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How can you normalize sgpt and sgot results?

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Dr. Scott Beede
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Why are they up?

Elevated liver enzymes (sgpt, sgot, also called ast and alt) are signs of inflammation in the liver, but they do not tell you the cause.
The treatment will depend on the cause. A few of the common causes are overuse of alcohol. Being overweight, certain medications, infections, autoimmune diseases, and metabolic diseases (copper or iron storage diseases). Further investigation is needed.

In brief: Why are they up?

Elevated liver enzymes (sgpt, sgot, also called ast and alt) are signs of inflammation in the liver, but they do not tell you the cause.
The treatment will depend on the cause. A few of the common causes are overuse of alcohol. Being overweight, certain medications, infections, autoimmune diseases, and metabolic diseases (copper or iron storage diseases). Further investigation is needed.
Dr. Scott Beede
Dr. Scott Beede
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology

In brief: Find cause

If two weeks off alcohol and medicines including herbals and painkillers doesn't work, we need to find the cause.
Don't treat a lab value. We need to rule out hemochromatosis, hepatitis b and c, autoimmune hepatitis, wilson's and maybe a few more. You may prove to have a metabolic syndrome variant that responds magnificently to a fitness-focused lifestyle.

In brief: Find cause

If two weeks off alcohol and medicines including herbals and painkillers doesn't work, we need to find the cause.
Don't treat a lab value. We need to rule out hemochromatosis, hepatitis b and c, autoimmune hepatitis, wilson's and maybe a few more. You may prove to have a metabolic syndrome variant that responds magnificently to a fitness-focused lifestyle.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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