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High SGOT SGPT

I recently had a general check-up a few months ago, when the Doctor noticed that both my SGOT = 73 and SGPT = 179 both all other tests show normal. I am 6'2 265 lbs. 36 y/o. I feel heathy and have no other physical problems. I have been married for the past 13 years and have not envolved myself in addtional sexual activity except with my wife. My father which is 62 y/o had a heart attack last year and his liver shows elevation as well. Can the issue I have be related to my weight? I was told by my physican to have a monthy check-up, but to be quite honest I am a little scared. I have all to live for..I want to watch my 5 y/o daughter grow-up. I love her so much and don't want her to be without her Daddy. As you can see I am scared to say the least. I do have a glass of red wine now and than, no more no less. My father however was a heavy drinker, but has gone without a drink for 4 years. Any information will be helpful to me, I know I need to follow up with my doctor.

The sad part about this is my father-in-law lost his life two years ago from pancreas cancer and my wife is also concerned. Again he was a heavy drinker, so I contribute his health to this alone.

I wait to hear your response.
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Howdy BuzJr,

Well, I can't really answer your questions. Your weight may have something to do with it but I don't know that at all -- I am no medical expert, just a patient that is guessing. I don't think anyone can answer your questions except your doctor. I do understand your fears and concerns though. The following question on high SGOT/SGPT was posted and answered at the MedHelp site ...

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Subject: High SGOT, SGPT
Topic Area: Hepatitis B
Forum: The Hepatitis Forum
Question Posted By: Jose on Wednesday, November 17, 1999

I would greatly appreciate any feedback that you can give me about my present condition. I had my annual medical examination recently, and since I had hepatitis 20 yrs ago my Dr. always cheks my liver enzymes. I was told to see a liver specialist since my SGOT was 65, SGPT 75 and Rheumatoid Factor 495. I'm 46 yrold, male, married and a full time employee I eat a balanced diet as much as I can, I do not drink, neither smoke, I run 30 to 40 miles a week, and I feel in excellent condition, but this test result is telling that something is not going well with my liver. What should I do to improve my condition and not to get things worse. In 2 months I will have my visit to the specialist, meanwhile what should I do? Thank you very much for all the information and help that you can provide.

Answer Posted By: HFHSM.D.-D.M. on Sunday, November 28, 1999

Dear Jose:

I really appreciate your question which is an excellent one. I am sure a lot of people out there have elevated liver enzymes and want to know what they mean and what they should do about it.

The SGOT and SGPT are chemicals that is made almost exclusively by liver cells. When the liver is irritated or inflamed it can leak SGOT and SGPT into the serum where it can be measured. Your SGOT and SGPT are elevated and it may mean there is on-going inflammation or damage to your liver. On some occasions, individuals run mild elevations of their liver enzymes for years and we never find a cause and we never see evidence of significant problems to the liver.

Our jobs as liver specialists is to find out what is causing the liver inflammation/damage. Once we figure that out, we can decide what we need to do about it. We look for common causes first like alcohol or other medications, excess fat in the liver and hepatitis B and C. We than look for more unusual or exotic causes. I am pleased you will be seeing a specialist to sort this out.

In the meantime, you should do what you are doing. Avoid alcohol or and drugs or medications that can damage the liver (ask your physician if you are not sure), live a healthy lifestyle and try to keep your fat intake down and blood cholesterol level where it should be.

I hope this information is helpful to you and I wish you good luck with you evaluation. If you have additional questions or more information, feel free to post the material back to MEDHELP. The direct number to our Liver Clinic at Henry Ford is (313) 916-8865. We have an active group of liver

This response is being provided for general informational purposes only and should not be considered medical advice or consultation. Always check with your personal physician when you have a question pertaining to your health.

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Which is ALT and which is AST?- just curious. I am not familiar with these terms
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Buz - I'm not a doctor and not in the medical field, so I am certainly no expert.  However, my husband has elevated liver function tests and does not have Hep C or hep of any type.  His doctor told him that his elevated liver function tests are due to his high cholesterol.  Do you have high cholesterol?  That could be an answer, but truly, your doctor needs to do a complete work up to figure it out.
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Don't panic.  The high level doesn't mean you're liver is shot.  When it's out of range the doctor often has you come back to see if it snaps back to normal.  You didn't mention your drinking habits.    It doesn't seem to have your doctor worried.  You feel good.
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completely avoiding alcohol is the only one way to reduce your ALT and AST level to normal.

After ALT elevation, One glass of wine is enough to kill 1000's  of cells in liver. Human liver just taking 18 months to regenarate the liver cells. In chronic ALT elevation, liver cannot regerate the liver cells then you can count your date to go your grave. No medicine, No way to stop your death.

I am sorry, I am rude but this all are true.

My Liver ALT and AST also high. I stoped alcohol

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this is very serous problem  abot SGPT &BILLIRUBIN levels...
i had hgh levels (56-224) frm April 2011, not it"s (95-156) i keeps on moving up &down
i had consulted many doctors (gastro specalist) i had gone thru many tests lyk all the hepatitis .... tey all are negative...
t still my LFT are not becoming normal..... i had a test of liver & that also is normal........
i dont know wt to do i visit th doctor & he told me to take the tablets like hepamerz & liv 52DS  & to be n a normal diet ...........
i had stopped drinking alochol frm last october 2011 .... .......plz help me ..wt to do....... i dont i dont have any symptomps of any jaundice ...
.my urine color is clear no yellowish color ...no pain in stomach .... i dont knwwt s happning to me.... plzz is it normal that SGPT levels
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It could be fatty liver or have them run autoimmune tests. Some high enzyme levels  could show autoimmune hepatitis or primary sclerosing cholangitis.
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