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Liver Tests - elevated GGT and ALT, kindly suggest

Normal weight, non-drinking male who doesn t take any medication, except for a few advil a couple times a week. Why would his GGT be 150 and ALT be 55 ? Hep B and C have come out negative. All other blood tests have come out within range, including AST, ALP and Bili. Also, he has no symptoms at all, except maybe a cavity during the time when the tests were done.
Asked On : Thu, 10 Mar 2011
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Welcome to HealthcareMagic forum.

The rise in ALT is more specific to your liver function. It can rise even in people who do not drink alcohol and are not on any drugs too. the causes being Viral hepatitis,
fatty liver,Autoimmune hepatitis, Herbal toxicity,Genetic liver diseases,Liver tumors
Heart failure,Strenuous exercise.

Regarding the GGT values, they are more indicative of a gall bladder disease as in cholestatic diseases,like gall bladder stones, infections of the same,primary biliary cirrhosis ,etc

as in your case it could be a fatty liver or even a non alcoholic fatty liver disease to be more specific

It needs to be evaluated further and treated accordingly with simple diet management and few drugs if needed

Wishing you good health.
Answered: Thu, 10 Mar 2011
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