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Dear sir , i am 26 , not alcoholic. my sgpt is 116 u/l and sgot 49.50 u/l.alkaline phosphate is 199 iu/l. what does it means , how will it harm me. a?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Find the cause : Your physician will rule in/out meds, hepatitis b and C, hemochromatosis, Wilson's and autoimmune hepatitis. Your body may simply be asking for more exercise. No alcohol till we get this puzzled out.
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
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In spite of what anybody else may tell you, the situation is serious and if it is not addressed within a few months, your health may be ruined. You may be retested off alcohol / meds, and if still high, serious disease must be ruled out, basically as I've outlined. If he/she isn't doing this, insist on a consult.
Jul 16, 2015
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
See below: These could mean two things most likely. First, were you fasting for the blood test? If so, these numbers will normally be a little high. I would recommend re-checking them in 1-2 months when not fasting. Second, depending on your diet, you could have early fatty liver disease. To mitigate this, reduce dairy, fats, sweets, etc. - e.g. parantha, ghee, cream, whole milk, sweets, etc.
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Not harm, a warning: The elevated enzymes themselves will not harm you. But this often signals serious underlying disease. If you have smoldering hepatitis B or C, your life will be short and end unpleasantly. If you have undiagnosed hemochromatosis, it will kill you; death from missed Wilson's is even more brutal. All of these are treatable. Or the test may simply mean you need more exercise. Get it sorted out.
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Last updated Jul 17, 2015

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