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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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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 »

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 »

My father has high levels of SGOT and SGPT. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My 54-year-old father had been operated for gallbladder 14 years ago. Since then, his liver enzymes like SGPT and SGOT remain at 55 and recently his ALP was seen 140 and GGT at 79 which became normal after taking Udimarin Forte tablet. After stopping the medicine, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There is nothing to worry. Possibly, he has mild fatty liver because of which SGOT (serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase) and SGPT (serum glutamate-pyruvate transaminase) are mildly elevated. However, the ALP (alkaline phosphatase) is elevated in e...  Read Full »

Can binge drinking cause derangement in my liver enzymes?

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 »

What can be done to manage deranged SGOT, lead, and uric acid levels?

Query: Hello doctor, My SGOT level is 62.6. Lead level in my blood is 196.96, uric acid level is 7.5. Please suggest me better treatment.  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. I have gone through the reports you have attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your uric acid and lead level are slightly high. So I would suggest you drink plenty of fluids orally, take fewer proteins in the diet ...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest foods to lower the bilirubin level.

Query: Hi doctor, My total bilirubin is 1.5 mg/dL. What foods and vegetables are taken to lower the bilirubin level? I am taking the Pantop tablet, Mecobalamin 1500 mcg, and Calcium tablets. Thank you.   Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to For a few days, fatty foods should be avoided. Strictly avoid junk foods like pizza and burgers. You are advised to take a rest. Taking a light meal with frequent intervals is advisable. I suggest you investigate with a USG (ultrasonogram) abdomen scan, SGPT (alanine am...  Read Full »

Please review my blood reports.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 29-year-old man and I weigh 115 Kg. My preventive health checkup results show the following irregularities: Mean platelet volume 12, CHCM 31.8, mean platelet volume at 12, total cholesterol 200.6, serum uric acid 7.8, globulin 3.7, SGOT 93.27, SGPT 213.87, and vitamin D tot...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I will explain the above one by one. Your mean platelet volume is more and the CHCM (cell hemoglobin concentration mean) is low; however, it is not clinically significant what warrants treatment. Your SGOT (serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase) and SGPT (serum glut...  Read Full »

What medicines can be taken to treat grade 3 fatty liver?

Query: Hello doctor,My mother's reports are as follows: She has a grade 3 fatty liver. SGPT and SGOT are also not normal. What should we do now? I need suggestions on what to eat and drink.  Read Full »

Dr. Chandra Prakash Tanwar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your mother is diagnosed with a grade 3 fatty liver and deranged liver enzymes. The first thing is to know the cause of her fatty liver. Viral markers like HBsAg and anti-HCV antibodies must be done. Lipid profile, thyroid profile, and random blood sugar should b...  Read Full »

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