Diabetic. Blood test showed increased SGOT and SGPT. Suggest? - Online Doctor Chats
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hello ... i wanted to use this service to discuss about my mothers health condition
she is diabetic and in the resent tests has increased levels of SGOT/SGPT readings as part of annual LFT test
What is the SGOT and SGPT levels?
about 70 and 108 respectively
May I know your mother's age?
This report is normal although it is at the higher levels
i currently dont have all the reports handy ... but its been about 2 months now
SGOT and SGPT are significant only when they are increased up to three times the normal
You could probably get back with all the reports and we could discuss in detail
However, her current SGOT and SGPT levels are normal
Nothing to worry about them
ok ... normal for females was
70 and 108 is still considered fine
It is significant only when it runs in hundreds
we did approach a gastroentologist ... and he has prescribed a medicine named Heptral 400mg twice a day ... for 15 days ... after going through several other blood serum tests for any infection in the liver
she used them and then checked the readings again ... they started to come down ... the latest reading taken last week had about 58 and 70 ...
was asked to continue the medicine for another 15 days ... and retest the numbers ... hopefully they should get back to normal
i wanted to understand what could have caused this spike ...
one possibility is an acute infection of the liver in the form of hepatitis
hmm .. ok .. although nothing showed up in the detailed blood tests for anitibodies etc. for hepatitis ...
she had an overdose of vitamin D about 6 months ago ... where she ended up taking XXXXXXX 60K medicines daily ... for 2-3 months ... do u think this can also cause any increase of SGOT/SGPT levels
It is still possible that it is a minor form of hepatitis
No, vitamin D as such is not hepatotoxic
ok .. we stopped her daily calcium suppliments after checking that her vitamin D levels were toxic > 100 ...
she used to take Shellcal HD daily once
ok ... so now that the SGOT/SGPT reading are heading down ... we can continue to use the medication and relax right ...
Yes, you got it right
cool ... thnks a lot for your time ... appreciate it
Thank you too
i actually want to discuss about her condition in detail later ... probably i will have the reports, other medications handy and come back
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