DH went to the doctor a couple of weeks ago regarding an irregular heartbeat that had been going on for a couple of months. For starters, the doctor ordered a complete blood analysis. Interestingly, between the time of the blood draw and receiving the results, the irregular heartbeat seemed to clear up spontaneously.
However, the bloodwork shows elevated AST and ALT enzymes, as well as an elevated bilirubin count. The AST was minimally elevated, but the ALT was double the maximum acceptable. (I think I've got those right--I don't have test results in front of me. The one that's double is the one that's supposed to be most indicative of actual liver damage.) His bilirubin count was also about 50% higher than the maximum. Hepatitis B and C have been ruled out, test isn't back yet for Hepatitis A, but no reason to think he might have it, other than this test.
He doesn't drink--never has. His triglycerides are 75, cholesterol ratio 3.5:1, within normal weight, no indications of diabetes, etc. His blood work was all done after a 10-hour fast, although he did apparently take his handful of supplements about 8 hours before going in. (He didn't check with me first! )
I know there are doctors and nutritionists out there. Anyone have any ideas? He has a follow-up appointment on Feb. 12, but may drive me crazy before then!