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Liver parameters high. Matter of concern?

Hello. I just got a few blood tests back and I m concerned about my liver . It came back as 53 in ALT and 153 in GGT. I am overweight , 5 7, 220 lbs, just had a baby 4 months ago, my first. One year ago, when I had a physical, my liver testing was slightly high as well, I took another test and it was normal, i was pregnant then about 6 weeks. Now i just took another test and the results were high. should i be concerned?
Asked On : Mon, 18 Feb 2013
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Your liver enzymes like GGTP is definitely very high although ALT is just marginally raised and it is definitely a cause of concern.
The most common causes for high GGTPis chronic consumption of alcohol.
The other common cause is being obese and overweight.
You must reduce your weight.
Take less calories.
Do regular exercises.
If taking alcohol,then stop it completely.
Take more of fresh fruits and green vegetables.
Avoid junk foods like burgers and pizzas.
Avoid sweets and deep fried foods.
Get your enzymes tested again after 3 months .
If they are still very high,then consult a gastroenterologist and look for other causes for high GGTP levels like hepatitis,cirrhosis,pancreatitis,viral infections like CMV etc.
Answered: Tue, 19 Feb 2013
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