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Overweight. Done bilirubin tests. Please suggest?

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Hi XXXXXXX this side ,
Am male with 30 Years of age with wt 98 Kg.
have undergone lft with following result. Please advice

BILIRUBIN -DIRECT PHOTOMETRY 0 - 0.3 mg/dl 0.17
BILIRUBIN - TOTAL PHOTOMETRY 0 - 1.2 mg/dl 0.55
BILIRUBIN (INDIRECT) CALCULATED 0 - 0.9 mg/dl 0.38
ASPARTATE AMINOTRANSFERASE (SGOT ) PHOTOMETRY M: 0 to 37 - F: 0 to 31 U/l 53
ALANINE TRANSAMINASE (SGPT) PHOTOMETRY M: 0 to 37 - F: 0 to 31 U/l 96
ALKALINE PHOSPHATASE PHOTOMETRY M:53 to 128 - F:42 to 98 U/l 106.9
GAMMA GLUTAMYL TRANSFERASE (GGT) PHOTOMETRY M: 0 to 50 - F :0 to 30 U/l 36
PROTEIN - TOTAL PHOTOMETRY 6.0 - 8.3 gm/dl 7.3
ALBUMIN - SERUM PHOTOMETRY 3.2 - 5.0 gm/dl 4.63
Posted Wed, 23 May 2012 in Liver and Gall Bladder
 
 
Answered by Dr. Poorna Chandra K.S 7 hours later
Hi and thanks for the query
Based on the profile sent two things are apparent - you are overweight (considering that you are average built) and that you have hepatitis.
In people who are obese, frequently excess fat is deposited in the liver and the fat itself can induce liver inflammation. This is called Non alcoholic steatohepatitis. It can be reversed in the early stages by exercising and a gradual weight loss.
However other incidental causes of hepatitis like viral hepatitis and drug induced hepatitis have to be ruled out.
Regards
Dr XXXXXXX
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