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My Alt Level Was 61
Time for workup: These will probably be repeated after 2 weeks of no alcohol and off all meds that might cause these to be up They're liver enzymes. If still up, the cause will be sought. Hepatitis B / C, hemochromatosis, Wilson's, some others, or maybe just your body asking for more exercise, or maybe nothing. Best wishes. ...Read more
ALT: Alt elevated means the enzyme of liver leaking into your blood after liver cell damaged. You can see, if a lot of alt in your blood means your liver has been damage a lot. That is why very high level alt is dangerous. ...Read more
Not really: Alt is a reflection of liver enzyme activity. Per se, it does not mean you have an inherited disease. Elevation can be related to things like taking tylenol, (acetaminophen) or drinking too much, having a tumor, etc. There are hundreds of things that can cause alt elevation -- but it is usually not a genetic problem. ...Read more
Need more info: What were the results of other lab tests? Do you have any symptoms? Do you drink? If you drink stop for three months and repeat the test. Please note that all lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and your doctor is in the best position to do that. ...Read more
The following is a partial list of the medications that can raise ALT. Statins, some antibiotics, some antidepressants, and some medications used for treating diabetes, tacrine, aspirin, Tylenol, (acetaminophen) and quinidine. So called herbal medications, such as milk thistle, can also raise ALT.
It would be prudent to check with your pharmacist, if any of the drugs you take may be toxic to liver. ...Read more
See below: 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. Do you drink alcohol? If you do quit entirely and retest in three months. Have you been tested for hepatitis? Are you taking any drugs, prescriber or otherwise? ...Read more
Sgpt ALT level at 39, could you please advise if this level is high or what measures are in place to bring this to normal conditions.
Sounds normal: This is either normal or very close to normal depending upon your lab. In either case it is not elevated enough to pay any attention to unless you have serious signs and symptoms of liver disease. Ast and alt are not "managed" to any goal. Simply avoid liver toxins such as excessive alcohol, and certain medications such as Methotrexate and acetaminophen. ...Read more
Sgpt ALT level at 39 my age 35, could you please advise if this level is high or what measures are in place to bring this to normal conditions.
My brother is 35, he has increased ALT levels 100, he has gained weight in 6 months & was on a junk diet for last 3 months. Rx? Advise diet too please
Diet and exercise: He needs to change his diet, increased in liver enzymes in this case could be an indication of fatty liver. More than a diet is a change in lifestyle. The diet would be less processed food and more fresh foods like vegetables, fruits, whole grains, beans, meat with no fat, chicken without skin and no fried, everything baked, broil or grilled, dairy products 1% or fat free. Www. Choosemyplate. Gov. ...Read more
What is normal range for ALT level in females? My result was 103' history of PANCREANTITIS and presently hvc geno 1. Is there other causes for ALT103
Variable: Different labs will cite different reference ranges, but you're going to need to face the reality that you've got an elevated ALT and hepatitis C. There are other causes as well and your physician is aware of them; I trust you've been checked for concurrent Wilson's, hemochromatosis, hepatitis B, med effect and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis. Glad you're being proactive with your health; good luck. ...Read more
How high is high?: Review your results w/your family doc or whoever ordered your tests. If you're overweight/obese or are apple-shaped w/waist greater than 35" in women & 40" in men, fatty liver could explain high ALT. Excess alcohol could too. And acetaminophen (Tylenol). If it's really high, greater than 3x upper limit of normal, then perhaps viral infection. Figure out & treat high ALT then focus on cholesterol. ...Read more
Yes: Need more of the other transaminases to advise. However isolated or more elevated alt may indicate liver injury your doctor may check you for hepatitis and review your medications. ...Read more
I am 24old and I am having alt (sgpt) level at 90% (max is 40%).I used to drink but occusionaly. Now I am doing excersise, it will help to reduce to 40%?
Find cause: You're a young man and your elevated alt/sgpt (not a %, a real number) indicates something wrong that needs to be addressed. You need hepatitis b and c ruled out, along with hemochromatosis, wilson's, autoimmune hepatitis, antytrypsin deficiency and medication effect. Fitness is a great idea especially if ultrasound shows fat in your liver. ...Read more
High ALT...: Elevated alt can be caused by hundreds of conditions. Acute HIV infection is one of them. Other viruses, medications, inflammation, and alcohol are much more common causes. If you are concerned about hiv, very good testing is available. In fact, you can now test yourself for HIV at home using a kit obtained from drug stores without a prescription. ...Read more
Find the cause: Level itself doesn't matter. It's a warning of possible underlying disease. You can raise your ALT very high just from a boozy weekend, while even a low ALT elevation may be the subtle clue that alerts your physician to hemochromatosis or Wilson's -- easy to treat, if detected, fatal if missed. ...Read more
Determine cause: Although you do not specify the degree of elevated liver tests, before recommending treatment, you need to determine the cause. You should see your medical doctor who can draw a full hepatitis screen (Hepatitis A, B and C), obtain a liver ultrasound and review your medical history and medications. Causes of elevated liver tests are numerous, benign, malignant, infectious, dietary, immune related. ...Read more
Liver in Trouble: Actually there are no medications that help with liver damage. The only way to get better is to find the cause of the trouble and to remove it from your life. Common reasons for liver inflammation include toxic doses of medications, fatty deposits in obesity, and infections such as hepatitis. ...Read more
Nothing much: Repeat the tests every 3 months and follow up. ...Read more
Recheck: In India, some of the mosquito-borne infectious diseases can produce a mild hepatitis. Repeat this when you're better and after two weeks off all alcohol and meds, including any "Ayurvedic" preparations -- the latter may not be what they're supposed to be. Glad you're proactive. Best wishes. ...Read more
Is it truly easier to take a full, deep breath of "fresh air" at high alt. Compared to sea level?
NO.: You will be able to take a deep breath about the same volume (vital capacity) at sea level or at high altitudes. However the oxygen content is lower at high altitudes, so you will actually be inhaling a lower o2 percentage. It may feel better, because it is cool and your looking at a beautiful, awe inspiring scene. ...Read more
Hbvdna levels down from 3520 iu to 1700 in 1 year. Normal alt, hbeag negative. Will I clear the virus?
We can not answer: We don't know if you are on any treatment or the blood test was done without any treatment. If you are being treated by a liver specialist you should as k this question to him/her if you will clear the virus.If not on any treatment consult a specialist and get treated. ...Read more
All my blood levels are normal except ALT is 83. I'm 31 and over weight. Male. Is there anything to worry about?
Child on 25mg methotrexate her ALT levels went from 29 to 45 in 3 months. 45 is slightly high is this concerning?
No: Mild elevations should be monitored but do not demand that the dose be lowered. If it continues to rise then dosage adjustments will be necessary. ...Read more
ALT is 48 (elevated) but all other levels pertaining to the liver are normal. Does this mean that my liver is failing?
I am taking singular tablet as an anti allergy. My ALT level elevated to 74 which was normal in june. What should I do?
Talk to doctor: An alt of 74 may not be concerning depending on your previous level. Did it just increase by 10 points or did it double or triple? An elevated alt could be a sign of liver damage but it is not always. Your doctor can help determine if singulair (montelukast) is the culprit or if there is another cause. So talk to your doctor and decide together if singulair (montelukast) is still ok to take. ...Read more