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i am ill from long periods of time. i have alt problem. now at this time i am taking ursodeoxycholic acid and silymarin but my health does not improv?

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Dr. Philip Miller
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GI consultation: You will need evaluation by a GI specialist to include ultrasound and hepatitis profiling. You did not mention any specific health problems; however, elevated ALT requires ongoing evaluation.
Dr. Mohammad Khan
Pediatrics 30 years experience
ALT problem: It is not clear from your question, but I suppose you have problem with liver and hepatitis. If yes, you need exact diagnosis and specific treatment by a liver specialist (hematologist)

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What does a high sgpt level indicate?

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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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A 36-year-old member asked:

Can you take ursodeoxycholic acid with fluxotene?

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Dr. Michael Dugan
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Yes: Shouldn't be an issue.

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