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What causes high ggt levels in blood test results?

I m concerned about consistent high ggt levels in my blood tests.I m 42 yo male and I drink socially on weekends and would have upto 10 beers on a Friday and Saturday night. I hold my alcohol well and am not rolling drunk with this quantity of alcohol. I m 6 feet tall and weigh 205 pounds.My sat reading is 23 u/l and my ALt reading is 41 u/l my gama gt reading is 78 u/l And has always been around this figure or lower over the last 10years.I worry as when you read up about thes levels it says I will end up with liver cancer or sclerosisyour thoughts . And are there any sublime nuts I can take to protect my liver or cleanse it?Thanks jeremy
Thu, 20 Aug 2015
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Hello,
Welcome to Health Care Magic. I read carefully your query and I understand your concern.
Your high level o GGT (gamma-glutamyl transpeptidasa) is related with your alcohol consume, as you say you have a high level of alcohol drinks during the weekend day. Your ALT and AST are at their normal range only GGT have a high value for it referential normal range. These results shown that the liver is affected but there is no disease, but you should avoid the heavy amount of alcohol to avoid the damage of your liver in the next future.
I recommend decreasing the amount of beers at one or two during weekend day no more than two or replace beer or other alcohol drinks with one glass of red wine that has health benefits.
Hope this answers your question. If you have additional questions or follow up questions then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your questions.
Kind regard,
Dr .Marsida JANKO
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What causes high ggt levels in blood test results?

Hello, Welcome to Health Care Magic. I read carefully your query and I understand your concern. Your high level o GGT (gamma-glutamyl transpeptidasa) is related with your alcohol consume, as you say you have a high level of alcohol drinks during the weekend day. Your ALT and AST are at their normal range only GGT have a high value for it referential normal range. These results shown that the liver is affected but there is no disease, but you should avoid the heavy amount of alcohol to avoid the damage of your liver in the next future. I recommend decreasing the amount of beers at one or two during weekend day no more than two or replace beer or other alcohol drinks with one glass of red wine that has health benefits. Hope this answers your question. If you have additional questions or follow up questions then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your questions. Kind regard, Dr .Marsida JANKO