Breaking Down 7 Reasons for a High Liver Enzyme Count

2. Heart Failure

This is a more concerning cause of a high enzyme count, because it means your heart isn’t pumping blood the way it should be, notes the Mayo Clinic. Certain conditions – such as coronary artery disease – can stress the heart and make it too weak to pump efficiently, notes the source.

“Not all conditions that lead to heart failure can be reversed, but treatments can improve the signs and symptoms of heart failure and help you live longer,” it adds. While the doctor may be able to trace the cause of your heart problems (such as congestive heart failure), elevated liver enzymes aren’t always traced to the heart.

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