Husband has liver disease. AST, ALT blood work is normal. Since these tests check for liver disease is it odd that the blood work is normal?
No, that's common. You list alcoholic hepatitis as a diagnosis. If Hubby has recovered from alcoholic hepatitis, then the AST and ALT will be normal again. There may be scarring (cirrhosis, even) but if he's sobered up, the enzymes will be normal anyway. Anybody can raise their enzymes by being drunk for a few days without actual liver disease worth diagnosis. Glad he's better; hope he thanks you.
I recently had blood work done and my ALT was 21 and my AST was 16. Both are in normal range but the ratio is. 8 which I read could indicate liver disease?
No it does not. Your ALT, AST are fine. Do not worry about the ratio. 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. Read more...