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Liver Problems In Celiac
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I just got results from an nutrient absorption test. I discovered my liver is struggling. Does anyone have liver issues?

Fatigue

Easy bruising

Vitamin A, B, C deficiencies are three liver symptoms which I have.

My body was not tolerating nearly all of the foods I was eating. Would this cause liver overload?

The good news for me about the liver is that it has a great capacity to heal. I feel more inclined to be careful with my rotation diet as a result of this news. The liver probably needs a break to recover.

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Hi saved,

I had wonky liver enzyme levels on basic blood tests for several months. And fatigue, which is not uncommon with celiac disease. And bruising, but bruising could be attributed to malabsorbtion.

Ultimately, I was diagnosed with Systemic and Discoid Lupus.

I am not, repeat not, suggesting that you could have Lupus. But here is a reputable site to investigate if you are interested. http://www.lupus.org/webmodules/webarticlesnet/templates/new_learnunderstanding.aspx?articleid=2235&zoneid=523

It wouldn't hurt to take sun precautions like using 30+ sunscreen, wearing a hat, using a SPF 15 lip balm. That advice is good for anybody, even if you don't have celiac disease, any autoimmune disease or Lupus. Remember your ears and hairline, neck, hands, feet if you're wearing sandals in addition to where you normally remember to apply sunscreen.

Hope you feel much better soon, and wish you well.

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I had elevated liver enzymes at diagnosis which came down slowly over my first year gluten-free and have remained in good range ever since.

Another thing to watch is your supplements -- are you taking alot of herbal supplements? These can be tough on the liver.

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I had elevated liver enzymes at diagnosis which came down slowly over my first year gluten-free and have remained in good range ever since.

Another thing to watch is your supplements -- are you taking alot of herbal supplements? These can be tough on the liver.

Same here. I had elevated liver enzymes for years......until I was diagnosed and started the gluten-free diet. They are still normal. This is very common with Celiac Disease.

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My liver enzymes still fluctuate between normal and slightly elevated after over 7 years on the gluten-free diet. I had a work up 3 years ago--lots of blood work, ultrasound, endoscopy-- and the GI basically said it was "sprue related", as no other cause was found.

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I also have liver issues . I was diagnosed with gilbert's disease becasue of elevated level of unconjugated bilirubins. My liver enzyme levels were also all over the place. My GI doc said if my emzymes kept getting worse he would want to do a liver biopsy for liver disease as a precaution but he felt it was because of my celiacs. My enzyme are still off somewhat but not getting worse , and my bilirubins are still elevated. . The main thing is they are not getting worse.

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I also have liver issues . I was diagnosed with gilbert's disease becasue of elevated level of unconjugated bilirubins. My liver enzyme levels were also all over the place. My GI doc said if my emzymes kept getting worse he would want to do a liver biopsy for liver disease as a precaution but he felt it was because of my celiacs. My enzyme are still off somewhat but not getting worse , and my bilirubins are still elevated. . The main thing is they are not getting worse.

1956, I have also been diagnosed with Gilbert's, my bilirubin fluctuates as well as my enzymes. I was told by the doctor to be careful not to get dehydrated, as that would cause it to dip.

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1956, I have also been diagnosed with Gilbert's, my bilirubin fluctuates as well as my enzymes. I was told by the doctor to be careful not to get dehydrated, as that would cause it to dip.

becasue of the origin of gilberts I have always wondered about its involvement in celiacs..

I am very careful not to become dehydrated Also .I am very very careful with ANY vitamins and medications I take and I avoid additives and preservatives in my food ( as much as possaible )to be sure not to over tax my liver , My first sign that my bilirubins are elevated is that itch that most women would associated with an UTI and ( of course :P ) the yellow in my eyes. The jaundice is most allways there .

Once before my gilberts diagnoses My granddaughter ( who was 6 at the time) said to me " Grandma you look like a banana " and I said "what , what do you mean " and she said " You look like a banana , your yellow ". Was not funny then as I went to the ER but in retrospect it is quite funny :lol:

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Elevated liver enzymes are the reason I think new gluten-free'ers should avoid alcohol for the first 6 months. To give their livers the best chance to repair with less strain. Why make a bad situation worse or harder is my thinking. I am not just a prude. Or not only a prude? Something like that. :)

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