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A 35-year-old male asked:

My sgpt level is 66 , is it dangerous?

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Mild: Sgpt or serum glutamic-pyruvic transaminase also known as alt is one of your liver enzymes that is commonly measured on standard labs. Upper limit of normal on most labs is aroung 40 so 66 is a mild elevation that can be due to multiple things: virus, medications, alcohol, even vigorous activity. I would not get to worried about this, but probably worth getting repeat labs in 6 months or so.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
No: Your sgpt, also called alt, is slightly elevated and by itself not dangerous. Do you drink? How much? Have you been tested for hepatitis? It would be prudent to discuss it with your doctor at your next visit. In the meantime, refrain from alcohol and tylenol (acetaminophen).
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Provided original answer
Your blood sugar levels suggest insulin resistance and you may need a glucose tolerance test to determine if you have diabetes. As a first step you may get a hemoglobin A1c level. Are you overweight, if even a little bit, it would be good to loose about 10% body weight and start doing exercise regularly, start with walking briskly for about half hour each day. Please discuss all these issues with your doctor.
Aug 28, 2012
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
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Losing weight is easier said than done, however, you need to reduce what you eat by about half and start exercising. As I said, it is not easy, but there is no substitute either.
Aug 21, 2014

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Dr. Robert Rahimi
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Concern not dangerou: Sgpt is the same as alt, a "liver enzyme". It can be due to a number of causes like fatty liver disease (very common now a days) or inflammation from viral hepatitis, metabolic, alcohol, autoimmune disorders, medications, etc. Without knowing more, i wouldn't say it is dangerous, but a concern so i would seek consultation from a liver specialist as to discuss further on what the next steps are.

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