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What causes increased ALT levels?

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Dr. Indu Kumar

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Posted on Tue, 1 Jul 2014 in Liver and Gall Bladder
Question: My Liver Alt came back as a 52 during 2 separate blood tests. My dr is sending me for ultrasound. Is she being overly cautious? Should i be concerned with this number?
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Answered by Dr. Indu Kumar 25 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Your doctor has rightly advised for USG.

Detailed Answer:
Hello XXXXXXX
Thanks for writing to HCM

I have gone through your reports in detail.
Increased ALT indicates liver injury.It may be due to many reasons like hepatitis,dyslipidemia,autoimmune causes etc.

You need proper clinical examination and further evaluation.
Your doctor has rightly advised for Ultrasonography(USG).This is very important in screening of liver.
It is important to know about bilirubin level,GGT,history of alcohol intake,fever etc.
You also need few more investigations like routine hemogram,Lipid profile,Renal function test,Viral markers,Urine RE/ME.Further investigations can be done if needed.

You should avoid fatty food.
You should take tablet Ursodeoxycholic acid 300 mg twice daily for three months.It will help in regeneration of liver cells.
You should increase your physical activity in the form of exercise and walking.

You should completely avoid alcohol intake if you take it.

Proper treatment depend upon findings.

Get well soon.
Hope I have answered your question.
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 8 hours later
The pill u mention is only by prescription? Not at health food store. A suggestions?
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Answered by Dr. Indu Kumar 7 hours later
Brief Answer:
Please find detail answer below.

Detailed Answer:
Hello XXXXXXX
Thanks for writing back

Advised pills are sold by prescription,but first let the full investigations complete.
It is important to diagnose the underlying etiology.

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

Take Care
Dr.Indu XXXXXXX
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