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Doctor insights on: What Is A High Alt Level

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What do high ALT levels in blood test indicate?

What do high ALT levels in blood test indicate?

Liver or muscle: Alt is a liver enzyme that is also present in muscle tissue. High levels could mean some inflammation of either of those areas but you need other, more specific tests to analyze the alt level correctly. ...Read more

Sgpt (Definition)

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


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What could consistently cause high AST & ALT levels in a healthy and active person who doesn't drink?

What could consistently cause high AST & ALT levels in a healthy and active person who doesn't drink?

Fatty infiltration: Viral and autoimmune hepatitis always needs to be considered and ruled out. Asymptomatic fatty infiltration can cause ast, alt elevation. That condition is generally not of any clinical significance other than periodic lft should be checked for stability. ...Read more

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What does alk, ast, ALT high levels mean if they are high? Is it cancer?

What does alk, ast, ALT high levels mean if they are high? Is it cancer?

Not necessarily: These are liver function tests. When they are high, it means there is some degree of liver damage. High levels are seen in viral or alcohol hepatitis or drug toxicity with tylenol (acetaminophen) or some herbal preparations or fatty liver. Even though cancer can cause increased liver tests, other more common causes as listed above should be considered first. ...Read more

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How do high levels of ALT affect offsprings?

How do high levels of ALT affect offsprings?

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, (acetaminophen) 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

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How could high levels of ALT affect offsprings?

How could high levels of ALT affect offsprings?

How high?: There is wide range for ALT levels in different diseases. Mild elevation in some one who take alcohol, would be expected and would not affect the offspring. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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.

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

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High levels of ALT enzymes, can be hiv?

High levels of ALT enzymes, can be hiv?

High ALT...: Elevated alt can be caused by hundreds of conditions. Acute HIV infection is one of them. Other viruses, medications, inflammation, and alcohol are much more common causes. If you are concerned about hiv, very good testing is available. In fact, you can now test yourself for HIV at home using a kit obtained from drug stores without a prescription. ...Read more

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Are elevated ALT levels dangerous?

ALT: Alt elevated means the enzyme of liver leaking into your blood after liver cell damaged. You can see, if a lot of alt in your blood means your liver has been damage a lot. That is why very high level alt is dangerous. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have had elevated ALT levels for 10 years?

See below: 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. Do you drink alcohol? If you do quit entirely and retest in three months. Have you been tested for hepatitis? Are you taking any drugs, prescriber or otherwise? ...Read more