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How To Lower Your Sgot
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: 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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Don't treat labs: If the SGOT / SGPT are up, you need to find out why. If you're injuring your liver with alcohol, they're your wake-up call. If it's a medicine to which you're allergic, you must stop it. If you have chronic hepatitis, hemochromatosis, wilson's, or autoimmune hepatitis, this needs to be addressed. If they're up from extreme fitness, good for you. Metabolic syndrome is best rx'd by exercise. ...Read more
Sir iam 55yrs my sgot 44 u/l and sgpt 48u/l what is the best way to lower it down kindly replay me?
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
My age is 29 yrs and my sgpt level is 54 and sgot level is 42 , what is the best way to lower it down?Is it a big concern ?
Minimal elevation: Your liver enzymes are minimally elevated. If you drink, abstain for three months and repeat the test. Are you on any medication? Some drugs can affect the results. All lab results need to be evaluated in the clinical context and your doctor is in the best position to do that. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my sgpt level is 308.0 and my sgot level is 118.0. what do I need to do to lower the enzyme levels?
Liver damage: Thees are markers of liver damage, but don't tell the full story. You need to provide a full history of your risks (alcohol, toxins, metabolic state, exposures, etc.) and go from there to discover the likely cause of the damage so you can remove or treat it. In the interim, avoid things known to cause liver damage, like alcohol. ...Read more
Not voluntary: You can't just lower your liver enzymes by wishing. The cause has to be known and the offending factor removed. Hepatitis can do it, alcohol but so can statins (cholesterol medicines) . Talk to your doctor and find out what can be done about it and things you should avoid to exacerbate it, and alcohol is definitely one of them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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