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Anonymous asked in HealthDiseases & ConditionsOther - Diseases · 5 months ago

Do you agree with the mayo clinic about this?

I read an article on mayo clinic about elevated liver enzymes and they can result in inflammation or damage to liver cells. most of the time they don't signal a chronic serious problem. does that mean there can be inflammation in the liver cells rather than the liver itself? and can too much sugar cause inflammation to it?

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  • Pearl
    Lv 7
    5 months ago
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    i think so, they seern like they would know what theyre talking about

  • 5 months ago

    The "liver enzymes", AST, ALT, and to a lesser degree of specificity alk-phosphate are created and stay within the cells of the liver, which are called hepatocytes.

    Liver enzymes are spilled out and taken up into the blood stream when a hepatocyte dies and the cell membrane bursts.

    So, higher levels of the enzymes indcicate that greater numbers of cells have died. There is always some amount of cell death and new ones are made.

    Inflammation of the liver is called hepatitis. Often, when the liver is inflamed, cell death rate is higher and therefore the enzyme level in the blood will be higher.

    Excessive carbohydrate intake does stress the liver. When you have more sugar in the blood than the body needs, it converts it to glycogen and stores it in the liver. Once glycogen stores are maximized, a much less desirable condition can occur where the hepatocytes get filled with fat. That causes what is called stetohepatitis and is a common cause of elevated AST and ALT in people who otherwise have no liver disease.

  • k w
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    But they NEVER told you drinking aloe vera juice over a period of time can slowly heal it, did they ? I drank a case of Forever Young Aloe, it did heal my sick liver......it's an old Ayurvedic remedy......

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