Asked by: Hilton Herrmany
asked in category: General Last Updated: 18th June, 2020

Is CK a liver enzyme?

An enzyme called GGT or gamma-GT (gamma-glutamyltransferase, also gamma-glutamyltranspeptidase) is found in the liver but not in the muscles. CK (creatine kinase), also called CPK (creatine phosphokinase), is only found in the heart, skeletal muscles and brain.

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Similarly one may ask, what does a high CK level mean?

The muscle cells in your body need CK to function. Levels of CK can rise after a heart attack, skeletal muscle injury, strenuous exercise, or drinking too much alcohol, and from taking certain medicines or supplements. If this test shows that your CK levels are high, you may have muscle or heart damage.

Secondly, what would make liver enzymes high? Certain diseases or situations can cause a rise in liver enzymes, including: Fatty liver disease (a buildup of certain fats in the liver) Metabolic syndrome (a collection of heart disease risk factors that increase the chance of developing heart disease, stroke, and diabetes)

what diseases cause high CK levels?

Increased CK may be seen with, for example:

  • Recent crush and compression muscle injuries, trauma, burns, and electrocution.
  • Inherited myopathies, such as muscular dystrophy.
  • Hormonal (endocrine) disorders, such as thyroid disorders, Addison disease or Cushing disease.
  • Strenuous exercise.
  • Prolonged surgeries.
  • Seizures.

What level of ALT is dangerous?

A low level of ALT in the blood is expected and is normal. Liver disease is the most common reason for higher than normal levels of ALT. Very high levels of ALT (more than 10 times normal) are usually due to acute hepatitis, sometimes due to a viral hepatitis infection.

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