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A 35-year-old member asked:

is there any effect if sgot sgpt are high for a prolonged period?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Depends on the cause: Alcohol is the commonest cause of elevated liver enzymes, drugs being an other cause. Both can cause liver damage if the exposure is persistent. Please consult your doctor to see why your liver enzymes are elevated.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

Is there any effect if sgot sgpt are high for a long time?

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Dr. Barry Kahn
Pathology 31 years experience
Yes: Elevated SGOT and SGPT are indicators of liver cell damage and can be elevated in many liver diseases, including hepatitis. Depending on how elevated they are, it would be important to confirm the presence of liver disease and to further define the type of disease, possibly through a liver biopsy.
A 33-year-old male asked:

Alkaline, direct test AST (sgot)and ALT (sgpt) high levvel its test report so what we do. And what we eat .

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Comply: Glad you're off meds. No alcohol either. The level of ast that you give is actually okay for some men, especially of african descent, and it may be fine. You'll get checked for hepatitis b and c, wilson's, hemochromatosis, autoimmune hepatitis. This would be a great time to get back into a fitness-focused lifestyle. Best wishes.
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A 43-year-old male asked:

My sgot and sgpt is high. I m not alcolic...Pecribe medicine?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Find cause : There is no medicine for liver inflammation. First the cause of the problem has to be identified. It could be an infection, cancer, obesity, or toxic reaction to medications.

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