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How To Lower Alt And Ast Levels
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
I have acute autoimmune hepitatis. Does apple cider vinegar help lower aklaline levels AST and alt?
Elevated liver tests: Autoimmune hepatitis is when the body's immune system attacks the liver causing it to be inflamed. When liver cells are inflamed enzymes that normally live inside the cells leak out and can be measure in the blood. The treatments for the inflamed liver is anti-inflammatory medication and not apple cider vinegar. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Hi.My ALT is 90 and AST is 100.Hepatitis test negative.What should I do to reduce the ALT and AST levels.?What food I use and avoid eating?
Talk to your doctor.: Elevated transaminases (ast, alt) suggest liver injury. A negative hepatitis panel only excludes (most) viral infections that could injure the liver. Other causes of liver injury need to be investigated. Your doctor may ask you to see a gastroenterologist or hepatologist for further work up. In the meantime, i would avoid Acetaminophen (tylenol), herbal supplements, and alcohol. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
My ALT and AST levels spiked to 254/111, in july 2011. They've slowly dropped, to 152/74 in nov, and just today to 80/40. What might be the cause?
A number of causes: Elevated liver enzymes can be caused by excess fat (obesity), medications, herbal supplements, autoimmune disease, viral infections, alcohol to name a few. The fact that your enzymes are improving is a good sign. You can help prevent any worsnening by avoiding alcohol, minimizing tylenol use etc. When in doubt always check with your doctor about any medications or supplements. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Both my ALT and AST levels are 80. I had an ultrsound that came back negative. What should I do now?
Recheck your LFTs: You need to get follow up liver functions(lfts) done in a couple of weeks. If the enzyme levels are declining, then you are likely to do well. If they persist to be high you may need a liver biopsy done. But this is all best handled by your doctor who should be either an internist or a liver specialist(gastroenterologist or better yet a hepatologist). ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
41 year old female and I have low ALT and AST levels. And recent ultrasound shows spots on my liver. What does this mean?
Liver "spots" are: very common, and many times they are benign but without seeing the images I cannot make a diagnosis. Having low ALT and AST levels is generally good however, since they INCREASE with liver disease. Consider HealthTap Concierge for a review of your images and more specific recommendations. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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