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What causes high GGT levels?

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Posted on Thu, 9 Apr 2015
Question: My blood tests arrived and stand in doctor said it was not drastic but I would like to know how to get my Gamma GT lower.
Was 61 - I believe acceptable range is below 51.
All other results (Blood Test results that is) said very good and in a very healthy range.
Thanks,
XXXX
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Answered by Dr. Indu Kumar (26 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
High GGT may indicate liver injury.

Detailed Answer:
Hello

Your findings suggest mildly raised GGT.
High GGT may indicate liver injury.It may be due to many reasons like hepatitis,alcohol intake,altered lipid profile etc.
It is important to know other parameters like SGPT,bilirubin,alkaline phosphatase level.

You may need few investigations like routine hemogram,random blood sugar,lipid profile,complete liver function test,ultrasound of abdomen.

I suggest tablet ursodeoxycholic acid 300 mg twice daily for three months to my patients.It helps in regeneration of liver cells.
You may need to take few more medicines after full investigations.

Get well soon.
Hope I have answered your query.
Further queries are most welcome.

Take Care
Dr.Indu XXXXXXX
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Indu Kumar (2 hours later)
Is the ursodeoxycholic acid at 300 mg that you have suggested to be taken twice daily for three months. (& then I'm assuming I would repeat my LFT etc.) . Is it an over the counter medication or does it require a script.
Thanks for your prompt reply,
XXXX
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Answered by Dr. Indu Kumar (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Ursodeoxycholic acid 300 mg can be purchased from counter.

Detailed Answer:
Hello

Ursodeoxycholic acid 300 mg can be purchased from counter,but it is important to investigate for underlying cause.So,you should go for investigations.

Get well soon.
Hope I have answered your query.
Further queries are most welcome.

Take Care
Dr.Indu XXXXXXX
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What causes high GGT levels?

Brief Answer: High GGT may indicate liver injury. Detailed Answer: Hello Your findings suggest mildly raised GGT. High GGT may indicate liver injury.It may be due to many reasons like hepatitis,alcohol intake,altered lipid profile etc. It is important to know other parameters like SGPT,bilirubin,alkaline phosphatase level. You may need few investigations like routine hemogram,random blood sugar,lipid profile,complete liver function test,ultrasound of abdomen. I suggest tablet ursodeoxycholic acid 300 mg twice daily for three months to my patients.It helps in regeneration of liver cells. You may need to take few more medicines after full investigations. Get well soon. Hope I have answered your query. Further queries are most welcome. Take Care Dr.Indu XXXXXXX