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How Can You Normalize Sgpt And Sgot Results
Why are they up?: Elevated liver enzymes (sgpt, sgot, also called ast and alt) are signs of inflammation in the liver, but they do not tell you the cause. The treatment will depend on the cause. A few of the common causes are overuse of alcohol. Being overweight, certain medications, infections, autoimmune diseases, and metabolic diseases (copper or iron storage diseases). Further investigation is needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Liver or muscle ?: If you are taking cholesterol pills ...Lower the dose or stop them, and recheck levels. Otherwise the most common cause is prob. "fatty liver" ( in even mild overweight, in diabetics or metabolic syndrome) if the numbers are less than 100 and you have had them for several weeks or months. A liver ultrasound will confirm it. There is no proven treatment. Get tested for hepatitis a, b and c. Muscle? ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on cause: Elevation of SGOT and SGPT is due to ongoing liver injury and can occur from several reasons, Hepatitis B or C, alcohol, fatty changes, autoimmune diseases and other reasons. Normalization of these enzymes depend on the cause and treatment specific for that cause. You should see a liver doctor, a hepatologist, to determine the cause of elevation. ...Read more
Find cause: Elevated liver enzymes are indicators of disease, not something to be treated by themselves. Your physician will rule in/out alcohol, medication effect, viral / immune hepatitis, hemochromatosis, Wilson's and a few others. All are treable but deadly if neglected. If you're free of these, the key may simply be more aerobic exercise. ...Read more
It depends: Ast and alt are nonspecific markers in the blood that can be elevated normally or secondary to liver and other tissue dysfunction. There are multiple reasons why ast/alt may be elevated and there is no one general way to reduce these numbers. Ask your doctor why these levels are elevated. ...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
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
Only one is lipid: Ldh, lactate dehydrogenase, is an enzyme found in at least 5 varieties in different quantities of certain body parts, that include: liver, heart, blood cells, muscle cells, bones, and certain cancers and infections such as meningitis, encephalitis, and hiv. Low density lipoprotein (ldl) is a fat. ...Read more
Depends on cause: If elevated SGOT is due to alcohol then stop drinking. If a medication has caused it then your physician will decide if the med needs to be decreased or discontinued. If due to nonalcoholic fatty liver then low fat, low carb diet + regular exercise + weight loss should help. If due to hepatitis b or c then treatment for the infection is indicated. If from hypothyroidism, treat with synthroid (thyroxine). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi. Need your help please to interpret the ast (36.1) and alt (128) result. What is the ratio and what does it mean? My overall CBC test is normal.
Likely benign.: The numbers by themselves don't tell us much. Since they are so only slightly elevated I would recommend repeating them in about four weeks. The ratio is only relevant when the numbers are much higher than what you are reporting. Also depends on what symptoms you have. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Alcohol?: Do you drink? If you do, stop. Avoid taking tylenol (acetaminophen). The levels are barely above normal and do not need intervention. Discuss the results with your doctor at the next visit as all lab results need to interpreted in the total clinical context. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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