What causes elevated ALT levels?
Thanks for the query.
I have read your query and understand your concern.
Mild rise of ALT levels is a very common occurrence in general population and many a time,one can not find the exact reason for the rise inspite of detailed investigations.
General causes for the rise of ALT are diabetes,obesity,high cholesterol levels,alcohol,junk food,use of medicines like painkillers,use of herbs etc.
If these causes have been excluded and there is a persistent rise of ALT levels ( 2-3 times of upper level of normal limit ) for more than 4 weeks,then one orders test like serological markers of hepatitis B and C.
At the moment your doctor may be ordering tests like lipid profile,blood sugar ( fasting and PP ) and ultrasound abdomen.
I hope it helps however you are most welcome to revert to me for any further query.
Best of luck
These levels of 58 are not very high.
Consumption of pain killers,steroids and overweight can all cause ALT levels to be high.
If I were your treating doctor,I would simply ask you to stop the medicines,drink plenty of water,eat more of fresh fruits and green vegetables,avoid junk foods and do regular walk for 45 minutes a day and then get the ALT estimation done after a gap of 4 weeks.
In case ALT is still high,then I would think of getting the serological markers of B and C done.
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