The increase in transaminases is a symptom that may indicate an inflammation or damage to the cells of the liver. If damaged, the liver may release amounts of transaminase (enzymes), in quantities higher than normal, into the bloodstream. In most cases the problem is only slight and temporary, but in some circumstances the increase in transaminases may be associated with more serious conditions, sometimes chronic liver disorder.


What kind of diseases can be associated with increased transaminases?

The following diseases may be associated with the increase in transaminases:

  • Food allergy
  • Calculations gallbladder
  • Celiac disease
  • Primary biliary cirrhosis
  • Liver cirrhosis
  • Hepatitis
  • Myocardial infarction
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Wilson disease
  • Mononucleosis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pre-eclampsia
  • Fatty liver
  • Liver cancer

Remember that this is not an exhaustive list and it is highly recommended to consult your doctor, in case of symptom’s persistence.


What is the therapy for increased transaminases?

In case of an increase in transaminases, it is important to identify the causes behind the condition and treat them appropriately. After detecting higher than normal levels of the liver enzyme, a doctor may prescribe more tests for a complete diagnosis from which they will set the possible therapy.


When is most likely to contact your doctor in case of increased transaminases?

If the doctor believes that an analysis of transaminase levels in the blood is necessary, only they can interpret the test results correctly.