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what is considered a high ggt level

A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
No such thing: There is no medicine for liver without a diagnosis of the cause of the liver sickness. An elevated GGT is a symptom not a diagnosis.
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Dr. Ravi Srivastava
35 years experience Addiction Medicine
Quit alcohol!: High GGT levels are caused by recent high intake of alcohol or certain medicines that are toxic to the liver. It returns to normal quickly after stop ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
A warning: This can be due to anything from drinking too much, not exercising enough, or being allergic to iboprofen all the way to chronic viral hepatitis, hemo ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Liver injury: Ggt is a sensitive indicator of liver injury. If you take alcohol, avoid it entirely for 3-4 weeks and re do the test. What were your other liver func ... Read More
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Big picture: Some people have a gene that causes elevated GGT in folks who are otherwise healthy. Occasionally I have to reassure employers that these people aren ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Usually alcohol: Alcohol intake is the usual casue of elevated ggt. Abstain from alochol for a couple of months and retest.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
30 years experience Gastroenterology
Possibly meds: Commonly GGTP is elevated due to medication use and occasionally alcohol. If the remainder of your liver function tests are normal and you are feelin ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
May just be you: That's high for the lab, I trust? About one person in 1000 always runs a way-high GGT. It's genetic. These folks get accused of being drunks. You're n ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olivia Liao
30 years experience Ophthalmology
False positive: This number can often be high without any reason. If the your ordering physician thinks this is not a false positive he or she will take the work up f ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Too Broad: Liver inflammation is caused by infection, obesity, genetics, drug interactions, alcohol use, and cancers. There are dozens of possibilities and furt ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Liver inflammation: It means you may have inflammation of your liver. The causes are many.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elvira Klause
27 years experience General Surgery
GGT nonspecific enzy: An elevated GGT level suggests that something is damaging the liver but does not indicate specifically what. Could be from liver, pancreas even heart ... Read More
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