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what is sgot

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Dr. Binny Koshy
24 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Liver: It's a liver enzymes. Can be elevated in liver disease or use of certain medications.
Answered on Sep 15, 2013
Dr. Janice Alexander
42 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Liver enzyme.: Sgot is one of the liver enzyme markers . This transaminase is elevated when the liver is irritated by disease, infection, or with certain medications.
Answered on May 7, 2015
Dr. Marsha Davis
28 years experience Internal Medicine
A liver enzyme: Also known as ast. It is usually also measured with alt . If ast is elevated out of proportion to other liver enzymes it is typical of alcohol abuse. Liver enzymes go up wi things that cause liver irritation.
Answered on Jun 9, 2015

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Dr. Richard Perlman
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Liver enzymes: Sgot and SGPT are liver enzymes. When liver cells are damaged, these enzymes are released into the blood and can be detected by blood tests. There are ... Read More
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Two enzymes: If they're high in the blood, they've often leaked from injured liver cells. They're not dangerous by themselves, but they mean the cause needs to be ... Read More
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Your Dr's call: Methotrexate can raise SGOT as it's rough on the liver --. Whoever is prescribing it knows how to weigh the benefits in treating psoriasis against the ... Read More
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Dr. Claire Sutton
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Depends on cause: If elevated SGOT is due to alcohol then stop drinking. If a medication has caused it then your physician will decide if the med needs to be decreased ... Read More
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