Total protein 6.7
I do drink about 3 times a week when going out with friends. I think this may be the reason for the elevation. I have no problem quitting that, however, will that help with these results?
I also take 5mg or Norvasc and 40 mg of Lisinopril. When pain relief is needed I take ibuprofen instead of acetaminophen.
I notice two anomalies in your attached blood reports-
1. Raised GGT- Gamma Glutamyl Transferase levels are fairly commonly raised in females under effect of their estrogen hormone without any consequences, much higher levels than your levels are so common.
Off course alcohol...
my.. SGOT 34.3U/ML AND LAST WEEK IT WAS 28 MY .. SGPT86.8U/ML AND LAST WEEK IT WAS 52 I STOP DRINKING
s (could this be the reason for hight level GGT because of selenium toxicity?). Would appreciate your opinions.
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Increased GGT indicates liver injury and it is specific for alcoholic liver injury.
You need clinical examination and few other investigations.
You need few more investigations like random blood sugar(RBS),renal function test(RFT),complete lipid profile,viral...
my name is XXXXXXX and recently I had a health screening in which my gamma gt showed as 159. all the remaining liver functional test are normal. also my ultrasound for my liver is normal too. I am not a heavy drinker but I am on ayurvedic medication for the past 5 years. Do I need to worry ? is the reading considered too high ?
sorry there was a mistake In the previous question where I mentioned that I am not a heavy drinker, what I meant to say is that I do not drink at all I have never ever sipped alcohol.
You are young, 33 years old and during medical screening found to have 159, which is high as upper limit of normal is 42.
GGT (Gamma glutamyl transpeptidase) which is commonly seen elevated in alcohol related injury to liver but as you mentioned that you do not take alcohol.
Thanks for the query.
Gamma-glutamyl transferase(GGT) is normally between 0-51IU/L in women, although the normal range could vary slightly from laboratory to laboratory.
(GGT) is increased in cases of obstructive or cholestatic liver disease and is also a potential indicator of alcohol usage....