Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
183 Doctors are Online

What could be the cause of my high sgpt?

my sgpt is 64, i am not a drinker, i am not a smoker, i am currently taking norvasc maintenance for blood pressure . what could be the cause of my high sgpt and is this alarming situation? what do i need to eat and exercise.? thanks
Asked On : Tue, 25 Jan 2011
Answers:  1 Views:  415
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics
Gastroenterologist 's  Response
SGPT is an enzyme produced in the liver and is elevated if there is liver injury. It can also be elevated with muscle / lung injury or hemolysis. Differentiation can be done by looking at the values of SGOT, GGT and ALP. Amlodepine (Novosac) rarely causes raised SGPT. With you being hypertensive there is also a chance of having non alcoholic fatty liver disease. Anything that injures the liver ( including alcohol) can elevate SGPT values. I need more information to help you out
Answered: Tue, 25 Jan 2011
I find this answer helpful

1 Doctor agrees with this answer

Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor