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A 42-year-old member asked:

my sgpt level is 308.0 and my sgot level is 118.0. how can i lower the enzyme levels?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Depends on cause: If you drink alcohol, stop entirely. If you are overweight, lose weight. If you are on medications, consult your doctor if those may be the cause. Did you get tested for hepatitis? if not, it may be useful.
Dr. Mary David
Dr. Mary David commented
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Also avoid acetaminophen and things that contain it.
Nov 4, 2014
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Need to know the: cause in order to determine the treatment. Alcohol, high doses of Tylenol, (acetaminophen) hepatitis, cirrhosis, CMV infection are among some of the possible causes.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

If my sgot is 157 and my sgpt is 76, what do I need to do to decrease the enzyme levels?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
Drinking?: That pattern is seen with alcohol intake, if not abuse. Repeat after 10 days of sobriety; numbers should be at least 50% better. Discuss with md to see if further evaluation is needed. Fat deposition in the liver from overweight, alcohol use can lead to chronic liver inflammation in a subset of patients, which can lead to cirrhosis.
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What do you suggest if my sgpt level is 308.0 and my sgot level is 118.0. what do I need to do to lower the enzyme levels?

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Dr. Lewis Hassell
Pathology 39 years experience
Liver damage: Thees are markers of liver damage, but don't tell the full story. You need to provide a full history of your risks (alcohol, toxins, metabolic state, exposures, etc.) and go from there to discover the likely cause of the damage so you can remove or treat it. In the interim, avoid things known to cause liver damage, like alcohol.
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A 25-year-old male asked:

Which enzyme is specifically raised in chronic alcoholics? AST OR ALT?

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Both: Classically described with a ratio of AST/ ALT of 2:1 both enzymes may be increased.

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