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?
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.
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.
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.