Welcome to the forum. Some members may have experience with the elevated liver enzymes. I have had tests, but thankfully no problem. My naturopathic doctor is very good at interpreting these kind of tests. I'm not sure of what 'dangerously high' means though. One thing I've realized is that the liver enzyme test is kind of like blood pressure tests. It requires a couple or few to really determine the true readings. The elevated enzymes readings is only a symptom. Here are my thoughts.
There are a number of things that can cause a temporary rise in liver enzymes such as medications, including common over the counter ones like ibuprofen, or even heavy exercise. Cholesterol medications can be hard on the liver too. Because some of the causes are temporary, the doctor should test again in several months.
ALT and AST enzymes are released when there is damage to the liver cells. Low levels can be normal or signs of malnutrition, urinary tract infections, even diabetes. This test is difficult to tell with just results of those enzymes.
I'm not downplaying the test. GGT is another enzyme that can indicate actual damage. Hard to tell. Do you trust her doctor to interpret the test?
If there is inflammation, milk thistle would be very good.
Here is what the Mayo Clinic has to say.
Elevated liver enzymes may indicate inflammation or damage to cells in the liver. Inflamed or injured liver cells leak higher than normal amounts of certain chemicals, including liver enzymes, into the bloodstream, which can result in elevated liver enzymes on blood tests.
The specific elevated liver enzymes most commonly found are:
Elevated liver enzymes may be discovered during routine blood testing. In most cases, liver enzyme levels are only mildly and temporarily elevated. Most of the time, elevated liver enzymes don't signal a chronic, serious liver problem.
- Alanine transaminase (ALT)
- Aspartate transaminase (AST)