Gastroenterology Community
stopped drinking and enzymes went up
About This Community:

This forum is for questions regarding Gastroenterology issues such as Acid Reflux (GERD), Barretts Esophagus, Colitis, Colon/Bowel Disorders, Crohn's Disease, Diverticulitis/ Diverticulosis, Digestive Disorders and Stomach Pain.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

stopped drinking and enzymes went up

I went to my doctor last month for a check up and my blood tests showed that my ast was 36 and my alt was 85.  My doctor told me to stop drinking alcohol and they would redo the labs.  I stopped for 2 weeks and retook the labs.  This time my ast is 43 and my alt is 95.  Why would they go up?  My doctor wants me to stop drinking for 4 weeks and retake the labs again.  I am concernd but should I be more concerned.  I consider myself a heavy drinker of beer stopping is not a problem.  Any thoughts of what I might be looking at?
Related Discussions
2 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
If your GGT is normal it may not be alcohol causing the problem.  However it doesn't hurt to stop drinking because the alcohol could add to the load on the liver.  Are you overweight? Are you diabetic? Do you have high chol/trigs? All of these can contribute to raised liver enzymes.

Good luck.
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
I am not overwieght and all of my other levels are normal.  I dont exercise enough.  I dont have diabetes although my dad has it.  Because my enzyme levels went up after stopping my alcohol intake for 2 weeks i am worried that it is something else.  I definitly plan on stopping my drinking. Thank you for your response.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Gastroenterology Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
How to Silence Your Inner Critic an...
Apr 16 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eaters: How to Silence Yo...
Mar 26 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
1344197_tn?1392822771
Blank
Vaginal vs. Laparoscopic Hysterecto...
Feb 19 by J. Kyle Mathews, MD, DVMBlank
Top Digestive Answerers
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
CalGal
CA
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Morecambe
Weybridge, United Kingdom
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
mammo
Cincinnati, OH
140029_tn?1393301742
Blank
Matthew007
UT
168348_tn?1379360675
Blank
ChitChatNine
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
remar
st. louis, MO