Eventhough the other liver tests come down when you quit drinking,
GGT enzyme takes much longer to come down. Important thing is
that you completely stay away from alcohol intake, does not matter
whether it is beer, whiskey or wine. You don't want to cause more
damage to the liver. I would expect, with proper diet, vitamin
supplementation ,especially Super B-Complex Vitamin, Vit-E 800 i.u. daily
and 1000 mg. of Vit-C daily, within three months that should come down
to normal levels.
You asked, what other things can do this. Hepatitis B
and C ,in chronic
form can do this. You always have to have tests done for this, because
lot of times there may not be any symptoms. Other major cause is drug
induced damage to the liver. Even Acetaminophen
, taken in excess can
cause liver damage
. So do NSAIDS such as Ibuprofen
, Naproxen etc.
Certain antibiotics, sulfa, tetracycline
family of drugs can affect the liver
in some. THere are some rare metabolic diseases and genetic enzyme
deficiency that can cause liver disease.
Hope this answers your concerns.
I wish you well, have a happy ,healthy,New Year.