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What do you recommend if I have elevated ALT and cholesterol levels?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
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In brief: How high is high?

Review your results w/your family doc or whoever ordered your tests.
If you're overweight/obese or are apple-shaped w/waist greater than 35" in women & 40" in men, fatty liver could explain high ALT. Excess alcohol could too. And acetaminophen (Tylenol). If it's really high, greater than 3x upper limit of normal, then perhaps viral infection. Figure out & treat high ALT then focus on cholesterol.

In brief: How high is high?

Review your results w/your family doc or whoever ordered your tests.
If you're overweight/obese or are apple-shaped w/waist greater than 35" in women & 40" in men, fatty liver could explain high ALT. Excess alcohol could too. And acetaminophen (Tylenol). If it's really high, greater than 3x upper limit of normal, then perhaps viral infection. Figure out & treat high ALT then focus on cholesterol.
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