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.

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Does lower SGOT (AST) and SGPT (ALT) levels (10 and 14 respectively) means weaker liver function? What is the average number of these hormones in blood?

Not necessarily. Liver function is mainly looked at through total protein, albumin, international normalized ratio levels, which are proteins that the liver produces to help other parts of the body-if they are consistently low then it can suggest liver dysfunction or under functioning. AST and ALT are markers also, but not as specific for liver dysfunction as the above mentioned. . Read more...

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...

After taking saaz 500 (salfasalazine) for a month test report shows alt (sgpt) is 188 iu/l and ast (sgot) is 90 iu/l. How to normalize the levels?

It depends. Sulfasalazine may be the cause of abnormal liver tests, but only in a very small percentage of patients. If you also have a fever and rash, it could be a type of hypersensitivity (allergic reaction) and might need to be stopped. You also could have some other liver problems that might need to be treated (like chronic hepatitis infection or other drugs that affect your liver). See your doctor! Read more...