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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Liver injury: Liver enzymes such as ALT are elevated due to injury to liver cells. If you drink alcohol, stop entirely. You may need to be evaluated for hepatitis a ... Read More

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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
This is serious: Most folks run 20 or under and the reference range top is probably 40. Listen, friend. You'll have this repeated after two week off medication and alc ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Liver damage: Ast and alt are liver enzymes that are released into the blood if liver cell are damaged. The commonest cause is alcohol intake.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
50 years experience Internal Medicine
Possibly fatty liver: Triglycerides are very long chains of repeated fatty acid molecules, that are intermediary products of fat and carbohydrate metabolism. They function ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Layth Maolood
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Immunity: Most people now are vaccinated against hep b which causes an elevated hep b s about. This indicates immunity. In a unimmunized person this means prior ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
50 years experience Internal Medicine
Liver function tests: Alt and ast, prior noted as SGOT and sgpt, are part of a group of enzyme known as transaminases. They rise if something is inflaming the liver, such a ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ng
31 years experience Family Medicine
Time to see your doc: Fasting blood sugar = high means you could be already developing diabetes. High chol, high LDL means you already have hypercholesterolemia and may n ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Liver damage: Sir, your liver is very sick. If you do not stop drinking alcohol and taking any other thing that may be bad for the liver you will die. It is time t ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
35 years experience Gastroenterology
Anemia : It is impossible to interpret these findings without seeing all of your lab results, but the fact that your hematocrit is low means you are anemic and ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Clinical context: All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. There ... Read More

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