why would liver enzymes be high?

Can liver enzymes be elevated for no reason?
The most common causes of elevated transaminase levels are nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and alcoholic liver disease. Uncommon causes include drug-induced liver injury, hepatitis B and C, and hereditary hemochromatosis. Rare causes include alpha 1 -antitrypsin deficiency, autoimmune hepatitis, and Wilson disease. Dec 1, 2017
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What can happen if your liver enzymes are too high?
High levels of liver enzymes and other chemicals in the blood might mean that you have hepatitis, liver disease or cirrhosis. Signs of hepatitis include stools that are pale in color, fatigue, pain or swelling in the abdomen, and jaundice. Dec 27, 2017
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What foods can cause your liver enzymes to be high?
Alcohol. Alcohol is a major cause of fatty liver disease as well as other liver diseases.
Added sugar. Stay away from sugary foods such as candy, cookies, sodas, and fruit juices. ...
Fried foods. These are high in fat and calories.
Salt. ...
White bread, rice, and pasta. ...
Red meat.
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Why would liver enzymes be elevated?
Elevated liver enzymes often indicate inflammation or damage to cells in the liver. Inflamed or injured liver cells leak higher than normal amounts of certain chemicals, including liver enzymes, into the bloodstream, elevating liver enzymes on blood tests. Aug 30, 2005
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