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SGOT is also known as aspartate transaminase. It is an enzyme present normally in liver and heart cells. It gets released in the blood when the liver or kidney becomes damaged. An SGOT blood test is a part of a liver profile done to measure the amount of SGOT present in the blood. The symptoms of high SGOT levels are vomiting, weakness, fatigue, leg swelling, shortness of breath, and jaundice. Raised levels of SGOT are seen in cases having liver, muscle, heart, kidney, and brain damage.

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I have non-alcoholic fatty liver, hyperacidity, and am overweight. Can you please help me?

Query: Hi doctor, My SGOT level is 150, and I have non-alcoholic fatty liver, hyperacidity, and am overweight. In addition, my left side knee is painful. I have only taken Himalaya banana tablets previously. Please help me.  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Jain

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Do not worry. 1. Avoid oily, spicy, and non-vegetarian foods for a few months. 2. Take more salads and fruits. 3. Take Aloe Vera juice on an empty stomach for three months in the morning. 4. Take syrup Aimil Amlycure D.S. (eclipta a...  Read Full »

Can Cynasine cause elevated levels of SGOT and SGPT?

Query: Hello doctor, My partner is 48 years old, weighs 187 lbs, and is an alcoholic. He has been unwell for the past six months. He is suffering from fatigue and rashes on the face and chest; intermittently, he suffers from muscle pain, shivering, and dark urine. The doctor advised taking liver function t...  Read Full »

Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I reviewed your case history and attachments (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) and will get back to you shortly. Thank you.  Read Full »

How to treat jaundice with high SGPT and SGOT levels?

Query: Hello doctor, For the past week, I have had symptoms of jaundice, so I went through some liver and jaundice tests, and tests came up with high levels of SGPT Or SGOT, and bilirubin is 15.3. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Yash Kathuria

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. First, high bilirubin, SGPT (serum glutamic-pyruvic transaminase), and SGOT (serum glutamic-oxaloacetic transaminase) are the markers of liver injury. This can occur due to the following reasons - 1) Excess alcoho...  Read Full »

What could be the cause for elevated levels of bilirubin?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 50-year-old male, slim, and quite health conscious. Today I had a package blood test done. Other things are fine but in LFT total bilirubin is 1.47, direct bilirubin is 0.22, and indirect bilirubin is 1.25. SGPT and SGOT are normal. All other parameters are normal. I do not have...  Read Full »

Dr. C. Elanchezhian

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You do not have any complaints. 1. Total bilirubin 1.4 2. Direct bilirubin 0.22. 3. Indirect bilirubin 1.25. Only total bilirubin is slightly elevated. For some people, if no complaints, this mild increase is common. So, you need not worry.  Read Full »

Can thistle milk supplements be given to my friend who has high SGOT and SGPT levels and takes Ademetionine tablets? Kindly suggest.

Query: Hi doctor, The doctor has prescribed Ademetionine tablets (Heptral) to one of my friends. Can I also give her a thistle milk supplement along with this? Please note that she has high levels of SGPT and SGOT. Kindly suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Duraisamy Palanisamy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I am here to help you with your health queries. I read about your concern in detail. You should consult your surgeon first. Monitoring the levels of serum glutamic-oxaloacetic transaminase (SGOT) and serum glutamic pyruvic transaminase (SGPT) is most importa...  Read Full »

I am diabetic and my SGPT, SGOT, and cholesterol levels are high. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My SGPT and SGOT are increased. Diabetes is also not under control. Cholesterol levels have also increased.  Read Full »

Dr. C. Elanchezhian

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Regarding your SGOT (serum glutamic-oxaloacetic transaminase) and SGPT (serum glutamic-pyruvic transaminase) it is elevated because of liver tissue strain due to diabetes and hyperlipidemia. But other liver enzymes are under control. Avoid spicy and fatty food and if yo...  Read Full »

Can derangement in my liver enzymes be due to binge drinking?

Query: Hello doctor,I just had blood work done. The tests for my liver came back deranged and I have to have another test next week. My LFTs have always been normal. The night before I had the test I drank a lot and got tipsy. There was a hangover the next day. Could this be the reason for my deranged leve...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, deranged in medical terms means abnormal, and likely, in your case, there must be elevated liver enzymes like SGOT (serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase) and SGPT (serum glutamic-pyruvic transaminase). Likely, the cause is alcohol only. It directly affects on...  Read Full »

Kindly give a review regarding the elevated test results.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 34 year old male. I have found elevated test results in my recent blood report (liver function test). Could you give a review regarding this?  Read Full »

Dr. Naresh Kumar M.

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I've carefully reviewed the attached report (identity protected), indicating the presence of hepatitis. In order to establish an accurate diagnosis and recommend appropriate treatment, it's essential to gather additional information. Firstly, did you experience any recent...  Read Full »

My SGOT is 40 and SGPT is 55. Do I need to take fibroscan?

Query: Hello doctor, Today I checked my liver function test. My SGOT is 40 (5 to 35), SGPT 55 (5 to 40), but when I searched online, the normal range is SGOT (5 to 40), SGPT (7 to 56). What to do? And the doctor asked me to take fibroscan. Actually fibroscan is three stage in fatty liver. Should I take fib...  Read Full »

Dr. Magesh Thirunavukkarasu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I just went through your symptoms and I also saw your laboratory investigation reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your liver function test enzymes are very normal and you do not have to worry about it. The second thing is your hepatitis B surface ...  Read Full »

What is the reason for having raised vitamin B12 and SGOT?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 33 years old male. I have a B12 level of 1800 pg/mL and SGOT of 80 U/L. My SGOT level is within range. I have never taken B12 supplements. Please suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Lohit Chauhan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Do not be scared. Repeat the tests soon. A raised B12 can happen due to laboratory error. Even after that, if you have SGOT (aspartate transaminase) above SGPT (alanine transaminase), you should do a USG (ultrasound) abdomen. A raised SGOT above SGPT of about 2:1 ratio ...  Read Full »

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