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Have Gamma GT 63 u/l. Stomach is protruding. Taking 3 glass wine every night. Cause?

My Gamma GT is raised to 63 u/l. I am thinking this is because I drink 3 x glasses red wine every night. Have done this for a number of years. Recently however, my stomach is protuding to the point of looking 5 months pregnant. This happened in only in the last 3 months. Is it only the alcohol or could there be another problem. I am 57 years old and have a normal small frame at about 50 kilos
Asked On : Mon, 25 Mar 2013
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Apr 2013
Hi and welcome to HCM.
GGT elevation is definitely caused by alcohol. Even 3 glasses of wine raise its level.
Stomach protruding as you say can be caused by many disorders and can be related to your liver damage if you have it; it is called ascites and means that here is fluid accumulation in your abdominal cavity. If you have bloating which comes and goes then you should try to change your dietary habbits first,avoid smoking,alcohol and fast food. If you have persistant enlargement in your abdomen then you should do ultrasound as soon as you can to verify is there any mass or fluid collection.
WIsh you good health.
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