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What does high ast(sgot) and low alkaline phosphatase mean?

What does high ast(sgot) and low alkaline phosphatase mean?

Liver damage: High SGOT can mean liver, muscle or heart muscle damage. It can also mean nothing. Talk to your internist or GI specialist about your lab results. Often liver damage occurs without symptoms. ...Read more

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Has metabolic function, elevated if ...Read more


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

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

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What are AST and ALT (sgot) blood tests for?

Liver disease: AST and especially ALT are liver enzymes that are released into blood when liver cells are injured. Blood levels of these enzymes are indications of liver disease. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned with a low ast/sgot?

Should i be concerned with a low ast/sgot?

No: Reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthy folks fallow above and several more percent fall below. ...Read more

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What can be done to lower AST (sgot) levels?

What can be done to lower AST (sgot) levels?

Don't treat labs: If the SGOT / SGPT are up, you need to find out why. If you're injuring your liver with alcohol, they're your wake-up call. If it's a medicine to which you're allergic, you must stop it. If you have chronic hepatitis, hemochromatosis, wilson's, or autoimmune hepatitis, this needs to be addressed. If they're up from extreme fitness, good for you. Metabolic syndrome is best rx'd by exercise. ...Read more

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How high do AST (sgot) levels before concerned?

Seek the cause: These are markers for ongoing / smoldering liver injury. If mine were over 40, i'd seek a reason. The cause may be anything from too many drinks per day to deadly-but-very-treatable illnesses like hemochromatosis or wilson's. ...Read more

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My AST SGOT is low on level 8. Is this dangerous? What can i do to be on normal level.?

My AST SGOT is low on level 8. Is this dangerous? What can i do to be on normal level.?

You're fine: Reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either side. Low AST / SGOT is never a problem. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of a chronically *low* AST (sgot) result? Should i be concerned, are there actions I should take?

No: Low ast (SGOT) / alt (SGPT) mean nothing. The ranges are set up so that 90% of healthy folks fall into them. This generates confusion. We have a saying in lab medicine, "treat the person, not then number.". ...Read more

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What is the test alt/sgpt and ast/sgot done for?

What is the test alt/sgpt and ast/sgot done for?

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

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What is the meaning of ALT and AST (sgot) tests?

What is the meaning of ALT and AST (sgot) tests?

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

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How can I lower levels of AST (sgot) and ALT (sgpt)?

Depends on the cause: Sgot and SGPT are liver enzymes. Lowering them depends on the cause of the elevation. Some medications can cause the elevation and stopping the medications will result in normalizing them. Alcohol, gallstones, infections (mono, hepatitis), and other liver toxins can also cause elevated liver enzymes. ...Read more

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What does it mean when ALT (SGPT) is 8 AST (SGOT) is 15. ?

Normal: The results you described are normal. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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If a patient have high ast(sgot) rate what does it means medically?

Elevated lft: That means one has an elevated liver function test (lft). Elevated lft's can be caused by multiple issues ranging form common obesity/overweight conditions (hepatic steatosis), medications, alcohol use, to viral hepatitis, just to name a few. See your dr. And get regular check ups and assure the lft elevation is followed up on and monitored by a dr. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have elevated levels of ALT (sgpt) and AST (sgot). What does that mean?

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

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Ast (sgot) 33 ALT (sgpt) 39 high..What could be wrong why is the ALT high? Is this bad?

Nearly Normal: To give you a good and valid answer i would need more information. But, in general these are relatively normal and common results and i would not raise a red flag yet. I would ask my patient if there any toxic things they are ingesting such as too much tylenol, (acetaminophen) iron or alcohol. But this is nothing to lose sleep over yet. ...Read more

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What is expected ALT (sgpt) and AST (sgot) in alcoholic?

Depends: If he's been sober for a few days (good!), they're likely to be normal. If he's abusing alcohol enough to hurt himself / others, they can still be within the normal range, or they can be high. If they're above 400, he's probably got alcoholic hepatitis. Sgpt tends to be lower than SGOT in drinkers. The diagnosis of alcoholism is clinical, not lab based -- but you knew that. ...Read more

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Can sgot (ast) and sgpt (alt) levels be lowered with dietary changes?

Depends on the : Reason for elevation of enzymes. If you drink alcohol, stop for about three months and retest. If you are diabetic, control blood glucose better, if you are overweight, lose weight; if you are on any medication, discuss the side effects of medication with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have high levels of triglycerid and ALT (sgpt) and AST (sgot). What does this mean?

I have high levels of triglycerid and ALT (sgpt) and AST (sgot). What does this 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

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I have a sgpt (alt) of 52, sgot (ast) of 27, and my ldh of 268, should I get more tests?

Enzymes: The ldh is a bit high, this could be abnormal or be a lab error. Best to discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Alkaline, direct test AST (sgot)and ALT (sgpt) high levvel its test report so what we do. And what we eat .

Comply: Glad you're off meds. No alcohol either. The level of ast that you give is actually okay for some men, especially of african descent, and it may be fine. You'll get checked for hepatitis b and c, wilson's, hemochromatosis, autoimmune hepatitis. This would be a great time to get back into a fitness-focused lifestyle. Best wishes. ...Read more