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Elevated SGPT and SGOT levels, drinking alcohol occasionally. Due to soft drinks?

Can soft drinks cause elevated levels of ALT( SGPT ). I recently recieved my blood results from a life insurance company and this reading was at 89, my AST ( SGOT ) was at 45. I dont drink alcohol very much (one or twice a month) but do drink a lot of sodas (5 or 6 a day). I am scheduling an apppointment with my doctor but wasnt sure if this is something that needs immediate attention.
Asked On : Thu, 10 Jan 2013
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Welcome to HCM,
Your liver enzymes are mildly elevated ,most common cause is viral hepatitis,but as you thought alcohol can raise these enzymes, but there are many other causes,like Fatty liver and many drugs if you take any.
Please stop taking alcohol and visit a Physician to know what is the cause in your case and after detail examination further tests may be required like markers for viral hepatitis, GGT and Lipid profile and FBS and PPBS to rule out other causes.
You should also get a Abdominal Sonography to see liver condition.
Treatment depends on cause and I hope this is not a serious issue and you improve in few weeks.
Take care
Good Luck.
Answered: Thu, 10 Jan 2013
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