Autoimmune Disorders Community
Elevated ggt
Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Elevated ggt

I am a 54-year old woman. I was diagnosed with PBC in 1989 when liver biopsy was performed due to elevated transaminases and ggt. My symptoms are fatigue, problems with concentration and random intolerance to food. I am not jaundiced and I don't suffer from pruritus. I am active,  work and take care of my family.
My transaminase levels are 5 times above normal and my ggt raised from 300 to 500 in the past year.
What kind of tests/treatment would you suggest for me?
Tags: Liver, ggt
2 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
351246_tn?1379685732
Hi!
The symptoms can be due to primary biliary cirrhosis. High concentrations of GGT are found in the liver, bile ducts, and the kidney. Hence kidney and urinary problems could be causing the high GGT level as well. Greater-than-normal levels of GGT may also indicate: congestive heart failure , cholestasis (congestion of the bile ducts) , hepatitis , liver ischemia (blood flow deficiency), liver necrosis, liver tumor, high alcohol intake, use of hepatotoxic drugs (drugs toxic to liver). Transaminases may also be high due to PBC. Maybe you need a dose adjustment of urseodeoxycholic acid. Do discuss this with your doctor. Take care!

The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you. The advice may not be completely correct for you as the doctor cannot examine you and does not know your complete medical history. Hence this reply to your post should only be considered as a guiding line and you must consult your doctor at the earliest for your medical problem.
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
Hello,

Thank you very much for your answer. I went to see my gastroenterologist at once. He performed gastroscopy and abdomen US - both findings are normal, I have no esophageal varices and my liver is not enlarged, intrahepatic bile ducts are normal. Spleen is slightly enlarged.
He prescribed me  Ursodeoxycholic acid capsules 250 mg BID and referred me for control biopsy at the clinic. I'm not sure about this because I've already done two liver biopsies, both with different diagnosis and no treatment in either case.
I'd like to know your opinion on the prescribed drug and if you have any further suggestions or comments for me. Thank you!
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Autoimmune Disorders Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating Control: How to St...
Aug 28 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Autoimmune Answerers
434278_tn?1324709825
Blank
karajo
Spearsville, LA
1530171_tn?1362547225
Blank
TheLightSeeker
London, ON
8221281_tn?1397574572
Blank
Pantx
Denton, TX
1756321_tn?1377771734
Blank
Red_Star
Queensland, Australia
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
nutrinut_bob
1340994_tn?1374197577
Blank
Caryopteris
Raleigh, NC