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    What does my liver function test report indicate?

Posted on Mon, 17 Jul 2017 in Digestion and Bowels
Question: My ALT is 418 and AST is 298... Total bilirubin is 0.85 direct is 0.55 nd indirect is 0.30
ALP is 45 other values are also normal...

I workout with heavy weights 6 days a week nd also taking herbal supplements with Potassium, Magnesium and calcium.

Should I be worried?
Answered by Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha 9 hours later
Brief Answer:
Please provide details of your complaints

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

I have gone carefully through your query and understand your concerns. I have gone carefully through the attached report. However, I need to know what made you visit the doctor and get blood tests done. Please provide the relevant history first. Also mention whether you take alcohol. Based on that I would be able to guide you further.

Please note that there is no evidence that Liv-52 has beneficial effects as claimed. By taking such medicines all you are doing is to increase the burden on liver and the liver would need to detoxify the drug and eliminate it.

Let me know if I could help further.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
Follow up: Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha 5 minutes later
i was an alcoholic till Feb 2017, hence I normally get my LFT checked. I don't drink alcohol anymore.
Answered by Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Lifestyle modification is primary.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for the update. Although you have refrained from alcohol, your previous habit already had a damaging effect on your liver and it needs to be given some time for things to improve. Kindly be patient. I do not think that any medicines need to be taken. A healthy lifestyle, regular morning walk and exercise, a fiber rich diet and plenty of water to drink - are all you need.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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