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Factors That Increase Sgpt And Sgot
Liver inflammation: Elevated levels suggest inflammation of the liver from fatty infiltration, alcohol use or infection. Most cases come from fatty liver big you are overweight you need to lose weight. I recommend Take Shape for Life because it's safe and I've used it successfully for years. If you drink consider going to AA to help you stop. ...Read more
Depends on cause: Elevated liver enzymes reflect liver cell injury and the consquences depend on the cause. It may due to self-limited viral infection, alochol intake, side effect of drugs, result of chronic hepatitis etc. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/liver-problems/ds01133. ...Read more
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
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
Hi what causes high GGT, AST and ALT? No hepatitis and don't drink alcohol or do drugs any relations to high LDL and high triglycerides?
Not sure.: Roy, there are entire text books written about what causes abnormal liver tests. There could be many different possibilities. If your liver tests are abnormal, the minimum that you need is a repeat of the tests in 1 to 2 months. If they are still elevated, then further evaluation will be necessary. Be sure to follow up with your doctor. Do not ignore this. Good luck. ...Read more
Drinking: Drinking alcohol raises these markers a whole lot more than smoking. Being overweight can also result in elevated levels. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: Sgot and SGPT are liver enzymes. Lowering them depends on the cause of the elevation. Some medications can cause the elevation and stopping the medications will result in normalizing them. Alcohol, gallstones, infections (mono, hepatitis), and other liver toxins can also cause elevated liver enzymes. ...Read more
I'm 28 and no cholesterol. But have fatty liver and sgpt sgot both high. What will be the reason?
Fatty liver.: Those with a fatty liver should generally limit fat intake, limit alcohol intake and lose weight (if there's weight to lose) via proper diet and regular exercise. That being said, it would be OK to treat yourself to a fatty meal every once in a while, meaning once a week or two. Realize that all meals will have some fat in them, so it's not like you're completely avoiding fat otherwise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: In general, smoking is not the cause of elevated liver enzymes. In your medical history I see you have a diagnosis of fatty liver. That is the likely cause of elevated liver enzymes. Other things to consider include infectious hepatitis, alcohol, toxins, tumors, and bile duct abnormalities. ...Read more
Sir which high enzyme levels indicate significant liver damage due to alcohol? GGT levels or SGPT or SGOT levels..
SGOT / SGPT: These are better markers for damage. SGPT 38, SGOT 28 are not concerning though they're higher than most young men's. Some men run a high GGT even if they don't drink and this shouldn't be taken as proving anything. If you're drinking daily, this might be a good time to cut way back -- who really needs to be doing this? ...Read more
High ALT...: Elevated alt can be caused by hundreds of conditions. Acute HIV infection is one of them. Other viruses, medications, inflammation, and alcohol are much more common causes. If you are concerned about hiv, very good testing is available. In fact, you can now test yourself for HIV at home using a kit obtained from drug stores without a prescription. ...Read more
That' a good thing: The standard lipid panel measures levels of blood cholesterol and triglycerides (tg). These lipids are carried in the circulation by various lipoprotein particles. Tg is used to estimate vldl concentration, while the cholesterol carried in LDL and HDL (ldl-c and hdl-c) is used to estimate LDL and HDL particle concentrations. High HDL is commonly associated with lower heart disease risk. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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