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Food To Eat To Lower Sgpt Of Liver
May father aged 57 liver test says sgpt/ast as 64 and sgpt/alt as 85...What precautions and food should be consumed?
Check with physician: These numbers alone are not far out of the normal range. That being said and not knowing any other information about the patient, it would be best if your father would see a physician to determine if he needs any treatment or other guidelines for his liver and his general health. ...Read more
This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more
I'm 36.Suffering from Indigestion, acidity. Often acidic food comes up after few hrs of eating, with freq burping & gas. PPI relieves but re-occurs if stopped. Mild heartbn. SGPT/SGOT/Bilirubin slight high. Mild fatty liver. Pancreas profile OK. Is it CA?
Please see your Primary doctor as soon as you can. He/she will go through your issues, examine you, and order labs.
If your doctor is comfortable with the results that came back from testing, relax.
If you are not comfortable please have a family or friend refer you to a different doctor.
Please keep me posted. ...Read more
One of the causes: There ate numerous causes of high sgpt: a biochemical marker if liver inflammation. Gpt is only one of these. Others need to be checked, e.g. Sgot, alkaline phosphatase, bilirubin, others. These, in context of history, physical exam, and maybe other tests, sonogram of other imaging, or liver biopsy can confirm diagnosis. Meds, drugs, infections, tumors, other, can raise got. ...Read more
Male 28yr old had Hepatitis A in end of last December. All test level decrease but sgpt at 50 and gamma at 90. Recent USG shows liver at 16.1. Worry?
Hep A prognosis: 85 % of hepatitis A infected individuals will have full recovery in 3 months and almost all will have full recovery in 6 months. Your case which happened 6 months ago and liver enzymes are now normal should have good prognosis. Jaundice and hepatomegaly are most common clinical findings so your liver may still enlarged. Take care and good luck!!! . ...Read more
My sgpt 69 and my sgot 220...i take alcohol and smoke heavily... Does the results mean I have liver problems... How to decrease my sgpt and sgot level?
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. Having said that, alcohol is the cause of bad lab results. Alcohol and tobacco are bad individually and they are more than twice as bad together.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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, if you have sex. ...Read more
My ALT (SGPT) is 119, liver is slightly fatty & enlarged. Age 36, weight 80 kg, Height 5'6''. Have diabetes type 2. How can I lower my ALT level?
Does lower SGOT (AST) and SGPT (ALT) levels (10 and 14 respectively) means weaker liver function? What is the average number of these hormones in blood?
Not necessarily: Liver function is mainly looked at through total protein, albumin, international normalized ratio levels, which are proteins that the liver produces to help other parts of the body-if they are consistently low then it can suggest liver dysfunction or under functioning. AST and ALT are markers also, but not as specific for liver dysfunction as the above mentioned. ...Read more
I got blood test done, SGPT ALT=48 (range 10-40), and GOT AST=30 (range is 15-40), I do not drink alcohol, eat healthy, is this liver disease?
One of many tests: Sgpt/alt is one of the many markers of liver function. Level of 41 is near normal, but that does not mean that your liver is normal since there are many different disorder affecting the liver that may not raise sgpt. All lab 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. ...Read more
Elevated LFT: Yes, your alt is elevated. However, based on one time measurement, it is hard to tell whether it is a random elevation or it is a chronic liver problem. I usually repeat alt and ast (SGOT) within the next 6 months. If still elevated, then I recur to chronic viral hepatitis panel to rule out hep. B/c. If that is negative, I do other bloodwork and get a liver ultrasound. ...Read more
This is serious: Most folks run 20 or under and the reference range top is probably 40. Listen, friend. You'll have this repeated after two week off medication and alcohol, if appropriate. If it's still up, you'll get a workup for several deadly-if-missed, easy-enough-to treat illnesses (hep B/C, hemochromatosis, WIlson's, autimmunity). It may simply be your body's way of asking for more exercise. Best wishes. ...Read more
My sgpt is 29 u/l (30 - 65) it's below normal what does it means? Is there a problem in my liver?
No Problem: There is no problem with your liver. The "normal" ranges were determined by checking thousands of people and picking the range that most of them fell into. Occasionally, people have a number outside of that range, but it doesn't mean anything bad in this case. ...Read more
I am having atorvastatin10 since 2007...Since then my sgpt increase. At present it is 68.2010 it was 34.How do I protest my liver.
Talk to prescriber: If your liver enzymes are going up on atorvastatin, most authorities would strongly consider discontinuing it. Other statin drugs may not have the same effect, and the most common strategy is to switch to another statin (like mevacor, crestor, (rosuvastatin) pravachol) and follow the liver enzymes (just be SGOT as well as sgpt). Talk to your health care provider who is giving you the Lipitor about how to proceed. ...Read more
It depends upon: What is CAUSING it! A variety of "culprits" are alcohol on excess, certain medications, obesity (moderately severe) and these and other possible reasons can be ruled out with a complete GI evaluation first step, your PCP (Primary Care Provider) who can order some LIVER FUNCTION TESTS and depending up those results a Liver Biopsy by a Board Certified Gastroenterologist would be the next step... ...Read more
No: Upto 15 cms is normal for r lobe. ...Read more
You have "hepatitis": Hepatitis is defined as inflammation of liver cells, as is indicated by elevation in serum transaminases, like SGPT (alt). Hepatitis can be caused by a variety of issues (infectious, ischemic, metabolic, toxic, infiltrative, alcohol-related, drugs, etc.). It is impossible to say why your liver tests are elevated without more information--so, what tests have been done & what has been ruled out? ...Read more
No one med.: These are elevated when the liver sustains injury or some other stimuli as it indicates disruption of the liver cells. Therefore if the process causing this is stopped, SGOT & SGPT go back down. So no one med does this. If hepatitis, vaccine and supportive care do it, if infection, like malaria, therapy like quinine, if cancer, surgery. It depends on your underlying illness/issue. ...Read more
Fatty liver: You can start with decreasing dietary carbohydrates and increasing your daily exercise to 30 at least 5 days a week. One of the more common causes of fatty liver is a diet high in carbohydrates and fats. This means decreasing breads (naans for example) and rice and also fired foods. Good luck. Eat more protein and vegetables. ...Read more
Fatty Liver: Fatty liver represents an increase in fat deposits in the hepatocytes (liver cells) and causes the transaminase enzymes (ast and alt, or SGOT and sgpt) to increase. It is often caused by alcohol, obesity, or diabetes and the elevated enzyme levels can come down to normal if those causative factors are improved. ...Read more
Maybe serious.: Sgpt in itself is not dangerous and does not lead to cirrhosis. It is a marker of liver damage. It goes up with active liver cell damage and goes down when that damage is over. Levels of 190 are fairly non specific and could be due to just about anything. You should speak with the doc who ordered the test. There are several causes of SGPT elevation that could lead to cirrhosis. ...Read more
Hi, I have undergone liver test and found sgpt level as high as 270. What can be probable reasons for the same and what precautions should I take?
Find the cause: Listen, man. This is serious and if your physician is doing his/her job, you need it worked up. If it's up while you're off meds and alcohol, then you need to be checked for viral hepatitis b & c, hemochromatosis, wilson's, autoimmune hepatitis, antitrypsin deficiency and maybe a few others. If all are normal, perhaps it's the metabolic syndrome and you'll get a rx for a fitness-focused lifestyle. ...Read more
My sgpt lebvel is 66 and my sonography report is fatty infiltration in liver is it dangerous and what is precotion I need?
Caution...: Fatty liver disease means the liver is swollen and enlarged due to fatty change. The disorder is associated with other metabolic changes including diabetes, high triglycerides and obesity. When the fat causes inflammation in the liver (detectable on liver biopsy) there is a greater risk of cirrhosis (scarring and hardening of the liver). If you are overweight, then weight loss is recommended. ...Read more
Serious: 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. Having said that, the results you provided indicate liver cell death and you should be under the care of a doctor. It may be a transient viral infection, but should get it checked out. ...Read more
Yes, in the long run: Your liver function tests are clearly abnormal, but before recommending treatment, you need to determine the cause. While this may be related to fatty liver, other causes should be ruled out, including Hepatitis A, B and C, as well as a review of your medications. Treatment would then be recommended based on this. If fatty liver, then weight loss and low fat diet will be recommended. ...Read more
Min. Liver stress.: Any processes or substances that can stress your liver since it's responsible for making enzymes and breaking down the substances you ingest. Things to limit intake of includes acetaminophen, grapefruit, meat, and alcohol. Otherwise, you can't stop the process but have to ride it through or get treated. ...Read more