What causes elevated GGT levels in blood?
the GGT itself will not harm you, but it is an indicator
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GGT is found in the liver , kidney and pancreas mainly. Also found in the heart, brain , spleen and intestines
Though alcohol use is one of the more common causes, there are other causes as well, elevation can be due to issues with liver or can be extra hepatic (outside liver causes).
Since your other liver enzymes are normal, this may mean it is due to an extrahepatic cause.
Liver causes are: (a)hepatitis- inflammation of the liver
(b)mass in the liver
(c)biliary cirhosis- damage to the bile ducts/passages for bile in the liver
Extrahepatic (outside liver) causes: (A)pancreatitis
(c)side effect of medication- need to check if related to any traditional or herbal meds
There are no diet changes that can be made to decrease levels. The cause would need to be found and addressed.
The increase in the GGT itself is not dangerous (the GGt itself will not harm you) but it is an indicator that something may or may not be going on in the body
I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions
ALT is another liver enzyme
ALT is another liver enzyme. It is found in other places than the liver but it is mainly used to assess liver function.
If the ALT was also slightly increased, this may mean that the increased GGT is related to liver disease
In terms of the ca breast, this does refer to breast cancer but this is an rare uncommon cause.
Please feel free to ask any other questions
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