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ALP goes up with bone disease as well.
Since your liver enzymes are normal, osteoporosis and low vitamin D is likely the cause of elevated ALP.
Besides vitamin D, Alendronate can be prescribed weekly to strengthen the bones.
would taking magnesium help?
This should also normalize the AlP level.
magnsium supplementation is good if you have low magnesium.
Otherwise, this will not help.
oh, ok. Should i be concerned about my breast cancer. I am almost 3 years cancer free
I am unsure my MG was tested
you should not be
follow up with your oncologist annually.
you can request for the Mg level check.
thank you doctor. Oh ok, I am rechecking in 6-8 weeks
I will ask for mg
you are wonderful. To the point. Thank you
Just one thing
I should not be concerned that the breast cancer went to the bones with this level of ALK
my calcium is good
that is one little possibility.
but that should be checked out with a bone scan.
do you suggest I do this at this point or wait the 8 weeks to see if the level changes
my onc thought it was too low to show concern. This is just my worry
You may wait till you see your oncologist
that is true
increasing level is more concerning than just mild elevation.
ok, thank you doctor.