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A 25-year-old male asked:

I just got blood work done and noticed my bilirubin and alt level were slightly elevated. alt 48u/l & bilirubin, total 1.9mg/dl. should i be concerned my this and what should i do to reduce it?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Not necessarily a problem at this point, but you could ask about Gilbert's syndrome. If you drink alcohol or use recreational drugs, one or the other may affect liver function, and could be stopped for 60 days, and blood studies repeated. Discuss all of this with the doctor who ordered the blood studies. No urgent action needed currently but glad you are proactive.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Agree with Dr. Mechanic: If you drink alcohol, stop entirely, do not take acetaminophen. Do not take any street drugs. Discuss it with your doctor and retest in 3-6 months. For healthy diet: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/., exercise 30 minutes/day, drink enough water daily so your urine is mostly colorless, have safe sex, no tobacco alcohol weed or street drugs. Get HPV and Covid vaccines.

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