I recently applied for life insurance and they sent a med assistance to my home so that I could get a physical. The test results I got in the mail shows my GGT (GGTP) was 215 U/L and my Alkaline Phosphatase was at 158 U/L. What is this? Do I need to see my doctor? Can I eat a certain food or take a certain vitamin to help lower these levels?
High alkaline phosphatase (ALP) can be indicative of a bile duct blockage, among other things. Elevated GGT can also be indicative of liver disease as well as bile duct injury. Sometimes it’s also used to see if a patient is drinking alcohol as well. By the way, these results are only moderatly elevated.
I’d think I’d take these readings as a possible yellow flag and follow up with a doctor, rather than try to lower them without learning why they are elevated.
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