Liver enzymes are normal proteins found in the liver cells and are not found in other parts of the body. They shouldn’t be in the bloodstream. Thus, if you have elevated liver enzymes, it is a sign that your liver cells have broken down and spilled their contents into the blood.
This can happen in different forms of hepatitis, including infectious hepatitis (hepatitis A, B, or C), autoimmune hepatitis, drug-induced hepatitis, fatty liver disease, cirrhosis, and other conditions not directly associated with the liver, such as celiac disease.
It is essential to have a precise diagnosis of the condition before starting your treatment, and it is sometimes possible to prevent hepatitis through lifestyle changes (a healthy eating pattern and frequent exercise).