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Sgpt (Definition)

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


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ALT was 130 a month ago. Recently retested and it's 34. Is this something to worry about?

ALT was 130 a month ago. Recently retested and it's 34. Is this something to worry about?

Many causes: ALT goes up for many causes. Since 130 is pretty high it would be good for you to get tested just to make sure you do not have hepatitis B and C. Avoiding alcohol and excessive tylenol would also be a good idea. It says that your US was abnormal and that would need follow up as wel. ...Read more

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My brother is 35, he has increased ALT levels 100, he has gained weight in 6 months & was on a junk diet for last 3 months. Rx? Advise diet too please

My brother is 35, he has increased ALT levels 100, he has gained weight in 6 months & was on a junk diet for last 3 months. Rx? Advise diet too please

Diet and exercise: He needs to change his diet, increased in liver enzymes in this case could be an indication of fatty liver. More than a diet is a change in lifestyle. The diet would be less processed food and more fresh foods like vegetables, fruits, whole grains, beans, meat with no fat, chicken without skin and no fried, everything baked, broil or grilled, dairy products 1% or fat free. www.choosemyplate.gov. ...Read more

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My isolated ALT of unknown went from 61, to 101 in two weeks, now 4 weeks later down to 75 is this a sign things are on the mend whatever's wrong?

My isolated ALT of unknown went from 61, to 101 in two weeks, now 4 weeks later down to 75 is this a sign things are on the mend whatever's wrong?

The trend : Is good.Be sure that it goes to normal and discus the ramifications of even a transient abnormal liver test with your doctor.All baby boomers ( born from 1945-1965) should be tested once for hepatitis c, a common cause of mildly and transient elevated liver tests, however , a mild virus ( like a cold) can also do this. ...Read more

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What implications does minimally elevated ALT have on my health?

What implications does minimally elevated ALT have on my health?

Just a warning: Labs are meaningless apart from the person. You might be allergic to the medicine you're taking; you might be drinking more than your liver likes. If two weeks off meds and alcohol doesn't drop the alt (and most folks' alt's are way below reference range top), you'll get a workup for chronic hepatitis, hemochromatosis and a few other nasty things. If okay, an exercise rx is likely. ...Read more

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What is the risk of having high ALT (sgpt)? Is 45 okay?

What is the risk of having high ALT (sgpt)? Is 45 okay?

Not okay: It's a warning. It may be nothing more than your liver asking for you to go get more exercise. You may be sensitive to ibuprofen and took some. It may be a warning of smoldering hepatitis, autoimmune disease, Wilson's, hemochromatosis, or medication allergy that's waiting to kill you if untreated. Your physician knows the workup. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Hi, My ALT/SGPT count is56 and the range specified is 0-37. Is there any problem? Please help. Thank you.

Hi,
My ALT/SGPT count is56 and the range specified is 0-37. Is there any problem?
Please help.
Thank you.

Mildly elevated: If you drink alcohol, stop entirely and repeat the test in about 6 months. If you are taking any medication, discuss that with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is an ALT score?

What is an ALT score?

ALT: Alanine aminotransferase (ALT) is a liver function test that can be used to assess for liver damage/ disease. ...Read more

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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