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What Does A High Sgpt Level Mean
Possibly fatty liver: Triglycerides are very long chains of repeated fatty acid molecules, that are intermediary products of fat and carbohydrate metabolism. They function as building blocks for various parts of the cell. When they are elevated, it may be genetics, diet, fat intake, or overweight condition all at play. Alt & ast are liver enzymes. In this case, the most likely meaning is fatty liver. ...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
Liver inflammation: Sgpt is one of the enzymes (the other related one being sgot) produced as part of liver metabolism. If either are high, this indicates some problem with the liver causing inflammation such as alcohol, infection, gallstones, viral hepatitis, or a great many other things. Many times this is temporary but if your doctor discovers this, (s)he will follow up to make sure it normalizes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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.
Depending on normal: values for your lab ot is either normal or slightly elevated. Avoid alcohol or tylemol and follow up with your doctor as they have all the information on this and the rest of your blood tests. ...Read more
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
Get worked up: If you have used alcohol and/or medications, your test will be repeated two weeks from now. If it's down, that's your warning. If not, you'll be checked for hepatitis B and C, hemochromatosis, Wilson's, autoimmune hepatitis and a few others. If all are normal, it may simlpy be your body's way of asking for more exercise. Best wishes. ...Read more
My sgpt levels are high for many years it becomes normal when i start diet control and exercise, and when my weight reduces but elevates with wt gain?
NASH: You likely have non-alcoholic steatohepatitis and it gets worse with weight gain as more fat gets deposited in the liver. See this site for more information on this topic. http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/tc/nonalcoholic-steatohepatitis-nash-overview. ...Read more
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