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AST and AlT high, exercising, very few drinks. How can I drive back to normal?

I just got bloodwork back and my AST level was 161. My ALT was only slightly high at 51. I am concerned with the AST. I am a 34 yr old woman that rarely exercised, and drank several drinks per day. I have now ceased drinking, and am going to be exercising regularly. If I keep this up along with healthy eating, will I be able to get my AST levels back to a more normal level, and how long might I expect that to take? Thanks.
Asked On : Tue, 15 Jan 2013
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Thank you for posting your question here, I will try to answer it as best as I can.

The steps you have taken are in the right direction, yes you need to exercise and stop drinking. But you also need to change your diet, increase carbohydrate intake and reduce protein intake, also you can take some vitamin supplements, they are known to help.
You can also talk to your doctor about him prescribing you with some anti inflammatory drugs for your liver.
And last but not least you need to make up follow up appointments, so that the level of AST & ALT can be monitored to check whether they are decreasing or not.

I hope this answered your question.
Answered: Sun, 30 Jun 2013
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