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What does it mean to have high ALT score?

What does it mean to have high ALT score?

Inflammation: Alt is an enzyme produced by the liver. When it is elevated it signifies liver inflammation which can come from multiple causes, the aasld-american association of the study of liver disease considers a normal alt to 19 or less in a woman and 30 or less in a male. Alt numbers higher than this again means there is liver inflammation. ...Read more

Sgpt (Definition)

Liver enzyme that has a metabolic function, its elevated when ...Read more


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What could high AST and ALT mean?

What could high AST and ALT mean?

High ALT/AST: These are liver enzymes that are elevated in various conditions such as viral hepatitis, drug toxicity, inherited conditions, and even cancer. You should see your doctor to find out the cause. However, the most common cause may be fatty liver: http://www.Laendo.Net/english/fatty-liver-75894941. ...Read more

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If you're ALT/SGPT liver test is 105 does that mean it's high or anything bad necessarily?

If you're ALT/SGPT liver test is 105 does that mean it's high or anything bad necessarily?

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

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I have a low AST number and a high ALT number, what could this mean?

What are the actual: Results? Do you take alcohol? Why were the tests ordered? All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is in the best position to interpret the results. In the mean time, if you drink alcohol, stop doing that. ...Read more

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What does a minimally elevated ALT mean to my health?

What does a minimally elevated ALT mean to my health?

ALT: Increased levels of alt often means that liver disease is present. Liver disease is even more likely when levels of other liver blood tests are also increased. An increase in alt levels may be due to: cirrhosis, liver necrosis. Hepatitis. Hemochromatosis, lack of blood flow to the liver, liver tumor or cancer. Medications that are toxic to the liver. ...Read more

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If ALT in blood , slightly high what's this mean ?

If ALT  in blood , slightly high what's  this mean ?

Hard to say: One Lab result alone doesn't mean much. It depends on why the test was taken and your symptoms and the results of other lab work. An abnormal lab can be a temporary finding and may be normal when next tested. Discuss this with your doctor (or the person who ordered the test), if if is concerning, you will be told and a plan to follow it up will be done (Ideally). ...Read more

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What does ALT sgpt mean on a blood test? What does it mean if it is high?

Liver injury: Liver enzymes such as ALT are elevated due to injury to liver cells. If you drink alcohol, stop entirely. You may need to be evaluated for hepatitis and any medication that you may be taking as the cause. ...Read more

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Does a positive reactive HCV test with very high sco ratio and slightly elevated ALT most likely mean chronic hcv?

Does a positive reactive HCV test with very high sco ratio and slightly elevated ALT most likely mean chronic hcv?

May be: It is imperative that you see a doctor as HCV is an eminently treatable condition and you should get treated before the virus damages your liver irreversibly. ...Read more

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"high ALT liver enzyme only", what does that means?

"high ALT liver enzyme only", what does that means?

Elevated ALT: The most common cause is from fatty liver (commonly associated w/ alcoholism), other causes are hepatitis b or c, or other liver diseases. ...Read more

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What exactly does high AST (sgot) and ALT (sgpt) mean?

Liver damage: Ast and alt are liver enzymes that are released into the blood if liver cell are damaged. The commonest cause is alcohol intake. ...Read more