A 19-year-old male asked:
my sgpt(alt) is 89 where ref. range is (0-45), and my sgot(alt) is 116 where ref. range is (0-35) what does this mean, and what are the threats?
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Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Elevated liver enzym: The pattern of the elevation may suggest non liver parenchmal conditions like bilary conditions and alcoholism and less likely hepatitis. However further test are needed for full evaluation.
A 25-year-old member asked:
How can you lower your sgpt and sgot levels?
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Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Address the reason: Stgp (= alt = alanine aminotransferase) & SGOT (=ast =aspartate aminotransferase), are commonly elevated in liver disease (sometimes muscle disease or other). If high, this suggests liver injury and it is important to treat underlying reasons. I tell my patients to stop alcohol and nutritional supplements as first step in finding out the reason for the elevation. Further workup may be needed.
A 38-year-old member asked:
How can you normalize sgpt and sgot results?
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Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Why are they up?: Elevated liver enzymes (sgpt, sgot, also called AST and alt) are signs of inflammation in the liver, but they do not tell you the cause. The treatment will depend on the cause. A few of the common causes are overuse of alcohol. Being overweight, certain medications, infections, autoimmune diseases, and metabolic diseases (copper or iron storage diseases). Further investigation is needed.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Can I trust the results of my tibc, alt(sgpt), ast(sgot) if it states afterwards hemolyzed result may be affected, and what would have caused it?
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Family Medicine 24 years experience
No: Any hemolyzed sample has sat at the lab or office too long, and the red blood cells have broken apart, releasing their contents. Any reading from such a sample is suspect, and should be repeated.
A 38-year-old member asked:
What is the meaning of ALT and AST (sgot) tests?
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Internal Medicine 50 years experience
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 as a viral illness, mononucleosis, alcohol toxic effects, obesity or diabetes causing fatty infiltration in liver, adverse drug effects from a variety of medications...
A 39-year-old member asked:
How can I lower levels of AST (sgot) and ALT (sgpt)?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Internal medicine 37 years experience
Depends on the cause: Sgot and SGPT are liver enzymes. Lowering them depends on the cause of the elevation. Some medications can cause the elevation and stopping the medications will result in normalizing them. Alcohol, gallstones, infections (mono, hepatitis), and other liver toxins can also cause elevated liver enzymes.
Last updated Oct 17, 2017
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