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What do my LFT test results indicate?

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Posted on Wed, 18 May 2016
Question: Hi Doctor,
I Recently went for casual dinner where i had a little alcohol and my face started turning red within few minutes. I am an occasional drinker and never had faced any problems in past, So i had a LFT (Liver Function test) done and ALT-75,GGTP-172 and ALP-214 rest all other are in normal levels. Then After I got lipid profile Kidney function test and fasting and post prandial (after meals) blood glucose done, reports attached.
Can You help me with the cause of this medication/Prescription for this,

Thanks, XXXXXXX
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Answered by Dr. Abhijit Deshmukh (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Hello Do not worry

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Welcome to HCM
Thank you for your query
I understand your concern
Possibly you have liver swelling or hepatitis due to alcohol intake.
Need to completely stop alcohol intake till your liver function normalize completely
In addition worthwhile getting yourself evaluated for hepatitis b and hepatitis c to look for other causes.
Avoid any hepatotoxic medication like painkillers if any.
Worthwhile getting an ultrasound done to look for other liver pathology and signs of permanent liver damage.
Keep monitoring your liver function tests weekly
Hope this answers your questions
Wish you a speedy recovery
Happy to help
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Naveen Kumar
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Follow up: Dr. Abhijit Deshmukh (16 minutes later)
Thank You Doctor,
1.Can you advice medication which would help in restoring the raised liver enzymes and Cholesterol.
2. would tablet Ursodeooxycholic acid 300 mg be useful in my case along with Vitamin E supplement.
3.Please suggest the test to evaluate hepatitis b and hepatitis c.
4. Does my reports show any signs of Disease which I should take care well in advance.

Thanks, XXXXXXX
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Answered by Dr. Abhijit Deshmukh (3 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Hi

Detailed Answer:
No specific medication may help
Can try ursodeoxycolic acid and vitamin E but not of evidence in your case as etiology is still not clear
HBSAG AND ANTI HCV antibody are the tests
Yes as adviced stop alcohol and see how liver function tests behave
Best wishes
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Naveen Kumar
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Follow up: Dr. Abhijit Deshmukh (14 hours later)
Hi Doctor,
I had my ultrasound done and have uploaded the report for your review which is absolutely normal and does not show any irregularities, Please advice if i should still go for hepatitis HBSAG AND ANTI HCV antibody test.
Do you see what have caused this rise in ALP and cholesterol.
Would you advice any medication or prescription.
Thanks, XXXXXXX XXXXXXX
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Answered by Dr. Abhijit Deshmukh (18 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Hi

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for your query
Well yes you need to do the tests adviced
Raised alp could be due to liver inflammation or infiltration. But since ultrasound is normal, I will suggest you repeat test after 5days.

Cholesterol rise could be your diet lifestyle related
No medication now.

Best wishes
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Brief Answer: Hello Do not worry Detailed Answer: Hi Welcome to HCM Thank you for your query I understand your concern Possibly you have liver swelling or hepatitis due to alcohol intake. Need to completely stop alcohol intake till your liver function normalize completely In addition worthwhile getting yourself evaluated for hepatitis b and hepatitis c to look for other causes. Avoid any hepatotoxic medication like painkillers if any. Worthwhile getting an ultrasound done to look for other liver pathology and signs of permanent liver damage. Keep monitoring your liver function tests weekly Hope this answers your questions Wish you a speedy recovery Happy to help