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Very High Alt Levels
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.
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, 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
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
Nothing much: Repeat the tests every 3 months and follow up. ...Read more
I have high ALT levels that aren't coming down and i'm getting nowhere with my doctor. What to do?
You need evaluation.: I agree with dr. Washington. This should be evaluated. Elevated liver enzymes should never be ignored. The most common cause of elevated alt in the United States is from nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (a metabolic disorder). There are also many other causees of elevated liver enzymes which are autoimmune, genetic, infectious, and metabolic. All of these should be ruled out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need help docs! my 11yr has an ALT level of 83. They did ultrasound but what does this mean? Why are they so high?
High ALT=cell injury: Alt elevation often means that the liver has been injured. The list of conditions that cause alt elevation is very long. Some conditions are temporary (like many viruses) and some will only get worse unless treated. Your pediatrician will keep running tests until they find an answer or until the alt normalizes. Often a pediatric gastroenterologist will aid in finding the answer. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My ALT and AST levelswere tested. My ALT came back high at 55, and then retested a week later it was 59. AST levels were normal. Should i be concerned?
Liver function tests: ALT and AST are liver function tests. Among possible causes for elevations are medications, alcohol use, and liver disease, including hepatitis. Your doctor may order additional tests to evaluate this finding. Sometimes, a healthy person can have test results outside the reference range, so your doctor will interpret these results in context of your overall health ...Read more
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