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what is the effect of high sgpt & sgot in blood and what is the medicine for lowering the same.?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Liver enzymes: Sgpt/sgot (ast/alt) are liver enzymes which become elevated when liver cells are damaged. Non trending elevations up to about 3 times upper limit of normal - are fairly nonspecific. Above that level there is most certainly something amiss with the liver which needs focussed investigation extremely high levels - in the thousands - are generally associated with severe toxicity or viral hepatitis.

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