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21 year old with high SGPT and SGOT levels. Does this affect the liver? Need to stop drinking?

hello,i ve diagnosed with SGPT( ALT ) 97 and SGOT(AST) 251,am a 21 year old male about 75kg,my doctor said that is really high and need to stop drinking,i believe i dont drink too much,i asked for second opinion and the other doctor told me that SGPT and SGOT doesnt effect the liver so its okay.what is your opinion on this? thank you in advance
Asked On : Wed, 12 Dec 2012
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Apr 2013
Dear Sir, SGP and SGOT are liver enzymes and it is not usual to call it a "diagnosis". Simply said, these enzymes are elevated when you have liver damage of any kind. So its elevation is a consequence of some liver disorder which you need ti find out. At your age the most common cause is alchohol drinking and viral hepatitis, but also some autoimmune and congential disorders should be ruled out. You should do liver ultrasound and biopsy to evaluate the degree of liver damage and depending on it you can plan further diagnostic tests and therapy. And of course,stop drinking...If you believe you dont drink too much it doesnt mean it. If your enzymes stabilize when you stop drinking then everything is clear.

Wish you good health, Dr. Ivan Romich
Answered: Wed, 12 Dec 2012
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