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Strenuous Exercise Abnormal Ggt Levels
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Age 48 Y, no drinking history. Taking no medication. Gamma GT levels 48 U/L. SGPT and ALT within normal range. Please explain if GGT is normal or not?
Normal: 48 is in the normal range. No need to worry ...Read more
Big picture: Some people have a gene that causes elevated GGT in folks who are otherwise healthy. Occasionally I have to reassure employers that these people aren't secretly abusing alcohol, since GGT rises in drinkers before other enzymes do. If you drink some, your physician may want to repeat this after two weeks off all booze, and decide then whether to pursue a lone abnormal lab. ...Read more
Can you give me suggestions on I had bloodwork performed at work and everything came back desirable except my GGT level. It was 181.?
GGT: This is markedly elevated GGT (reference values: 7-51 IU/L). Clinically, elevated GGT levels correlate well with alcohol abuse and alcoholic liver disease. Of course alcohol intake is not the only cause of elevated GGT: certain medications and other liver diseases can show GGT increase. Please, see your doctor and limit alcohol intake. ...Read more
Not voluntary: You can't just lower your liver enzymes by wishing. The cause has to be known and the offending factor removed. Hepatitis can do it, alcohol but so can statins (cholesterol medicines). Talk to your doctor and find out what can be done about it and things you should avoid to exacerbate it, and alcohol is definitely one of them. ...Read more
Lifestyle: I trust that hepatitis C, Wilson's and the other causes of elevated transaminses with fatty liver have been ruled out. I trust you don't drink alcohol. Find some form of strenuous aerobic exercise that you enjoy, and get back into it wholeheartedly and with the same passion that gave you so much enjoyment as a teenaged male. Helath doesn't come from a pill or supplement bottle. ...Read more
I am 22y/o and I recently checked mg blood, it came out I have 255 GGT levels which is elevated, so I am getting scared. The rest are normal. I have 6?
Liver enzymes: Sometimes this can be due to gallbladder problems/stones. It is common in women 20s-40s, especially if they are overweight. There is also fatty liver disease where your liver fails to process the dietary fats efficiently, common with obesity. Medication can be a cause, especially those metabolized by the liver. Infection and other inflammatory causes are possible. Your doctor can tell you more. ...Read more
Thanks dr mahnensmith for fast response did not mention that I starter on klonopin (clonazepam). 5 daily read that medication also can rise GGT levels is this true?
Klonopin (clonazepam) & liver: Klonopin (clonazepam) can elevate liver enzymes. The incidence is low. It is more likely to elevate ALT and AST than GGT but it can elevate GGT alone. So, the presence of klonopin (clonazepam) is a second variable to consider. If you can, and with discussion with your doc, try to wean slowly to off and then see if GGT comes down. Wean is important if you decide to try. ...Read more
If it is a really bad kidney infection could also affect the liver function.
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Hi I was wondering my GGT LEVEL is 64U/L which is very high but I don't drink alcohol or take drugs what causes the elevation? Hep test negative
May just be you: That's high for the lab, I trust? About one person in 1000 always runs a way-high GGT. It's genetic. These folks get accused of being drunks. You're not. Sorry there was a misunderstanding. If everything else is okay, forget it. ...Read more
Sir increased GGT level 90 u/l, does it mean any liver damage which has already happend, with SGPT 38 and SGOT 28u/l.
Determine cause: Gamma-glutamyl transferase (GGT) is a test used to help determined type of liver disease and bile duct obstructions. Elevated levels may be due to liver diseases, such as hepatitis or cirrhosis, but they may also be due to other conditions, such as congestive heart failure, diabetes, or pancreatitis. They may also be caused by alcohol abuse or use of drugs that are toxic to the liver ...Read more
I am 33yrs, GGT level is 90u/l, SGPT is 38, SGOT is 28.I take alcohol 3-4pegs (60ml) 5 times a week. GGT level means any damage to my liver?
Liver damage: Liver enzymes three times normal represent significant liver sickness or damage. Stop drinking. Please. At least long enough to let your liver heal. ...Read more
Help, ggt levels at 91 consistently over last few years, rest ok. EUS shows normal, no obstructions. Gallbladder removed 2.5 years ago, severe pain.
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GGT rises at the slightest insult to the liver, including alcohol and many drugs. If you do not have any symptoms, it may be okay to ignore one abnormal lab result. You may consult this site for information on this topic.
http://www. Mayomedicallaboratories. Com/test-catalog/Clinical+and+Interpretive/8677
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Hi Doc my GGT LEVEL is 113 where the normal level is 85 I am taking liver 52 and Udiliv from past 3 weeks but the level is not coming down. Plz help?
Find the Cause: You have to first identify the cause before you can be advised of a treatment. Your liver is very sick. You must find out what is causing the sickness. ...Read more
I just had my health screening last week & I'm worried about my GGT level is high 70 in w/c normal range is 0-50. Rest of my results are normal. Why?
False positive: This number can often be high without any reason. If the your ordering physician thinks this is not a false positive he or she will take the work up further. ...Read more
Hi there, if a patient has a high level of BUN, ALT, ALKP and GGT what condition may the patient have? (On a blood test)
My thyroid antibodies came back with a level of 662. All other thyroid tests came back normal. My ggt was 293. Are they related?
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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. Talk to the doctor who ordered the tests. Having said that, why were the tests done? You may be at risk for hypothyroidism. The issues may or may not be related. Do follow-up with your doctor.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
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Can exercise cause slight increase ALT and AST but still normal range with normal ggt, alk phos and bilirubin?
Normal is normal: Taking promethium? Can also affect liver chemistries. Overall, sounds ok. Follow up with md. ...Read more
Only GGT levels were high 150 why? He had gallbladder removed due to gallstones 1 year ago. He socially drinks alcohol. High tryglecirides and rbc.
GGT nonspecific enzy: An elevated GGT level suggests that something is damaging the liver but does not indicate specifically what. Could be from liver, pancreas even heart as well as other sources. ...Read more
I'm an alcoholic and recently was told I have high ammonia level and my GGT was high but everything else on my liver tests is normal? But sleepy
Serious issues: You have multiple serious health issues and should be seeing a primary care provider to coordinate your care. Your issues are not a suitable subject for this forum. ...Read more
I'm looking for information regarding mcv, ggt, amylase, ast, alp and ALT levels in blood. Where can I find this?
See link below:
Http://reference. Medscape. Com/guide/laboratory-medicine
this site can get pretty technical but if you have a science background and basic knowledge of chemistry, you will find it very helpful. They also summarize things pretty simply too without losing meaning. ...Read more
Sir which high enzyme levels indicate significant liver damage due to alcohol? GGT levels or SGPT or SGOT levels..
SGOT / SGPT: These are better markers for damage. SGPT 38, SGOT 28 are not concerning though they're higher than most young men's. Some men run a high GGT even if they don't drink and this shouldn't be taken as proving anything. If you're drinking daily, this might be a good time to cut way back -- who really needs to be doing this? ...Read more
5yr old has elevated LFTs her GGT was 107, LD was 528, AST 643, ALT 644. The day before these bloods were done her sugar level was 13? What is wrong
This is serious: Extremely so. This girl needs a workup primarily for genetic disease of the liver. A biopsy may be in order. ...Read more
Gall bladder removed. If biliary tree, connective tissue of liver abnormal, besides GGT 124, what other liver enzymes will be elevated? Other signs?
My high levels of GGT doctors say is alcohol, but I don't drink, they won't review my head scans or do a CT. Is GGT raised in nuero myotonic dystrophy?
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What is the GGT level? There are many medications that can raise GGT. How much do you weight? Fatty liver is an other cause. If GGT is only minimally elevated and stable and there is good reason to take the medications that my be raising it, that may be okay. See this site for more info.
http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003458.htm ...Read more
I have hep c from transfusion at birth. Blood levels ALT 131, GGT 235, AST 29, billrubin 0.5 - should I worry about my liver? Never drink or do drugs.
Yes: Hi, your alt levels are high that implies that your liver is getting damaged. Depending upon the subtype of the hep c virus ; the stage of liver damage, you could be offered treatment, which could be potentially curable. See a hepatologist or GI who takes care of liver diseases urgently as new potent medications have recently come on the market. Make sure you are vaccinated for hep b.Best of luck. ...Read more
I recently went to the doctor to check my cholesterol levels, which is just over 5. The blood test also showed a GGT level of 175, is this serious?
Avoid grains, lentils, milk protein.
Eat healthy fats such as coconut oil, olive oil, avocados, butter, flesh foods, vegetables.
Read these short article: https://www. Kaushikmd. Com/fatty-liver-on-a-rise-with-diabetes-and-obesity-epidemics/
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AST 41 ALT 28 GGT 16 bilirubin 8 did moderate-vigorous exercise several times week before test. Should I push for ultrasound?
What for?: 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, if your bilirubin is 8.0 mg/dL you need to be evaluated by a doctor. If it is 0.8 mg/dL, the results are all normal. ...Read more