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Are elevated ALT levels dangerous?

Are elevated ALT levels dangerous?

ALT: Alt elevated means the enzyme of liver leaking into your blood after liver cell damaged. You can see, if a lot of alt in your blood means your liver has been damage a lot. That is why very high level alt is dangerous. ...Read more

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


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What should I do if I have had elevated ALT levels for 10 years?

What should I do if I have had elevated ALT levels for 10 years?

See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Do you drink alcohol? If you do quit entirely and retest in three months. Have you been tested for hepatitis? Are you taking any drugs, prescriber or otherwise? ...Read more

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Elevated ALT levels and alkaline phosphatase direct bilirubin is .2 not very old only 18 gained about 30 pounds in 3 months what do these test mean?

Elevated ALT levels and alkaline phosphatase direct bilirubin is .2 not very old only 18 gained about 30 pounds in 3 months what do these test mean?

U R seriously sick: I see you are an 18 year old male taking "provigil", a stimulant prescribed for sleep apnea and narcolepsy and used illicitly to promote wakefulness. It can poison your liver and you need to talk with your physician about this. The fact that you've gotten fat in 3 months is very worrisome. Your doctor must rule hepatitis, hemochromatosis, wilson's, fatty liver and more in or out. ...Read more

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Elevated ALT levels for a year and a half. All hepatitis tests negative. Can injecting humira (adalimumab) cause elevated levels? Can injection into muscle cause?

Elevated ALT levels for a year and a half. All hepatitis tests negative. Can injecting humira (adalimumab) cause elevated levels? Can injection into muscle cause?

Yes: Skeletal muscle does contain ast and alt and really heavy-duty intramuscular injections can raise these values. Timing the lab draws might help rule this in or out. I trust that screens for hemochromatosis and wilson's also showed you are not affected; the metabolic syndrome may also raise these. I'm glad you're taking a proactive role toward your health & i wish you luck. ...Read more

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Little faeces for 3 days. Constipation and excessive gas. Could this be possibly related to the elevated ALT level (75U/L)? Other possibilities?

Little faeces for 3 days. Constipation and excessive gas. Could this be possibly related to the elevated ALT level (75U/L)? Other possibilities?

May be but unlikely: To address constipation, drink enough water to make your urine watery, take a fiber laxative or natural fiber like prunes. Regarding elevated ALT, if you drink alcohol, stop entirely, Do not take acetaminophen till elevated ALT is resolved. If you are overweight, try to lose weight. ...Read more

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I'm 8 weeks pregnant and my results came back with elevated ALT level 54 and lots of leukocysts in urine and a high WBC count. Is it a problem?

I'm 8 weeks pregnant and my results came back with elevated ALT level 54 and lots of leukocysts in urine and a high WBC count. Is it a problem?

No: The ast is normal. Leukocytes in urine may be coming from vaginal secretions unless the urine was collected in a clean midstream catch fashion. If there are really leukocytes in the urine that may be a problem which requires further investigation. ...Read more

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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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Could chronic appendicitis cause mildly elevated ALT enzyme levels?

Could chronic appendicitis cause mildly elevated ALT enzyme levels?

Not expected: I would not expect elevations in liver enzymes from chronic appendicitis. I would think liver insult from viruses or medications/alcohol. (tylenol (acetaminophen) (acetaminophen) by itself or tylenol (acetaminophen) + alcohol is even worse for liver). ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I have elevated ALT and cholesterol levels?

What do you recommend if I have elevated ALT and cholesterol levels?

How high is high?: Review your results w/your family doc or whoever ordered your tests. If you're overweight/obese or are apple-shaped w/waist greater than 35" in women & 40" in men, fatty liver could explain high ALT. Excess alcohol could too. And acetaminophen (Tylenol). If it's really high, greater than 3x upper limit of normal, then perhaps viral infection. Figure out & treat high ALT then focus on cholesterol. ...Read more