Elevated liver enzymes

5. Other causes of elevated liver enzymes

There are many other causes of elevated liver enzymes. For example, you could have a multi-organ failure due to decompensation in type 2 diabetes, which usually happens to late-stage patients and the elderly.

An elevation of liver enzymes can also happen in patients with celiac disease because of the inflammatory process that is part of the disease. A small percentage of patients with celiac disease have extra-intestinal symptoms, such as fatigue, weight loss, and bone pain. The most common extra-intestinal symptom is diarrhea, and the liver can also be involved.

The third cause of elevated liver enzymes worth considering is drug-induced hepatotoxicity. In other words, consuming drugs harmful to your liver or a high dose of a given medicine for a very long period.