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High ALT in the liver.

High ALT in the liver.

Liver is in trouble: The alt enzyme is one of the main liver enzymes used to monitor liver health. A high level is most likely represents a very stressed liver that may be in trouble. The source of the damage that is occurring in this liver needs to be identified soon so that resolving the problem can be undertaken. ...Read more

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Liver (Definition)

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


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What are the reasons for low alt count of liver.

What are the reasons for low alt count of liver.

How low?: 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, low ALT is usually of no clinical significance. If you do not have any symptoms and other lab tests are okay, there is no cause for concern. ...Read more

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What different levels of liver ALT are there and what do they mean?

What different levels of liver ALT are there and what do they mean?

Indicates damage: Alt is one of the liver enzymes. Elevation of the alt and other enzymes is usually indicative of liver damage. ...Read more

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Does sgpt (alt)=78 means liver malfunction or some. Other related problems?

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

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If you're ALT/SGPT liver test is 105 does that mean it's high or anything bad necessarily?

If you're ALT/SGPT liver test is 105 does that mean it's high or anything bad necessarily?

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

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Second time in 2 years my ALT has become elevated to 76. Last time took > 6 mos to go down and now it's elevated again. Is my liver ok?

Second time in 2 years my ALT has become elevated to 76. Last time took > 6 mos to go down and now it's elevated again. Is my liver ok?

Need more info: 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, ALT of 76, while elevated, is not too high. Do you take alcohol? Are you on any medications? Do you have any other diseases? It would be prudent to discuss these issues with your doctor. ...Read more

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Hello My ALT liver test was 41 one month ago and is now 55 two days ago. I'm not over eating, perhaps under eating as I don't eat past 8 pm tx?

Hello My ALT liver test was 41 one month ago and is now 55 two days ago. I'm not over eating, perhaps under eating as I don't eat past 8 pm tx?

You have "hepatitis": "Hepatitis" is a generic term that means your liver is inflamed. This can be caused by infection w/ viruses (like a, b, c, d, e, etc, cmv, ebv), parasites, bacteria. Non-infectious causes include alcohol, toxin exposure, occupational risk, drugs (like Tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose), familial liver diseases, ischemic damage, heart problems, infiltrative pathology ("fatty liver"), trauma, etc. Any test results? ...Read more

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Does an ALT of 54 mean fatty liver?

Not necessarily: An alt of 54 is indicative of liver cell damage. One cause may be fatty liver. A common cause of elevated alt is alcohol intake. ...Read more

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Is 44 high for male liver ALT panel? There is no history of drinking

Is 44 high for male liver ALT panel? There is no history of drinking

Worth follow-up: This is a bit high and worth repeating. Heavy exercise can raise it, but instead you might be allergic to a medication, or have a smoldering liver problem (metabolic syndrome, hepatitis b or c, hemochromatosis, wilson's, autoimmunity) that could be easily treated but serious if ignored. ...Read more

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My liver results are LFT shows a gamma GT of 89 and an ALT of 143 so how bad is my liver?

My liver results are LFT shows a gamma GT of 89 and an ALT of 143 so how bad is my liver?

Both are normal: Assuming the standard units, those numbers are normal. As to whether your liver is "bad, " it depends on the context that these tests were ordered - are you having some issues that makes you or your doctor think your liver is bad? ...Read more

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My ALT (76) and ldh (239) are high. Is it cause for concern? All other liver tests are normal.

Yes: Your physician will want to rule hepatitis b, hepatitis c, hemochromatosis, wilson's, and autoimmune hepatitis in or out. All are lethal if untreated, but more or less treatable if caught early. The first step may be repeating your labs off alcohol & meds. If all tests come back good, perhaps you'll try out a fitness-focused lifestyle & give new life to your liver. ...Read more

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Is liver ALT if 64 considered to be high. Was 77 three weeks ago so it is coming down slowly. Tanks?

Is liver ALT if 64 considered to be high. Was 77 three weeks ago so it is coming down slowly. Tanks?

Follow it to Nl!: We usually consider significant when elevated 2 &1/2 times normal. MANY causes, Alcohol, diabetes, genetic disorders, thyroid and metabolic disorders, viruses (check your risk factors for viral hepatitis, immunizations!). High-dose or prolonged anti-inflammatory use, hormones also. It is most often a benign cause, Recommend follow to normal! ...Read more

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I am 48 yrs old my ALT is 107 pl tell me precautionary measures for me to reduce ALT level? I have fatty liver?

Need more info: Do you drink and how much do you weight? Alcohol and obesity related liver cell damage are the commonest causes for elevated liver enzymes. If you drink, stop entirely for about three months and re do the test. If you are overweight, losing weight will help. ...Read more

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What sort of liver diseases can cause fluctuating ALT levels from mild elevation to normal over 3 weeks? (alt 42, 57, 28)

Liver Toxins: This is usually seen in infection (hepatitis or hiv); or from medications both prescribed and over the counter (most common is tylenol (acetaminophen) over use) and alcohol. ...Read more

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My daughter's recent ALT can back slight elevated which was normal last yr. Should I worry? Normal range of 32 she is at 38. Other liver tests normal

My daughter's recent ALT can back slight elevated which was normal last yr. Should I worry? Normal range of 32 she is at 38. Other liver tests normal

Don't worry.: There is probably nothing to worry about with this level, as long as she is healthy and all the other liver function tests are normal. How old is she and why did she have the lab work done? It is hard to fully answer this question without that information, so you are best discussing this with her doctor. ...Read more

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How long does it take for ALT to go down and liver to no longer be mildly enlarged after mono? Never was tested for mono but still elev after 4 months

How long does it take for ALT to go down and liver to no longer be mildly enlarged after mono? Never was tested for mono but still elev after 4 months

Mono: Typically, the liver numbers would be normalized four months after a bout of infectious mononucleosis. If they are still elevated, and particularly if they have not improved, one must consider whether there are other potential liver abnormalities present. If you have not yet seen a gastroenterologist, it would be important to do so to sort this out. Continue to avoid alcohol. Good luck. ...Read more

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My 8yr old daughter ALT is 49U/L.is her liver ok?

Liver function test: Elevated liver function tests (ALT, AST) also called transaminases, can be a sign of liver problems or may rise due to medication, acute illness, trauma, etc. There are many reasons. A single high reading should be repeated along with other tests of liver function. If tests trend high, more testing may be needed to find the underlying cause. ...Read more

Sgpt (Definition)

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