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