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How Long Do AST ALT Levels Take To Normalize?

AST 229 ALT 139 friend was binge drinking 90 to 120 gm/day for quiet some time......
Has been in rehab (some time back) and relapesed twice. No other physical signs of hepatic damage other than some generalized GI complaints. She has been sober for 30 days. When can we expect to see the AST ALT to normalize?
Tue, 10 May 2016
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Lab results reveal hepatitis. if all causes of hepatitis are ruled out , then abstinence from Alcohol and drugs should be observed and recheck liver enzymes after 4 weeks.

SGOT (AST) and SGPT (ALT) are liver enzymes located inside the liver cell.
these enzymes play an important role in the metabolic processes.
an increase in the level of these enzymes reflect an INJURY to the Liver. medically, the condition is know as Hepatitis.
Hepatitis maybe caused by
- Virus (A, B, C, D, E) is one of the most common causes
- Drugs - Alcohol
- Increased Fat content in the body - certain bacteria, amoeba may also cause hepatitis/ abscess

i would recommend you get a test done for HepB and HepC viral serology

wish you good health.
further queries are welcomed.

Health professionals aim to diagnose properly and manage patients according to their limited knowledge. Cure is blessed by the ONE who Created us, whose power and knowledge is unlimited .
wish you good health.
regards,
Dr Tayyab Malik
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How Long Do AST ALT Levels Take To Normalize?

Thank you for posting your query. Lab results reveal hepatitis. if all causes of hepatitis are ruled out , then abstinence from Alcohol and drugs should be observed and recheck liver enzymes after 4 weeks. SGOT (AST) and SGPT (ALT) are liver enzymes located inside the liver cell. these enzymes play an important role in the metabolic processes. an increase in the level of these enzymes reflect an INJURY to the Liver. medically, the condition is know as Hepatitis. Hepatitis maybe caused by - Virus (A, B, C, D, E) is one of the most common causes - Drugs - Alcohol - Increased Fat content in the body - certain bacteria, amoeba may also cause hepatitis/ abscess i would recommend you get a test done for HepB and HepC viral serology wish you good health. further queries are welcomed. Health professionals aim to diagnose properly and manage patients according to their limited knowledge. Cure is blessed by the ONE who Created us, whose power and knowledge is unlimited . wish you good health. regards, Dr Tayyab Malik