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Dr. Michael Zevitz
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How can I lower levels of AST (sgot) and ALT (sgpt)?

How can I lower levels of AST (sgot) and ALT (sgpt)?

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

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


Dr. Ali Saberi
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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?

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

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Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
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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 more

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Dr. Martin Raff
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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?

Hepatopathy: Hepatic cell injury occurs most commonly with a condition crudely called 'fatty liver'. This can often be detected by imaging techniques. See a GI doctor and they can explain this to you in detail. ...Read more

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Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
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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 more

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Dr. Sewa Legha
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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 more

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Dr. Marvin Den
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I took abbout 8 ibuprfens a day for about a week.Wd that cause high ALT and AST levels.How long does ibu stay in system?

Liver inflammation: It is possible that the Ibuprofen contributed, but there may be other reasons as well. This needs to be further evaluated. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
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Does ibuprofen cause high ALT and AST levels?

Does ibuprofen cause high ALT and AST levels?

In can in some folks: In fact, one initial approach to elevated alt/ast is to stop taking iboprofen & see whether they go down in 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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I found out my AST level is 41 & ALT is 58. I am a 31 year old male. I am a regular drinker, i don't take medication or do drugs. Is this worrisome?

I found out my AST level is 41 & ALT is 58. I am a 31 year old male. I am a regular drinker, i don't take medication or do drugs. Is this worrisome?

Yes: Chances are you'll have it repeated off meds and alcohol. If the levels are back down, you got your warning -- cut way back or stop drinking. ...Read more

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Dr. ASHRAF MALEK
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What can cause low ALT , but normal AST levels?

Low ALT, but normal : Normal value for alt and ast differs in various lab centers. As long as your alt value within that range, it is considered normal. However, alt value also depends on age, gender, ethnicity, body weight, timing of blood drawn etc therefore, someone may have lower than others, but within normal range. As long as it is within range set by lab, it is considered normal. ...Read more

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