Anthony Bray MD : Hello!
Anthony Bray MD : Your degree of liver enzyme abnormality is MILD. ....
Thank goodness. The numbers look sooo big.
Anthony Bray MD : Your are not at death's door based on these results!!
Can this have something to do with my weight gain?
Anthony Bray MD : Still I would advise follow up on the results within 2 months and evaluation if potential causes if these remain elevated....
I will definitely do that. Thank you
Anthony Bray MD : How much wine/ alcohol do you drink??? ( honestly!!)
Anthony Bray MD : The alcohol could be a contributing factor.....
Honestly, over the past six months I can usually polish off one to two bottles an evening.
Anthony Bray MD : Yes it could relate to weight gain.... A condition known as fatty liver may cause inflammation of the liver as one possible cause....
Anthony Bray MD : often on recheck mild elevated liver enzymes may return to normal....
Anthony Bray MD : other cases may show progressive rise or persistent elevated levels of about the same degree....
Should I try to quit drinking wine entirely or can I go back to just one glass red wine in the evening?
Anthony Bray MD : ultrasound of the liver could detect fatty liver disease....
I think I will request and ultra sound if the numbers do not decrease in the next 2 months.
Anthony Bray MD : It would be OK to cut back to one glass per evening and recheck the enzymes..
Anthony Bray MD : Also avoid Tylenol/ acetaminophen as this can affect the liver.. Z
Anthony Bray MD : we would check for liver viral infections if elevation persisted( hepatitis B and C in particular )
I will definitely avoid those drugs. I think I have a plan. Thank you for your assistance.