Raised Liver Enzymes

The most common cause of raised liver enzymes is damage or inflammation of liver cells. Inflamed or damaged liver tend to release more liver enzymes into the blood, which can be detected by performing liver function tests. Alanine transaminase (ALT), alkaline phosphatase (ALP), aspartate transaminase (AST), and gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase (GGT) are the liver enzymes that are commonly elevated.

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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 icliniq.com. 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 »

Are my liver enzymes elevated in my liver function test reports?

Query: Hi doctor,I had a liver function test and the results showing as AST-99, ALT 178, and GGT 84. How serious are these?  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, the seriousness of this depends upon what causing this nearly double rise in ALT (Alanine transaminase) and AST (Aspartate transaminase) levels. But generally speaking, they are not that much worse. The values above five times the normal are usually severe. You...  Read Full »

Please suggest ways to lower SGPT levels.

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 8 years old. She is suffering from jaundice for the past four months. Presently, as per her blood test, bilirubin 0.40 mg/dL, conjugated bilirubin 0.10 mg/dL, unconjugated bilirubin 0.30 mg/dL and ALT (SGPT) 57.00 U/L. The medicines she had been prescribed are Junior Lan...  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. To add to your knowledge, SGPT is a marker of inflammation of the liver (serum glutamic-pyruvate transaminase). Whenever there is some damage to the liver, the SGPT will rise along with serum bilirubin levels. During healing of the liver, the SGPT levels slightly raise...  Read Full »

Kindly review my blood and urine reports.

Query: Hello doctor, I want to get my blood and urine reports reviewed. There are few things that show in red there. As such, I am fine. The only mild problem I have is burning eyes and palms and a little heavy back head after any meal. My BP ranges between 135 to 140 by 90 to 95 mmHg and blood sugar is 1...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Cardiologist, Criticalcare Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed all the attached laboratory reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and want to add that most of your reports are fine. There is increased liver enzyme (GGTP - Gamma-glutamyltransferase) that may be due to any reason but not limited to l...  Read Full »

Please suggest ways to reduce the higher values in the blood report.

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from stomach bloating and gastric problem. I had a blood test and the report is as below. Total cholesterol 208 mg/dL, triglyceride 253 mg/dL, HDL 38 mg/dL, LDL 119 mg/dL, SGOT (AST) 63 U/L, SGPT (ALT) ...  Read Full »


Dr. Happykumar Kagathara

Medical Gastroenterologist, Surgical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. My lipid test indicates that you have high cholesterol and high triglyceride in blood. This means that you have either higher fat content in the diet or metabolism of fat is not proper. Liver test indicates slightly higher SGOT (serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase)...  Read Full »

Are the values in my blood report abnormal?

Query: Hi doctor, I am on paleo diet for the past 20 days and took the blood test today. My result reported elevated triglyceride from 109 to 150 and homocysteine levels of 32. I have attached the report for your reference. Do I need to panic?  Read Full »


Dr. Hariharan V

Diabetologist, Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Nutritionist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your hs-CRP is normal. No need to worry. But, homocysteine levels are moderately high. It does not mean that you have heart problem in the near future. What I am worried about is your liver reports. They are little bit too much. Liver enzymes may rise if you are obese. It...  Read Full »

How to bring down the levels of liver enzymes?

Query: Hi doctor,I have undergone routine CBC, LFT and pancreatic test. In the report, I can see some enzymes are high. I do not have any fever or other symptoms. I often smoke and drink. I have started Alpha-Liv syrup. How can I bring the higher level to normal? Should I take any medicine?  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com We are here to help you. You do not need any medicines for these raise in enzyme levels. I would recommend you strongly to stop alcohol consumption and within a month, your enzymes would return to normal levels. For further information consult a medical gastroenterologist...  Read Full »

I have increased ALT, AST and GGT. What does it indicate?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 28 year old male. Recently I went through LFT tests. It was found that I have increased ALT 147, AST 59 and GGT 80. What I have to do now? I am non-alcoholic. Please guide.  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query on icliniq.com. Increased ALT (alanine transaminase), AST (aspartate aminotransferase) and GGT (gamma-glutamyl transferase) indicates liver injury or gallbladder injury. I would suggest you to carry out ultrasound examination of abdomen to rule ou...  Read Full »

Is chronic ileitis a curable one?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from IBS since the last year. I am getting diarrhea whenever I eat outside food. Recently, I have been detected with chronic ileitis with activity after colonoscopy. I am ready to send the reports for kind perusal of gastroenterologist. Is it curable? I am now o...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, these ulcers can be healed. But, it will take some time. Colonoscopy shows multiple ulcers in terminal ileum. The cause of these ulcers could be Crohn's disease, tubercular ulcers or chronic non-specific ulcers which heal by their own. But, your report does ...  Read Full »

How to lower the levels of SGPT and ALT?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 19 years old and just got my recent routine blood test results. One specific factor which is my SGPT/ALT levels are high, specifically 110.60 U/L. My question is, should I be already alarmed? What are some factors I need to consider, and how can I lower it down?  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, it is of paramount importance to know what has led to this elevation of liver enzymes. This is of course abnormal report i.e. three times greater than the normal ALT (alanine transaminase) value. You do not seem to be overweight so the other possibilities a...  Read Full »

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