceride levels can lead to
the build up of fat inside the liver. If this occurs, the
immune system of the body would respond to liver cell
damage caused by the fat and it would cause the liver
to enlarge in size. Stopping all alcohol consumption and
taking care of the cholesterol problem...may help reverse
AST/ALT/GGT/ALP are all liver enzymes. This is just one
test the doctor does to check the liver. He may also
do the liver function tests: Bilirubin/INR/Albumin/Pt/Ptt
to see how well the cells of the liver are functioning.
And may also do a viral test to check for Hepatitis A,B,C ,etc.
Most of the time, liver disease starts out as inflammation
and enlargement of the liver. Finding the cause and stopping
it, is the best anyone can do. The liver cells could heal and
the problem could be reversed (depending on what caused
it in the first place). It is only when the liver cells die off and
form scar tissue inside the liver...than it can become a
progressive disease...Like Cirrhosis.
I hope this info has been of some help to you.
Originally Answered: Elevated blood pressure, cholesterol and liver function (AST/ALT)?
3 years ago, I was diagnosed - hypertension with a reading of 160/100. I used to feel dizzy a lot, my legs had awful cramps, and levels were very low in my potassium, causing my fingers and toes to always cramp together. One day I started to feel really faint while I was driving with my daughter in the back seat and I passed out, hitting 3 cars and ending up in a ditch. That moment,I knew I had to do something because my meds weren't working. I heard about this diet from a friend and thought I'd give it a shot. The results have been remarkable. In just 21 days, I honestly can't remember feeling this good, my blood pressure went from 175/110 to 125/70.
Some fruits act naturally as a diuretic (i.e. makes you pee). It sounds to me like you've had mono....who have you been kissing? =P This could expaline your elevated ALT and EBV Wiki says: "The Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), also called human herpesvirus 4 (HHV-4), is a cancer causing virus of the herpes family, which includes herpes simplex virus 1 and 2, and is one of the most common viruses in humans. Epstein-Barr virus occurs worldwide. It is known to cause infectious mononucleosis, is implicated in the causation of Burkitt's lymphoma and Nasopharyngeal carcinoma, and is suspected to have a role in the pathogenesis of chronic fatigue syndrome." "Significantly elevated levels of ALT often suggest the existence of other medical problems such as viral hepatitis, congestive heart failure, liver damage, biliary duct problems, infectious mononucleosis, or myopathy."
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okay your gallbladder has stones, bile duct blocked? pancretitis blood test needed, hypo thyroid blood test, vit D low, vit b 12 low all goes together , EBV will cause low energy thats valtrex, rx auto immune herpes will cause this since EBV is related. try avoiding wheat
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Originally Answered: my vet just called and told me my 14 year old cat has liver disease and high liver enzymes, what does that?
Yes, get the drip. It will help flush her liver faster and make her well faster.
Many cats experience liver disease from eating a strictly dry food diet thier entire lives. Dry food stresses the liver because it does not flush it out fast enough, thus killing the liver off and making it work 10 time sharder than it ever needed to to keep the cats digestive system working properly. A wet food diet flushed the system much faster and keeps the organs of the cat working properly. Liver disease in cats is common sadly. And there is no cure. From this point forward you must learn to help support the system of the cat because it can no longer properly do it itself.
FYI: The liver has a multitude of important and complex functions. Some of these functions are to:
Manufacture (synthesize) proteins, including albumin (to help maintain the volume of blood) and blood clotting factors
Synthesize, store, and process (metabolize) fats, including fatty acids (used for energy) and cholesterol
Metabolize and store carbohydrates, which are used as the source for the sugar (glucose) in blood that red blood cells and the brain use
Form and secrete bile that contains bile acids to aid in the intestinal absorption (taking in) of fats and the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K.
Eliminate, by metabolizing and/or secreting, the potentially harmful biochemical products produced by the body, such as bilirubin from the breakdown of old red blood cells and ammonia from the breakdown of proteins
Detoxify, by metabolizing and/or secreting, drugs, alcohol, and environmental toxins
EDIT to add: Old cat lady is right! I forgot about Milk thistle! I've heard lots of good things about it!!! Try it!