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What does the ALT level of 47 and AST level of 27 suggest?

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Posted on Fri, 15 May 2015
Question: I am 72 and a moderate drinker. my ALT is 47 and AST is 27. What do I need to do to lower the ALT score?
My blood work is otherwise normal. As are my vital signs. I am a bit overweight at 160 for 5' 4.5". I exercise daily with walking at a minimum of 30 minutes.
I take thyroxin and citrizine for allergies daily. as well as Flonase. I don't use Tylonal.
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Answered by Dr. Srikanth Reddy (18 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Its not very abnormal

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Hello,
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I have gone through your question in detail and I can understand what you are going through.
The levels of ALT 47 are not very abnormal. This wont require any specific treatment. All you need to do is stop taking alcohol for a few weeks. There after the levels of ALT will by themselves come back to normal range.
Hope I am able to answer your concerns.
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What does the ALT level of 47 and AST level of 27 suggest?

Brief Answer: Its not very abnormal Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for choosing health care magic for posting your query. I have gone through your question in detail and I can understand what you are going through. The levels of ALT 47 are not very abnormal. This wont require any specific treatment. All you need to do is stop taking alcohol for a few weeks. There after the levels of ALT will by themselves come back to normal range. Hope I am able to answer your concerns. If you have any further query, I would be glad to help you. If not, you may close the discussion and if possible you may rate the answer for me, so that I get a good feedback. In future if you wish to contact me directly, you can use the below mentioned link: bit.ly/dr-srikanth-reddy Wish you good health, Kind regards Dr. Srikanth Reddy M.D.