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On treatment of hepatitis C. Blood tests done, SGOT, SGPT, GGTP, ALP levels high. How can the levels be lowered?

Hello Doc, I have been on medications for treatment of Hepatitis C and have recovered from the virus as it has not been detected in my blood sample since last one year (frequently checked HCV RNA- Quantitative & Qualitative). My SGOT (AST), SGPT ( ALT ), GGTP & ALP levels are at 170, 114, 331 & 184 respectively. Kindly guide me as to why these levels are so high and what should I do to bring these levels down. I am 43 years old.
Asked On : Fri, 2 Nov 2012
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Usually liver enzymes come down to near normal levels after therapy against hepatitis C, particularly if you were cured. However if there was a significant amount of inflammation prior to treatment, and your liver enzymes were even higher, then it could take some time for them to come back down. I would definitely recommend you following up with your doctor to make sure there are no other causes of abnormal liver enzymes, such as fatty liver or other problems (such as autoimmune liver disease, other viral hepatitis, hemochromatosis, etc). Avoid alcohol.
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