My most recent bloodwork revealed elevated liver enzymes. AST/SGOT 64 (normal range <50) ALP 123 (normal range <92). My maternal grandmother was diagnosed with liver cancer at age 68 (deceased, but not from the cancer) and my mother has non-alcoholic cirrhosis and hepC. I am 36 and really, very concerned due to familial history. I had a liver sonogram this morning and will "patiently" await the results.
About 4 weeks ago, I decided I was in need of a lifestyle change. I began making better food choices and portion control. I've since lost about 15 pounds. My skin is NOT yellow tinted, I am NOT over fatigued, and I have NOT had unintentional weight loss; however I am still very much scared about this sonogram.
Any information would be appreciated.
Yes, the lifestyle changes I'm making are very much for my own good. I've always been overweight but as I near 40 I have began to realize I need to take better care of myself...not only for my own health but for my children as well...they need better food choices, too. Currently, my physician checks my LFT about every 6 - 8 months. I had it done in February and all was okay. Then last week there was this jump in liver enzymes. I'm still hoping for "just a fatty liver" and that my new lifestyle change will help keep it from getting worse.
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