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LFT test done, shows elevated liver enzymes, ALT, ALT high, not alcoholic. Causes and treatment?

HELLO DR.SAMUEL , I WAS SHOCKED TO SEE MY LFT RESULTS . BECAUSE THE AST IS 67 U/L AND MY AST IS 43 U/L. I M NOT A ALCOHOLIC. BUT I DON T NOW WHY THE I HAVE A ELEVATED LIVER ENZYMSES.THE DR. ASK ME TO DO THE ULTASOUND.I M REALLY SCARED NOW. VERY DIPRESSED NOW.DON T NOW WHAT TO DO.PLEASE SUGGES ME WHAT I SHOULD DO TO DECRESS THE ELEVATED LIVER ENZYMES .THANK YOU .
Asked On : Sun, 15 Jul 2012
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Hello. Welcome to hcm
Just elevated liver enzymes can never say you have some grave disease. If bilirubin levels are normal,then you need not worry much. Ultrasound scan can see if your liver is really damaged or is it false positive results.
Alcoholism only need not cause elevated liver enzymes. It can be hepatitis caused from either drug intake to hepatitis virus,which can be managed. Your doctor will evaluate and some times repeat the test and find out the cause. Stay positive and get yourself treated.
All the best
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