Hi, I have been a heavy binge beer drinker and a smoker for 2 years. Six months back, I had done some tests after feeling some pain in the right side of the abdomen. My stomach used to feel like it's burning inside. It was a very vague feeling. I had done LFT, ULTRASOUND, lipid profile and some other diabetes and hepatitis tests after consulting a gastroenterologist. Doctor told me that my cholesterol levels are very elevated in 365's and my SGPT & SGOT were also in the range of 360's. He told me after looking at my ultrasound that I have mild fatty liver as it was slightly enlarged. The doctor didn't find any diabetes or hepatitis. He clearly told me to stop drinking and get back to physical activities. Now, after six months after not taking any medicines to improve it, I stopped drinking/smoking completely, I started playing badminton daily and went to the lab for LFT & the lipid profile test. The results are below:
Lipid profile test results:
CHOLESTEROL - 293 HIGH
TRIGLYCERIDES - 163 HIGH
CHOLESTEROL HDL - 38 LOW
DIRECT LDL CHOLESTEROL - 195 HIGH
CHOL/HDL ratio - 7.7 HIGH
LDL/HDL ratio - 5.1 HIGH
VERY LOW DENSITY LIPOPROTEIN - 32.6 HIGH
Liver function test results (without GGT):
SGOT - 54 HIGH
SGPT - 148 HIGH
ALKALINE PHOSPHATASE - 77
LACTATE DEHYDROGENASE - 188
BILIRUBIN - 0.50
BILIRUBIN, DIRECT 0.10
BILIRUBIN, INDIRECT 0.40
TOTAL PROTEIN 7.8
ALBUMIN/GLOBULIN RATIO 1.4
I'm planning to take Himalaya LIV 52 with Milk thistle to improve my condition. Please suggest what needs to be done more in my case.
Hi there, I wish there was a doctor here, I really do. We are just liver patients like you that are trying to help each other.
What did your doctor say?
Are you saying you didn't do anything about it for 6 months but recently started to exercise? It does take time for the numbers to change. I had high cholesterol and found out that all the fat I was eating, peanut butter was elevating mine. 3 months after I stopped the peanut butter I had dropped my cholesterol.
Do you drink water? The liver needs water in order to work more efficiently.
How do you feel?
In addition to exercising you have to watch what you eat and drink. If you drink you need to stop or reduce as much as possible. Your numbers are high. Do you take any medications that could be causing this?
Anecdotally, my husband has cut out most of the fat he used to eat. He has done no exercise. He has lost 20 lbs since Sept 27th. Sometimes it is what you eat or drink.
Everything you eat or drink has to be processed by your liver so try to think about everything you eat drink put on your skin.
I would be interested to hear what your doctor says about your elevated liver enzymes
WOW! That is great losing weight will help. It sounds like your doctor fears that you have liver damage based on your blood work, that is why he wants to do the biopsy. I had a biopsy even though my liver enzymes were only slightly elevated and I was heading into cirrhosis. The live can regenerate if it is treated right and is not too damaged. I have read of people on the cirrhosis forum who have gotten better when they changed their diet. You have a chance as well
My husband had to have his gall bladder removed and is not on a low fat under 50 mg or no fat diet.
The change is remarkable
I have also heard milk thistle and Liv 52 can help
Good luck to you
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