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Is it safe to drink after LFT is normal ?

hi i have recently had 2 lft tests under taken,the first test my ggt was 900,got my second test 6 weeks later and my lft results were back to normal.i was drinking spirits and beer every day for 10 years,and after my first liver test i reduced my alchol down to 2 shandies a week,and my lft was back to normal,is it still safe to drink a couple of shandies per week.im 44 years and 10 10 high and 11 stone.thanks stephen..
Sat, 14 May 2011
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Hi Stephen, Welcome to HealthcareMagic Forum.
The normal range of GGT is 0 to 51 international units per liter (IU/L). It could be raised in condition like liver and bile duct diseases. Since your GGT was 900 earlier, what is the recent blood Report of GGT? If you say it has come down to normal, it could have been elevated due to congestion of the bile ducts, which is called cholestasis. Kindly stop your Alcohol intake as you may end up having Liver Cirrhosis and Hepatitis. There will be chances that you may increase your dailyalcohol intake day by day. Join a Alcoholics Anonymous group where in you will meet, men and women who will share their experience and help each other so that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.
Practice relaxation techniques like Yoga and Meditation, Exercise regularly and maintain a healthy weight. Avoid high calorie foods and eat healthy nutrtious balanced diet which should include fresh fruits and Green Leafy Veggies.

Wish you Good Health, Take Care.
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Dermatologist Dr. Gaurav Patel's  Response
hi stephen
u r lucky that ur liver is not damage to the level from where it can not be reverse back means irreversible damage.
u know why it damage.
once u know the reason that its due to spirit and beer then if u want to be healthy for long time u must give it up.
if u wish u can rarely take very small amount .
consult with ur doctor more with this regard.
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thanks so much for taking time to answer my question.my ggt is now 49.I was still drinking 1 tin of beer per week watered down with lemonade between my first test and second test.my fist test ggt was 900.the second ggt test was 49 would it be safe to take 1 tin of beer with lemonade once per week? and now my ggt level is normal does it mean my liver has healed.kind regards stephen..
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