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What is the normal ALT level?

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Posted on Wed, 16 Jul 2014
Question: What is the normal range for liver enzyme ALT test? Low to high
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Answered by Dr. Deepika Patil (14 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
10-40units/liter

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Welcome to HealthcareMagic.

Normal ALT level in males is 10-40units /liter or 0.17-0.68 microkats /liter.

Mild increase in level is seen in alcoholics. Usually less then 100 is unlikely to cause any problems, so it is not taken of much significance.

Hope I have answered your query . If any further queries are there I would love to help.

Regards
Dr.Deepika Patil
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj
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Follow up: Dr. Deepika Patil (2 hours later)
Mine came back as a 53 on a regular check up and my doctor has me freaked out. I had an ultrasound and she wants me back in 3 months.I drink socially not an alcoholic.
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Answered by Dr. Deepika Patil (34 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
don't worry

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Don't worry 53 is not that much raised. If such a patient comes to me I don't advise any further treatment .

There is no much need for further ultrasound. You may get ALT every 6 months once. If it is increasing then liver protective drugs may be taken.

Hope I have been helpful .

Regards
Dr.Deepika Patil
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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Follow up: Dr. Deepika Patil (20 hours later)
Thanks even with ultra sound she said to avoid alcohol and fatty foods. Any supplements you would recommend? iemilk thistle?
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Answered by Dr. Deepika Patil (12 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
not much needed

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

As such nothing is needed. But still for safer side you may reduce intake of fried items, butter and ghee, junk foods.

You may take liv52 syrup or tablet once daily . This is herbel liver detoxifier .

Foods which are liver protective and which needs to be increased in diet are garlic, orange, beetroot,spinach, turmeric powder. These are some of the food. You may choose among these . Its better to take all in adequate quantity as they contain different minerals and vitamins also.

Hope I have been helpful . If no further queries are there then you can close the discussion and rate the response .

Regards
Dr.Deepika Patil
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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What is the normal ALT level?

Brief Answer: 10-40units/liter Detailed Answer: Hi, Welcome to HealthcareMagic. Normal ALT level in males is 10-40units /liter or 0.17-0.68 microkats /liter. Mild increase in level is seen in alcoholics. Usually less then 100 is unlikely to cause any problems, so it is not taken of much significance. Hope I have answered your query . If any further queries are there I would love to help. Regards Dr.Deepika Patil