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Dr. Dan Fisher
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Sgpt ALT level at 39 , could you please advise if this level is high or what measures are in place to bring this to normal conditions.

Sgpt ALT level at 39 , could you please advise if this level is high or what measures are in place to bring this to normal conditions.

Sounds normal: This is either normal or very close to normal depending upon your lab. In either case it is not elevated enough to pay any attention to unless you have serious signs and symptoms of liver disease. Ast and alt are not "managed" to any goal. Simply avoid liver toxins such as excessive alcohol, and certain medications such as Methotrexate and acetaminophen. ...Read more

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Liver enzyme that has a metabolic function, its elevated when ...Read more


Dr. Diane Minich
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Sgpt ALT level at 39 my age 35 , could you please advise if this level is high or what measures are in place to bring this to normal conditions.

Sgpt ALT level at 39 my age 35 , could you please advise if this level is high or what measures are in place to bring this to normal conditions.

Depending on normal: values for your lab ot is either normal or slightly elevated. Avoid alcohol or tylemol and follow up with your doctor as they have all the information on this and the rest of your blood tests. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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I have high levels of triglycerid and ALT (sgpt) and AST (sgot). What does this mean?

I have high levels of triglycerid and ALT (sgpt) and AST (sgot). What does this mean?

Possibly fatty liver: Triglycerides are very long chains of repeated fatty acid molecules, that are intermediary products of fat and carbohydrate metabolism. They function as building blocks for various parts of the cell. When they are elevated, it may be genetics, diet, fat intake, or overweight condition all at play. Alt & ast are liver enzymes. In this case, the most likely meaning is fatty liver. ...Read more

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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
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Is an elevated ALT (sgpt) level of 76 (reference range: 0-44) a cause for concern?

Is an elevated ALT (sgpt) level of 76 (reference range: 0-44) a cause for concern?

Yes: Need more of the other transaminases to advise. However isolated or more elevated alt may indicate liver injury your doctor may check you for hepatitis and review your medications. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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I have elevated levels of ALT (sgpt) and AST (sgot). What does that mean?

I have elevated levels of ALT (sgpt) and AST (sgot). What does that mean?

Liver function tests: Alt and ast, prior noted as SGOT and sgpt, are part of a group of enzyme known as transaminases. They rise if something is inflaming the liver, such as a viral illness, mononucleosis, alcohol toxic effects, obesity or diabetes causing fatty infiltration in liver, adverse drug effects from a variety of medications... ...Read more

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Dr. Frank Pancotto
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Dr. Charles Cattano
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What natural therapies can reduce my elevated liver enzyme ALT (sgpt) level?

Don't mess w/ liver: There are 2 kinds of liver enzyme abnormalities--that signal disease of the liver cells or of the bile ducts.Abnormal liver tests may reflect fatty liver, too much alcohol, toxic exposure, occupational exposures, lot's of viral infections, metabolic problems, familial liver diseases, problems with gallbladder, bile ducts, & pancreas. What are you treating with "natural therapy"? Best to find out! ...Read more

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What does a high sgpt level indicate?

What does a high sgpt level indicate?

Liver inflammation: Sgpt is one of the enzymes (the other related one being sgot) produced as part of liver metabolism. If either are high, this indicates some problem with the liver causing inflammation such as alcohol, infection, gallstones, viral hepatitis, or a great many other things. Many times this is temporary but if your doctor discovers this, (s)he will follow up to make sure it normalizes. ...Read more

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