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High levels of ALT & AST. Hepatitis test- negative. Taking amoxicillin. Is overweight the reason for high levels?

Hi, I just found out my ALT is 146 and my AST is 85. Last month it was only AST 66 and the ALT was the same. They have tested me for Hepatitis and that is negative. I only have 2 drinks a night and am currently on amoxicillin for a tooth infection. what can make my levels so high? I am currently 20 pds over weight, can this be the reason?
Asked On : Tue, 9 Apr 2013
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Apr 2013
Hi and welcome to HCM.
You probably have condition called fatty liver. This is caused by metablic syndrome(elevated lipids, glucosae and overweight). These are not very elevated findings and it should be treated only by changing dietary and lifestyle habits. I suggest you to do ultrasound to see is thee any liver damage. Lose some weight, avoid alcohols,soffee,smoking, fats and follow some of hepatic diets.Repeat lab tests 2-3 months after that and I am sure there will be improvement. Wish you good health.
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