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MY RECENT HEALTH CHANGES

HI
I HAD MY BLOOD REPORTS DONE TODAY AND FOUND INCREASED ALT AND AST LEVELS SPECIFICALLY AND A HIGH CRP RANGE. MY READINGS SPECIFICALLY ARE

AST- 87
ALT 137
CRP REFERNCE RANGE- 4.7

I have had persistant low grade fever and headaches, facial flushing and significant weakness and malaise.

What do you think is wrong and what are the treatments possible?
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I am sorry that I do not have any answers for you, but welcome to the site, and please stick around because I am almost positive you will get answers. It is the week end so sometimes it takes longer for people to get replies. This place is great for information and for support :-)
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Welcome to the MedHelp forum!
A high C-Reactive protein can be an indication of infection, inflammation, dental problem, arthritis, increased risk of heart problems, increased risk of cancers etc. A high C-Reactive protein should be evaluated ASAP.
Many a times AST (SGOT) and ALT OR SGPT (both are collectively called transaminases) rise without any cause. Because AST is found in many other organs besides the liver, including the kidneys, the muscles, and the heart, having a high level of AST does not always (but often does) indicate that there is a liver problem. For example, even vigorous exercise may elevate AST levels in the body. However to reach at that conclusion the medical causes of these raised transaminases have to be ruled out. Causes of liver transaminase elevations include viral hepatitis, alcohol use, medication use, steatosis or steatohepatitis, and cirrhosis. Steatosis and cirrhosis are ruled out by the ultrasound. Other common health conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease, pancreatitis, hemolytic anemia and thyroid disease, can also cause liver transaminase elevations. Most liver diseases are characterized by greater ALT elevations than AST elevations except cirrohsis and alcohol abuse. ALT also rises in bile duct obstruction due to stone.
Hence liver infection and heart conditions should be evaluated ASAP. Take care!
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