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Why do SGOT, SGPT, and cholesterol levels increase in diabetes?

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Dr. Divya Banu M

Published At June 14, 2019
Reviewed AtMay 29, 2024

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

My SGPT and SGOT are increased. Diabetes is also not under control. Cholesterol levels have also increased.


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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 you are alcoholic or smoker, stop. Regarding diabetes, you are on right medications but HbA1C (glycated haemoglobin) is 7.1. ABG (Arterial Blood Gas) is 157, care for diet and mild exercise, we can bring it down. Renal uric acid and urea and creatine are not increased, so renal condition is fine. Continue the treatment, diet and exercise. Monitor BP. Do ECG, US abdomen and review.

The Probable causes

Diabetes and lipoma.

Investigations to be done

BP, ECG, echo, ultrasound abdomen.

Differential diagnosis

Cirrhosis of liver.

Probable diagnosis

Liver disease, DM, hyperlipidema.

Treatment plan

He can continue the same treatment with diet and exercise. 1. Roseday A75, once, 2. Istamet 50/1000 twice, 3. Glimepride 2 twice 4. Febutrix40once and, 5. Remylin D once. Liv 52 two tablets twice daily.

Preventive measures

Avoid fatty and spicy food, no alcohol and smoking.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. C. Elanchezhian
Dr. C. Elanchezhian

General Medicine

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