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What are the harmful effects of elevated GGT?

Query: Hello doctor,I got my blood test results showing a GGT of 92. I know it is high because of alcohol, but I do not know what it means to me. Should I go to the hospital immediately? Is it an impending liver failure in weeks, months, or years? Would this mean I am already showing evident signs of probl...  Read Full »

Dr. Kapil Gupta

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand that you have doubts regarding GGT (gamma glutaryl transferase) enzyme values. Let me first explain to you a little about the enzyme. GGT is an enzyme found in cell membranes of many tissues, mainly in the liver, kidney, and pancreas. GGT levels can ...  Read Full »

Is it safe to take liver medicines along with BP medicine?

Query: Hello doctor, I was detected with mild hepatomegaly with fatty changes. My SGOT is 52, SGPT 99, and GGT is 110. Doctor gave me Heptagon tablet twice daily, Nusam 200 twice daily, and Ursocol twice daily. Is it fine to take these medicines? Is it a heavy dose? Already, I am taking Tazloc 40, Nebi...  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from mild hepatomegaly with fatty changes. I have gone through your investigation reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and found that your triglycerides level...  Read Full »

What should I do to lower my raised GGT values?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 37 years old. My GGT value is high 330, and I am an alcoholic. I have stopped alcohol for 15 days. I do not have any symptoms regarding this issue. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Here GGT is not the only value that is raised, but other liver enzymes are too in abnormal ranges. If you are destined to stop alcohol, then I think you need not worry since these enzymes will...  Read Full »

Does isolated rise in GGT indicate liver disease?

Query: Hello doctor, I have an isolated rise in GGT. But I have previous alcohol abuse. In general, how much time it takes for GGT to return normal considering alcohol abstinence. No gall stones or bile obstruction. My results show HBsAg negative, anti Hbs positive, and anti Hbc positive. Any further eval...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your weight seems to be abnormally high, and that why it brings no surprise to me for such presence of fatty liver disease and such elevation of the GGT (gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase). However, an isolated rise in GGT is not suggestive of fatty liver disease, so ...  Read Full »

How concerning is increased GGT levels with hepatocellular parenchymal disease?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 47 years old with a history of alcohol abuse. My ALT is 50 and normal AST. Ultrasound reading said Hyperechoic liver may represent fatty infiltration or hepatocellular parenchymal disease. Is this severe? Would fibrosis be noted in the report?  Read Full »

Dr. Noushif M

General Surgeon, Medical Gastroenterologist, Surgical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome To identify fibrosis you need to get a fibroscan (transient elastography). How are your other blood reports? Are you symptomatic now? Please send across details so that further discussion can be done.  Read Full »

Will increased GGT and ALT cause blood in vomit and shortness of breath?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 36-year-old male. I had my checkup and GGT was 51 and ALT was 67 all others were within limits. Now I have a problem of headache, fast heartbeat only when trying to sleep, also feel like my left chest has a lot of gas. Why I am especially worried is I vomited and I highly suspect...  Read Full »

Dr. Abdul Rub

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As per the liver function test (LFT) of your blood, you have a mild increase in GGT (gamma-glutamyl transferase) and ALT (alanine aminotransferase). GGT suggests there is a possibility of mild damage to the liver and biliary system especially due to alcohol. We need to ha...  Read Full »

My GGT and ALP are increased in my blood report. Kindly clarify about it.

Query: Hello doctor, I went to do a blood test as part of imitating a weight loss program, but I have some elevated GGT, alkaline phosphate, etc., so need some clarification about it.   Read Full »

Dr. Klerida Shehu

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You are reporting to have high GGT (gamma-glutamyl transferase) and alkaline phosphatase level. These findings are more related to, 1. Alcohol use. 2. Gallbladder issues like sludge ore inflammation. 3. Drugs side effects (rarely). This is why I suggest doing an...  Read Full »

My serum GGT levels are elevated despite giving up alcohol. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, Serum GGT levels are elevated despite giving up alcohol. Even before, the frequency of drinking was maximum once in a week (90 ml). What does this imply? Please help.   Read Full »

Dr. A V Hussain Shihaz

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There are a few questions regarding your health and lifestyle that would help in finding the answers to your query. 1. Have you had any jaundice recently or ever? 2. How long have you been taking alcohol? 3. Is there anyone in the family (siblings, parents) who ha...  Read Full »

How to rectify my husband's high GGT levels?

Query: Hello doctor,My husband is 45 years old. His GGT level is high at 87. How to rectify this?  Read Full »

Dr. Abhilipsa Nanda

Homeopathic Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Elevated GGT levels can be corrected by having a healthy lifestyle and a simple medication. Also, you need to avoid non-vegetarian food items and alcoholic drinks. I suggest you go for Chelidonium Q. Add 10 drops of the medicine in half a cup of water. I suggest you co...  Read Full »

I am concerned about my LFT values. How to correct them?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 30 years old and had a full body checkup. My liver function test showed the following values. Alanine transaminase (ALT) 104 U/L (method - UV with pyridoxal-5-phosphate), aspartate aminotransferase (AST) 60 U/L and Gamma-glutamyl transferase (GGT) 63 U/L. I am¬†concerned about the LF...  Read Full »

Dr. Rosita Alizadeh Shalchi

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello,Welcome to can see that you are concerned about your laboratory test. You did not mention alcohol or medication use.Increased liver enzymes can be caused by fatty liver, viral infections, and some less common causes.I would recommend you to do a liver ultrasound, and if it was no...  Read Full »

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