Can liver problems cause anemia?

Can liver problems cause anemia?

Anemia is the most common complication of liver cirrhosis and is seen in 75% of cases. The etiology of anemia in liver disease is diverse and often multi-factorial.

What causes elevated liver enzymes and iron levels?

Liver diseases, medical conditions, medications and infections can cause elevated liver enzymes. Common causes for elevated liver enzymes include: Certain medications, such as cholesterol-lowering drugs (statins) and acetaminophen. Fatty liver disease, both alcoholic and nonalcoholic.

What does it mean if your liver enzymes are high?

Elevated liver enzymes often indicate inflammation or damage to cells in the liver. Inflamed or injured liver cells leak higher than normal amounts of certain chemicals, including liver enzymes, into the bloodstream, elevating liver enzymes on blood tests.

What does it mean when AST is elevated but Alt is normal?

When AST is elevated but ALT is normal, this shows that the AST elevation is almost certainly caused by something other than an affliction of the liver. When both the enzymes are elevated, a comparison of the two can provide information about the specific liver disease and its causes.

What causes elevated alanine transaminase and AST levels?

Measurement of liver enzymes is common in primary care, and has likely increased the prevalence of asymptomatic patients with mild elevations in alanine transaminase (ALT) and aspartate transaminase (AST) levels.

What are the causes of mildly elevated liver enzymes?

Common Causes 1 NONALCOHOLIC FATTY LIVER DISEASE. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is typically divided into two subtypes: hepatic steatosis and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis. 2 ALCOHOL. 3 MEDICATIONS. 4 VIRAL HEPATITIS. 5 HEMOCHROMATOSIS.

What can be done about high AST in blood?

If the blood work indicates another cause for the elevated AST levels than liver disease, tests for heart problems, kidney functioning, and other diagnostic procedures related to the various non- liver causes of high AST are indicated. Treatment for conditions causing elevated AST will depend, of course, on what the condition is.