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Sgpt Alt 64
Not okay: It's a warning. It may be nothing more than your liver asking for you to go get more exercise. You may be sensitive to ibuprofen and took some. It may be a warning of smoldering hepatitis, autoimmune disease, Wilson's, hemochromatosis, or medication allergy that's waiting to kill you if untreated. Your physician knows the workup. Best wishes. ...Read more
Probably not, no.: ALT of 47.9 is so close to the ULN, that there doesn't seem to be reason to get alarmed. Medication ASAP is unlikely to be indicated. The best thing to do is contact the doc who ordered the test and ask why it was ordered? Were you having any sxs? Any other abnormal labs/tests/findings? Next steps may include repeating the test, picture tests of the abdomen/liver, or stopping a current med. :) ...Read more
Hi, My ALT/SGPT count is56 and the range specified is 0-37. Is there any problem? Please help. Thank you.
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.
Alt sgpt is 45 what does this mean, reference 0-31 what could be going on? I WAS SICK WITH A COLD WHEN I TOOK THE TEST COULD THAT AFFECT THE TEST
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
Liver profile: Would recommend repeating the test in 4-6 weeks. If increasing you could need further evaluation and possible screen for hepatitis. ...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
That is complex: Statins are cholesterol lowering medicines which are effective in reducing ldl (bad cholesterol). In some patients, these drugs can cause liver toxicity which shows up as elevation of alt/sgpt. In such situation there are two choices, reduce dose of statin or by switching to a different statin may be worth a trial. Cholesterol can be lowered by exercise/weight reduction, diet control (no fats in. ...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 enzymes: This is a liver enzymes and the cut off will generally vary fromlab to lab but this may be nearly twice the normal level. It could be related to fatty liver from obesity, alcohol use or even viral hepatitis infections and many more reasons. The information needs to be put together by your dr to determine the diagnosis and work up. ...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
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
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
What does hepatitis b surface ab-ls test mean with a value of 0.2 and can it explain elevated ALT (sgpt) test? What other reasons can increase it?
Immunity: Most people now are vaccinated against hep b which causes an elevated hep b s about. This indicates immunity. In a unimmunized person this means prior exposure to virus. Hep b s ag would be positive in the latter case. Other causes of elevated alt are alcohol, fatty liver, medications or other genetic diseases. ...Read more
My SGPT (ALT) came out 75 U/L on routine check up, one year ago it was 55U/L. I gained some weight this year (67 KGs-74KGs). Should I be concerned?
Yes: You're going to need a workup if the transaminases don't return to normal after two weeks off alcohol and meds you don't need. Hepatitis B and C, hemochromatosis, Wilson's, autoimmune hepatitis all need to be ruled out. It may simply be your liver's way of asking you to exercise harder. Be proactice and best wishes. ...Read more
What is the problem if my lft test shows alkaline phophate as 150u/l and alt/sgpt as 14u/l, with other parametres remaining same? What shall I do next?
Talk to your doctor: There are many causes of elevated liver function tests. You need to integrate the information from these numbers with your general health, medical history, physica, examination, etc; only your doctor can put all that together. Don't be shy about asking. ...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
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