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    Liver Function Tests

    What are Liver Function Tests? Well actually, although the name would imply otherwise, these tests don’t actually assess liver function.  What they actually measure is liver damage.  Liver function tests measure enzymes that are produced by the liver.  When liver cells are injured or damaged as in hepatitis or cirrhosis, higher amounts of these enzymes are released into the bloodstream. Do Normal Liver Function Tests Mean Your Liver is Functioning Normally? No.  Normal liver function tests only mean that there is nothing damaging the cells of your liver.  They are not an indicator that your liver is working optimally to process waste, pollution, pesticides and hormones. What Affects Liver Function?…

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