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I am diabetic for 5 years. I take only Insulin. Doctor prescribed my Ursodeoxycolic Acid 150 mg tablet twice daily for high SGPT (156). Does it work?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology

In brief: Need to clarify

We don't treat lab values.
What diagnosis were you given? Do you have primary biliary cirrhosis proved by serology or biopsy? Is this a way of treating NASH -- evidence is so-so. Have hepatitis B and C, hemochromatosis, alcohol, autoimmunity, and medication allergy been ruled out?

In brief: Need to clarify

We don't treat lab values.
What diagnosis were you given? Do you have primary biliary cirrhosis proved by serology or biopsy? Is this a way of treating NASH -- evidence is so-so. Have hepatitis B and C, hemochromatosis, alcohol, autoimmunity, and medication allergy been ruled out?
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