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What causes an increase in SGOT and SGPT levels in a liver function test?

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Posted on Tue, 21 Aug 2018
Question: for doctor XXXXXXX XXXXXXX i had a liver function test today the readings were 18/01/18 08/02/18 range total bilirubin 0.72 mg/dl 0.7mg/dl 0.2-1.0 direct 0.33 mg/dl 0.3mg/dl .1-.3 indirect 0.39 mg/dl 0.4 mg/dl .2-.7 sgpt 58.5 u/l 74.5 u/l 0- 45 sgot 66.7 u/l 67.4 u/l 0-45 1. i m taking 2 tab liv 52 daily . 2. one capsule milk thistle 400 mg per day. 3. no other medicine. 4. stopped eating outside food only some times coffee or tea with buscuits . 5. no other sign . QUES why my sgpt and sogt has increase ? any alarming situation bilirubin has decreased slightly . also no alcohol intake . i m obese it might be the reason.
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Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar (38 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Add L- Carnitine and conjugated Linoleic acid to your diet for fat loss.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

In an obese patient, deposition of fat around the liver is termed as fatty liver. Mild to moderate fatty liver as such has no problem and is very common in XXXXXXX population. As explained earlier liver enzymes less than 3 times the normal range have no significance.

I would suggest you to go for an ultrasound scan of the liver to rule out the stage of fatty liver.
Along with it try to reduce your weight.

You can use supplements like L-Carnitine and conjugated Linoleic acid for that.

Hope it helped
Thanks!

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Follow up: Dr. Ramesh Kumar (38 minutes later)
and occassional alcohol can be taken ? quantity as u prescribed earlier
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Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar (1 minute later)
Brief Answer:
yes.

Detailed Answer:
Hello again,

60 ml twice a week; but try to reduce weight.

Regards!
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Follow up: Dr. Ramesh Kumar (42 minutes later)
sure sir ...first of all thanks to you that u answered patiently bass one last question ..why my sgpt and sogt have risen and no effect on bilirubin ...as i m taking milk thistle and liv 52 and no alcohol no outside food? this my last ques.? thanks again sir
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Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Follow up.

Detailed Answer:
Sir, it's not necessary that if a particular enzyme is raised all other parameters would be deranged.
Liv 52 and Milk Thistle are natural derivatives and would take 3 months minimum to show effect.

Thanks, and it's a pleasure to help you.
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What causes an increase in SGOT and SGPT levels in a liver function test?

Brief Answer: Add L- Carnitine and conjugated Linoleic acid to your diet for fat loss. Detailed Answer: Hello, In an obese patient, deposition of fat around the liver is termed as fatty liver. Mild to moderate fatty liver as such has no problem and is very common in XXXXXXX population. As explained earlier liver enzymes less than 3 times the normal range have no significance. I would suggest you to go for an ultrasound scan of the liver to rule out the stage of fatty liver. Along with it try to reduce your weight. You can use supplements like L-Carnitine and conjugated Linoleic acid for that. Hope it helped Thanks!