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LFT showed high values, have reduced alcohol consumption, on diet suggested by physician. How long will it take to recover?

sir , I am Mukesh Kesarwani , 42 yrs of age . According to my LFT Serum Bilirubin is 1.57 , SGPT - 123 and SGOT - 84 . I am a frequent drinker and consume about 150 ml alcohol almost daily . I am fond of good spicy food espesially non -vegitarian . my hieght is 6 2 and my body weight is 79 kg . I am completely on the diet as prescribed by my physician . How long it will take to recover and i will be able to drink and have the food i m passionate for
Asked On : Fri, 5 Oct 2012
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Hello Mr.Mukesh,

You said you take alcohol daily and your LFT showed mild increase in Bilirubin levels and liver enzyme levels. It indicates that your liver had some injury due to your alcohol intake. The serum bilirubin levels and liver enzymes levels will revert back to normal in few days. But taking alcohol in future may again cause elevation of bilirubin and liver enzymes.

Daily alcohol intake may cause Cirrhosis of liver with Portal Hypertension due to which you will have permanent liver failure and its dangerous to life.

About the food, yeah you can take spicy food if you don't have any Gastritis problem. But if you develop Cirrhosis and portal hypertension, you need to take low salt and less spicy food.

My advice is to stop taking alcohol and be on follow up with your physician.
Answered: Fri, 26 Oct 2012
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