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Liver function test showed high values. Should I quit alcohol?

dear sir, i am taking alcohol continuously from last 8 years. but physically fit. and have no symptoms of physical tiredness, or any effect of liver damage. yesterday i did my LFT and the reading are very high.. Test Name Method Value Units Reference Range BILIRUBIN - TOTAL PHOTOMETRY 0.84 mg/dl 0 - 1.2 BILIRUBIN -DIRECT PHOTOMETRY 0.26 mg/dl 0 - 0.3 BILIRUBIN (INDIRECT) CALCULATED 0.58 mg/dl 0 - 0.9 ASPARTATE AMINOTRANSFERASE ( SGOT ) PHOTOMETRY 148 U/l M: 0 to 37 - F: 0 to 31 ALANINE TRANSAMINASE ( SGPT ) PHOTOMETRY 253.5 U/l M: 0 to 37 - F: 0 to 31 ALKALINE PHOSPHATASE PHOTOMETRY 74.7 U/l M:53 to 128 - F:42 to 98 GAMMA GLUTAMYL TRANSFERASE (GGT) PHOTOMETRY 383.4 U/l M: 0 to 50 - F :0 to 30 PROTEIN - TOTAL PHOTOMETRY 8.15 gm/dl 6.0 - 8.3 ALBUMIN - SERUM PHOTOMETRY 4.81 gm/dl 3.2 - 5.0 SERUM ALBUMIN/ GLOBULIN RATIO CALCULATED 1.44 Ratio 0.9 - 2.0 quiting alcohol alone will solve the problem or i need some medication too. kindly guide. regards
Asked On : Thu, 24 Jan 2013
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hi there, your liver function tests are showing mainly a derangement in the enzyme profile namely SGOT,SGPT AND GGT which is suggestive of damage to the liver cells. These are mainly due ato the alcohol intake and quitting alcohol will solve this issue to a great extent. You can also take up some form of exercise, it would be wise to visit a physician and get some liver enzymes prescribed which will help in faster recovery of the liver. Also assessing the damage done to the liver with the help of an ultrasound give you a base line level and you can start working on improving it. These results will work as pilot readings and you can check your progress in comparision to them. Take care.
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