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What does elevated ALT levels suggest?

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Posted on Tue, 12 May 2015
Question: My alt levels on my blood test was 58. I had low hemoglobin, hematocrit, & mchc and vitamin d deficient. Can anemia and vitamin d deficiency cause elevated alt?
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Answered by Dr. Ronald Schubert (44 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
ALT levels nonspecific

Detailed Answer:
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You are concerned about elevated ALT levels of 58. This is a small elevation and can be caused by numerous things. The most common cause is high cholesterol or obesity. Some medications can also elevate ALT including Tylenol.

The low Hemoglobin and hematocrit are a separate issue and needs to be addressed with additional iron in your diet or iron supplements.

A low Vitamin D level also does not cause elevated ALT. Actually a high vitamin D levels may cause elevated ALT. I recommend taking extra Vitamin D and calcium to help build strong bones

I hope I answered your question. Please contact me again with your health care questions and concerns
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What does elevated ALT levels suggest?

Brief Answer: ALT levels nonspecific Detailed Answer: Thanks for contacting HCM with your health care concerns You are concerned about elevated ALT levels of 58. This is a small elevation and can be caused by numerous things. The most common cause is high cholesterol or obesity. Some medications can also elevate ALT including Tylenol. The low Hemoglobin and hematocrit are a separate issue and needs to be addressed with additional iron in your diet or iron supplements. A low Vitamin D level also does not cause elevated ALT. Actually a high vitamin D levels may cause elevated ALT. I recommend taking extra Vitamin D and calcium to help build strong bones I hope I answered your question. Please contact me again with your health care questions and concerns