Liver Function That Should Be Checked

 


Signs, symptoms & indicators of Liver Function That Should Be Checked

Symptoms - General  

Constant fatigue



Symptoms - Skin - General  

Itchy skin

The reason why patients with liver disease itch is not known, although it is commonly believed that some substances accumulate in the blood as a result of a poorly functioning liver and thus cause itching. A simple blood test can exclude liver disease as a cause for the itching, as liver enzymes are often elevated with liver involvement.




Conditions that suggest Liver Function That Should Be Checked

Metabolic  


Musculo-Skeletal  


Organ Health  



Risk factors for Liver Function That Should Be Checked

Lab Values - Chemistries  

Elevated liver enzymes



Counter Indicators
Lab Values - Chemistries  

Normal liver enzyme levels or history of elevated liver enzymes




Recommendations for Liver Function That Should Be Checked

Lab Tests/Rule-Outs  


Key

Strong or generally accepted link
Proven definite or direct link
Very strongly or absolutely counter-indicative
Highly recommended

Glossary

Enzymes

Specific protein catalysts produced by the cells that are crucial in chemical reactions and in building up or synthesizing most compounds in the body. Each enzyme performs a specific function without itself being consumed. For example, the digestive enzyme amylase acts on carbohydrates in foods to break them down.

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