Mon cher ami, if you’re worried about your liver enzymes behaving like teenagers at a party thrown by their parents during summer break, you’ve come to the right place. The liver is a vital organ that detoxifies everything we put into our mouths (ahem, I mean ‘alimentary canal’). So when it starts throwing tantrums and spiking AST (Aspartate Transaminase) and ALT (Alanine Transaminase) enzymes in our bloodstream, it’s not just trouble; it’s bloody treason.
No wonder your doctor looked at you like a strict math teacher last time you went for blood work. But worry not! Here are some tips and tricks that’ll bring down those cranky little enzymes with minimum fuss:
Know thy Foe
Before engaging in battle with any adversary – even tiny ones hiding inside us – we must know its strengths and weaknesses. Liver enzyme tests evaluate how well your liver performs certain functions, such as breaking down fats or producing bile acids needed for digestion. Elevated levels of AST or ALT indicate possible damage to the liver cells.
What Causes High Liver Enzyme Levels?
Several factors can make your ASTM/E/TITAN soul-sucking numbers raise their heads from beneath the earth:
- Excessive alcohol consumption
- Multiple medications/supplements usage
- Viral hepatitis
- Autoimmune/hormonal disorders
- Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)
(And many more!)
If binge-drinking is part of your socializing ritual, then no wise man would blame his angry neurons for what follows (p.s: except DUI-checkpoint cops) . Drinking above 14 drinks per week for men and seven drinks per week for women may lead to cirrhosis – which sounds quite exotic but ain’t pretty! Cirrhosis occurs when liver cells die and scar tissue replaces them.
Congratulations if you are among the people taking medications or supplements more than Goofy takes vacations. Some drugs like cholesterol-lowering statins, antibiotics (remember that UTI?), anti-seizure medicines, anti-inflammatory medication such as Advil can wear out your liver over time (Note to self: Beware of using online pharmacy websites ).
The Million-Dollar Question: How Can I Normalize My Liver Enzymes?
Now for the juicy part! Though there’s no magic pill to say “abracadabra” and normalize those high-gravity readings by morning coffee – If only! With some lifestyle alterations alongside medical management and follow-ups with your doctor – we can get ahead in this race:
Say No To Booze & Yes To H^2O
Alcohol is a triple combination of beastly behaviour – it harms your liver, drains insurmountable energy levels and destroys relationships (#Facts). There’s nothing more important than breaking up with alcohol when dealing with elevated liver enzymes. Staying hydrated is crucial as well; consume at least two litres of water each day.
One specific fluid deserves its own subheading here:
Acknowledge Your Love Affair With Coffee!
Coffee alone isn’t an antidote but it lowers the risk associated elevating ALT / AST levels dramatically . Yay for these little brown beans coming to rescue our cranky internal organ buddies! As per recent studies effects of smoking heavily modify dynamics , so chances are lowering.
Cut Those Carbs
Trigger warning my friends; carbs… they have been choosy to deal with since time immemorial. One step towards reducing carbs intake helps prevent NAFLD significantly increases #motivationlevels while de-motivating ALT/AST scores from climbing further..Here’s what types shouldn’t make way into yours :
- Refined sugar
- High fructose corn syrup,
- Frizzy drinks
( Wink Coca Cola and Pepsi; that’s for you!)
Extract the Goodness of Green Vegetables
Green veggies such as broccoli or kale are chock-full of Vitamins B & C, fiber and other nutrients that help detoxify and regenerate liver cells. So pair this with our next section!
Stay On Top Of Eating Anti-Oxidant Rich Foods
Eat a rainbow! Including berries like blueberries, blackberries, pomegranate seeds will assist in reducing livers’ oxidative stress levels aiding those enzymes to reduce their elevation.
Exercise For Your Liver Health As Well As Overall
It’s hard to do math after staying up all night putting away shots at the club with good company. But one can agree when faced facing elevating enzyme level conditions some form exertion is necessary (#Except Body Shaming). Even modest exercise continuously as walking -can show tangible improvements to ALT / AST scores drastically overtime combined of course with verified diets.
Practices that slow down breathing rhythms – yoga perhaps? Control cortisol which helps promote liver health..so let your lazy self be given some energy boost from ancient Hindu practices.These activates also lower inflammation generally : benefitting mind-body-soul altogether .
Say No To Tobacco Sticks
When have they ever done anything good for anyone anyway? It’s not just carbon monoxide mucking things up (Ouch my asthma speaking) , but smoking alters normal physiological functioning especially expressed by mRNA situated genes in the metabolic system – which can further aggravate elevated levels.
Regular medical management is crucially critical here: your physician shall mandate frequent check-ups underlining every test came back alright should guard anxieties against recurrence . Meanwhile some last-minute quick fixes might include limiting intake of packaged goods like cakes or fats from meats. Your mission is simple: to make sure that all the aforementioned tips/terms go on right impacting road eventually leading #toNormalization.
Hey there, I’m Dane Raynor, and I’m all about sharing fascinating knowledge, news, and hot topics. I’m passionate about learning and have a knack for simplifying complex ideas. Let’s explore together!
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