joined the medical college and my father who has always been alright
in even the hardest summers ....but recently....in these summers,
while he was taking a homeopathic medicine for enlarged prostrate.........and
the homeo doc increased the potency or something.....he got jaundice.....
Following is the report for LFT (liver function test):
Serum total bilirubin: 206---- (normal:2-17 u/l)
ALT: 2394------ (normal: males-upto 42 u/l)
alkaline phosphatase: 419----- (normal in adults: 132-365)
albumin: 42-(normal: 35-50g/l).
if anyone can help to diagnose the exact problem or at least signify
the type of hepatitis.
note that the blood cp and urine culture reports are showing everything
ok, but a few wbcs (white blood cells) were detected in the urine....and
the specific gravity of the urine sample was 1018.
is the discoloration of body tissues caused by abnormally high levels
levels greater than 3mg/dl usually produce jaundice. Once the jaundice
is recognized clinically, it is important to determine whether the
increased bilirubin level is prehepatic or posthepatic jaundice.
in unconjugated bilirubin indicates prehepatic or hepatic jaundice
and is treated medically, whereas a rise in conjugated bilirubin indicates
posthepatic jaundice a condition that may require bile duct surgery
or therapeutic endoscopy.
aminotransferase (ALT) test is done to:
liver disease, especially cirrhosis and hepatitis caused by alcohol,
drugs, or viruses.
-Help check for liver damage.
-Find out whether jaundice was caused by a blood disorder or liver
high levels of ALT or alanine aminotransferase may be caused by:
or severe liver damage, such as viral hepatitis.
-Exposure to carbon tetrachloride.
-Decay of a large tumor (necrosis).
Alkaline phosphatase (ALP) levels can show that the bile ducts are
of white blood cells or bacteria in the urine is considered abnormal
and may suggest a urinary tract infection such as, bladder infection
(cystitis) and infection of kidney (pyelonephritis).
specific gravity normal values are between 1.002 to 1.028.