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Liver Function Tests - Abnormal

Postby Healings » Sat 19 Jun 2010 20:11 GMT

Hi

Has anyone had any problems with liver function tests. My husband had elevated GGT in his Liver Test and after a repeat blood test and no alcohol for 1 week, the GGT levels have increased! Now he is being referred to liver specialist.

Has anyone else experienced this kind of problem, advice appreciated.

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Postby brodiesmum » Sun 20 Jun 2010 00:21 GMT

My hubby has similar liver readings. He stopped alcohol for a week with no change. It turns out it was his medication for high cholesteral that was causing the problem.

If your hubby is on any medication, that could account for it. GP's are great at prescribing meds (especially for cholesterol - dont know anyone who does not have high cholesterol nowadays :roll: ) but never tell you the effects on the liver and other organs. Then they send you for a barage of useless tests - without looking at the obvious reasons first.

If you need anymore info, just pm me. Been over here nearly two years now from the UK.
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Liver Function tests

Postby Healings » Sun 20 Jun 2010 09:07 GMT

Hi

Thank you for the advice, my husband has been taking antidepressants for 5 months so that could be the cause - will get it checked out.

Sorry couldn't pm you for some reason.

Thanks again.
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Postby brodiesmum » Sun 20 Jun 2010 09:54 GMT

Hi again

There is a strong liklihood his medication could be affecting the results - depending on what he is on.

As someone who works in the health profession, tell him to look his medication up on the internet. I have quite a few clients who are very ill as a result of being on certain well known antidepressants.

Not allowed to pm you either for some reason, and dont want to give out my email address. But you can find me on another expat forum where you are allowed to send messages.
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Postby Dave » Sun 20 Jun 2010 10:45 GMT

Sorry couldn't pm you for some reason


Not allowed to pm you either for some reason


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Postby brodiesmum » Mon 21 Jun 2010 06:31 GMT

Thank you for the information Dave. In response.........

"The PM facility is a privilege we grant to people who are established users, ie who've been frequent contributors to the fora for a reasonable length of time".

Sadly, due to the lack of postings on this site, being a frequent contributor is proving an impossible task.



"PMs are fine in their place, which is for private and personal messages that you don't want others to see and that others would have no legitimate interest in anyway".

On this occasion, I sought to pm as the full response needed to be given in private as it related to someone's health.

And shame on you for editing my post to remove the link to another expat forum that might have been of more help to Healings.

No doubt you will edit this also.
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Postby Kay » Mon 21 Jun 2010 11:01 GMT

Dave didn't remove your mention of the other site, I did that. I think it's entirely reasonable and understandable that we'd not wish to have our competitors promoted on our forum.

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