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Liver Functon Alt 133
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
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
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
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
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
ALT is 48 (elevated) but all other levels pertaining to the liver are normal. Does this mean that my liver is failing?
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
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
ALT: ALT=alanine aminotransferase, previously known as SGPT is used as a marker of liver damage, but is present in low amounts in normal individuals. Sources other than liver also exist. Elevations above the normal range are found in some "innocent" cases depending on population studied, drugs that may be in use, etc. Occasionally, exercise can transiently increase levels, for example. ...Read more
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
No: Upto 15 cms is normal for r lobe. ...Read more
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
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
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
What sort of liver diseases can cause fluctuating ALT levels from mild elevation to normal over 3 weeks? (alt 42, 57, 28)
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
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
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
Abetalipoprotinemia: A rare genetic condition causing low ldl, and triglyceride levels, due to a deficiency in an enzyme called "mtp". Usually presents early in life with bad fatty diarrhea (steatorrhea) and fat accumulation in the liver. Fat in the liver (fatty liver) can raise the liver function tests. Danger here is malabsorption of fat soluble vitamins a, d, e and k. Vit e def. Can cause neurologic symptoms. ...Read more
ALT and AST: It means you need to always include the normal range for you lab in order for me to help. ...Read more
Not in & of itself..: A normal alt is around 50. Even though 175 is over triple this, it is not a very significant elevation. A dx, resulting from a good history and physical exam--with particular attention to liver and spleen size and lymph nodes--other blood test, including other liver function tests, tests for hepatitis, hiv, and tests indicated by h & p--is crucial. It may simply be 'fatty infiltration of liver'. ...Read more
Rx cause: Treat the person, not the numbers. I trust that this is not hepatitis c or alcohol abuse or wilson's or anything else that has a simple treatment. We'd all like to see your numbers down, but from now on an alt below forty may be like a lean weight is for many people -- something you work for and might achieve. Diet & exercise are the mainstay -- are you in a fitness club? Best wishes. ...Read more
My liver labs were high from an ms med. My ALT is now at 90. How can I help naturally lower this?
Be patient.: If your enzymes were elevated from a medication, then cessation of said medication will allow the liver enzymes to return back to normal...in time. Be patient, and monitor and levels once or twice monthly until they've normalized. ...Read more
I have a fatty liver with chronic mild elevated alt. I never stopped drinking like I was supposed to. Is this bad?
YES!: Alcohol continues to damage your liver. Your life is valuable. You matter! Get help! There are many routes for help! A.A., call your doctor, nami. Org, call your local hospital for local resources, yellow pages. 24/7 helpline: 888.667.4854 and 24/7 website: http://thetreatmenthelpline. Com/? 711. ...Read more
Will high ALT (76) affect alcoholic metabolism by liver? I mean time taken to metabolize compared to normal person.
See below: Can't say with certainty but most likely effects will be minimal. ...Read more