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Concerned about the elevated liver enzymes - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi, I have high levels of SGPT & SGOT, both around 160 (normal = ~40) while my blood pressure is 130/90 and fasting glucose level is 94 (80-120 being normal)
Doctor :   hello
User :   Hi Doctor..
Doctor :   may i know your age and gender please ?
User :   27, Male, 162cm, 85kg
Doctor :   do you have any other medical condition
Doctor :   what are your symptoms if you have any ?
Doctor :   do you smoke or consume alcohol?
User :   I had an elevated blood pressure of 130/90
User :   I'm a regular smoker.
Doctor :   alcohol?
User :   I used to consume a lot of alcohol these days, like 4-5 drinks (60ml drinks)
User :   thats 5 X 60ml
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   and since how long have you stopped it?
User :   since last tuesday
User :   3 days back
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   since how long were you consuming these alcohol ?
User :   about 4 years
User :   but back then, i was consuming lesser quantities
Doctor :   well i am glad you have stopped taking alcohol as the liver considers it as a poison and leading to liver damage
User :   okay
Doctor :   let me tell you that once you COMPLETELY leave alcohol the liver as the capability to completely cure
Doctor :   high liver enzymes levels are a sigh of liver damage
Doctor :   signs
User :   okay..
Doctor :   and the only cure is
Doctor :   COMPLETE STOPPAGE of alcohol
User :   Will I have to take medication? or is my liver going to cure itself?
User :   I won't have any more alcohol, in any case..
Doctor :   yes its very important that you stop
Doctor :   do you have any symptoms ?
User :   None other than I had high blood pressure, and a headache related to that
Doctor :   130/90 is a borderline increase
Doctor :   dont worry
User :   high bp of 130/90 when I checked today. I was having headache a couple of days earlier. I din't mind thinking it would be hang over. Must be related to a higher blood pressure that day?
Doctor :   but yes more alcohol consumption can cause permanent damage
Doctor :   make sure you stop and i assure you , you will be fine
User :   Okay. Thats good news!
Doctor :   yes thats for sure is
User :   I've heard of some liver supplements in advertisements, are they any good?
Doctor :   no its not really required as long as you are having a good diet
Doctor :   how is your health otherwise ?
User :   Yeah, I've a healthy diet nowadays. I've started working out.
User :   Health is fine otherwise. Had minor fluid collection on my legs because i'm overweight..
Doctor :   well you are on your way to a complete healthy lifestyle and long life
Doctor :   just stick to your plan
Doctor :   and stay motivated
Doctor :   thanks
Doctor :   bye
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