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Alcohol: Sgot, also called AST is traditionally associated with liver function test along with SGPT (or alt). it is raised in liver cell injury, but is not as specific to the liver as alt is. It is also present in red blood cells, cardiac and skeletal muscle. The ratio of AST to alt is sometimes useful in determining causes of liver damage. A classic example of elevated ast>alt is alcoholic liver disease. ...Read more
They should be norma: The normal levels are under 50 units. But this is a very sentive test. It takes a minor liver damage and the enzymes can go up into value of 100s. ...Read more
My serum sgot is 55 and sgpt is 86, uric acid 4.9. What do these results tell me? Should I be worried about anything?
What caused liver enzyme sgot n sgpt went high? I don't drink. I only take supplements n protein for weight training purpose. Can u help me on this?
Need a workup: Most often nowadays, if you're taking no medications or alcohol, the first entity to consider is non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, which is largely genetic and for which physical fitness is a key to management. You may need to be checked for hepatitis B and C, Wilson's, hemochromatosis, and autoimmune hepatitis. Supplements may not be what's on the label. Good luck with the workup. ...Read more
I have swollen ankles after work. My sgot is 47 and sgpt 90. Does these values have any relation to ankle swelling? All other lft values are normal.
It may: Swelling in ankles and mildly elevated liver tests raises the possibility of heart dysfunction (right heart)please see your doctor. ...Read more
Slightly elevated: If these levels are persistenly elevated, you need to be tested for liver disease. Do you drink, if you do, stop. Donot take tyelnol, do you know if you have hep c? What is your weight? If overweight, lose wt. What medications do you take? You need to address these issues with your doctor as all these may be relevant and more may be revealed during history and physical. ...Read more
Is livogen xt 100 mg once a day safe in 33 weeks pregnancy.? My Tlc is as high as 12, 400 & my Sgot and sgpt levels are also high, is my baby at risk
Depends: Livigen is iron and frolic acid and would be fine in a normal pregnancy. The abnormal lab values are concerning and I would need to know why they are elevated to say for sure that anything is safe. Good luck. ...Read more
Yes, in the long run: Your liver function tests are clearly abnormal, but before recommending treatment, you need to determine the cause. While this may be related to fatty liver, other causes should be ruled out, including Hepatitis A, B and C, as well as a review of your medications. Treatment would then be recommended based on this. If fatty liver, then weight loss and low fat diet will be recommended. ...Read more
Liver function tests: Alt and ast, prior noted as SGOT and sgpt, are part of a group of enzyme known as transaminases. They rise if something is inflaming the liver, such as a viral illness, mononucleosis, alcohol toxic effects, obesity or diabetes causing fatty infiltration in liver, adverse drug effects from a variety of medications... ...Read more
Low sgot of 11 normal at my lab 15-37 low sgpt of 17 lab normal range of 30-65. All other work ups normal. Is this dangerous? Life threatening?
Sgot is 84 ; sgpt is 39. Take presc limit of tyl for pain management (15yr) would I benefit from a change to ibuprofen vs tyl? Lower tyl?
Maybe: Your GGT is normal. Mild elevations in the other enzymes can be from many causes. In general, the tests should be repeated. Many times they are back to normal. If still elevated, further testing should be done to rule out causes of liver disease. ...Read more
I agree however: I agree with the other answer, however you should see a liver specialist to run some other lab tests to determine the cause. Your bilirubin level is important. If you have any confusion or notice easy busing or bleeding, you should go to the emergency room immediately as you could have liver failure from many causes. Alcohol can play a role, but usually when SGPT >500 there is something else. ...Read more
Repeat / start worup: High sgot/liver enyzme levels are quite common but do need a workup. Causes range from having gotten drunk a few days previous to taking iboprofen to lack of physical fitness to life-threatening, treatable illnesses like viral or autoimmune hepatitis / hemochromatosis / wilson's / drug allergy. Your physician knows the right way to proceed for you. ...Read more
My wife 30 year. On check up we found direct bilirubin 0.62 mg/dl. & indirect bilirubin 1.77 with normal sgot & sgpt what this mean?
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 (thyroxine). ...Read more
It's high: And probably worth figuring out why. If it seems to be coming from your liver (your physician can tell), you'll get a workup which may start with a repeat off alcohol & meds. If it's normalized, that's your wakeup call. If not, a check for treatable serious diseae (hepatitis family, hemochromatosis, wilson's, a few others) is in order. If that's clear, a rx for increased fitness may be in order. ...Read more
High SGOT: Sgot is a liver enzyme that is released when the liver is inflamed and liver cells are injured. There are many causes of elevated SGOT including viral hepatitis, genetic condition and even cancer. You should consult your doctor to find out the cause. However, the most common cause is fatty liver: http://www. Laendo. Net/english/fatty-liver-75894941. ...Read more