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At what point does the liver fail with elevated ggt levels ?

My husband is 40 years old, has a serious drinking problem. Had elevated ggt of 450 in oct. current is 659. at what level does the liver completely fail?
Asked On : Tue, 19 Jul 2011
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
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GGT indicates a state where liver is not able to secrete it's products properly. AST and ALT levels coincide with liver injury. GGT usually is high when alcohol binge has taken place or in chronic alcoholism/ He needs to stop drinking or he will develop cirrhosis of liver and complications like vomiting blood, testis damage, circulation of female hormones more, loss of body hair, lack of sex drive, ascites, swelling of body, kidney failure. Tell him these complications and he may get enlightened of these risks and help in stop drinking by enrolling him in deaddiction centres like Alcoholics Anonymous if his Doctor recommends which will be best for him.
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Pediatrician Dr. Aseem's  Response
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Read your prob, as your husband s GGT is 659, its a high range ont wait for further progress, for liver failure, consult with your doc n start proper treatment, try to stopping alcohol, as this is sign of fatty liver due to alcohol which progress to fibrosis n chirrosis lead to liver failure. you can start anu liver tonic also as per advise of your doc.
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