16
May
08

Worried Over Elevated SGPT

 

I submitted myself for a routine medical exam last Wednesday. Blood tests, x-rays, physical, eye and dental exams were done. I knew I was completely healthy, except that I was worried about my x-rays – that they might see something there because I have been having on and off cough and colds, due to weather changes. I also did not get my annual dose of flu vaccine last year.

 

I got the results today (after two days), and surprisingly, they found something else, instead of abnormal x-ray findings. They found that my serum SGPT is elevated. How much, that I have to clear tomorrow to the doctor. I was informed on the phone that I have to see the doctor so she can prescribe something for this problem.

 

As a medical professional, I know I should not get worried about it because I know it is something that can be treated. But to be honest, I got really worried. First, something is wrong with my body. Second, I might be rejected from the job I am applying.

 

Serum Glutamic Pyruvic Transaminase (SGPT also known as Alanine Aminotransferase or ALT) is an enzyme that is normally found in the liver, but not exclusively. It is released into the blood during liver damage, so it is more or less a very good indicator of liver status.

 

The first thing that comes into my mind when SGPT is elevated is Hepatitis, especially viral. But then my blood tests included hepatitis screening, and I scored negative there. So I erase hepatitis from the list of possible culprits.

 

One cause of liver damage is alcoholism. But then I really don’t drink a lot. The last time I had alcohol was about middle of last month when my barkada fetched me from the airport, after my trip in Bacolod and Iloilo. We headed straight to a bar in Bulacan with some other friends before I went home. And I only had about three to four bottles of Lights. So I don’t think that I am that alcoholic for my SGPT to go up.

 

There are two possible causes of elevated SGPT which I believe could be related in my case. One is obesity, which can cause a fatty liver. The other one is chronic medication use.

 

I don’t think that I am that obese to make my SGPT shoot up, but I think I have been eating a lot of fatty foods lately which could have caused my liver to become fatty. A 24-hour recall of my dietary intake would really suggest a very poor dietary intake. Last night, I had fried chicken for dinner. I had longganisa with fried rice for breakfast this morning. And I had pork barbeque with java rice for lunch a while ago. It is just now I am realizing that I have been eating the wrong stuff!

 

Add to that, I have stopped going to the gym since late last year. A combination of lack of exercise and poor food choices could lead to a fatty liver.

 

Another factor that could have caused my elevated SGPT is my chronic medication use for the last few months due to on and off cough and colds. I initially treated myself with a self medication of antibiotics. When that did not work, I went to The Medical City for consultation. I was then subjected for two rounds of antibiotics, plus other cough medications. I have stopped taking those medications though, as I am only having my usual multivitamins and a supplemental dose of vitamin C.

 

Well, I can only wonder what really caused my present problem, till I see the doctor tomorrow. But starting this very moment, I think I should look after my health in a different perspective.

 

Maybe you should, too.

 

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FOOTNOTE:

17 May 08 – I got to speak to the doctor. She also suspects fatty liver. She suggested for me to take Essentiale three times a day, and a low fat diet. I will repeat the blood test in a week. Good luck to me!

 

 

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632 Responses to “Worried Over Elevated SGPT”


  1. 1 Nitin kumar sharma
    April 21, 2012 at 11:49 am

    i got my s billirubin direct 0.6, total 1.2 and SGPT 320….is it indication of jaundice or some kind of infection ???

  2. 2 Nitin kumar sharma
    April 21, 2012 at 11:53 am

    i got my s billirubin direct 0.6, total 1.2 and SGPT 320….is it indication of jaundice or some kind of infection ???

  3. 3 jon
    April 24, 2012 at 9:45 am

    elow..everyone i got sgpt lvl 104 yesterday and i got so worried….i just want to ask if you stop eating fatty foods , taking supplements and doing exercise, how long it will take to lower down the lvl…..im not also alcoholic drinker..i got worried because my job is coming very soon..thanks for any reply…

    • 4 nelson RN
      April 25, 2012 at 1:04 am

      It should take a week or two for results to be seen. But as I’ve said, not everyone is the same, so your level might not reduce as fast as you wanted it to go down, or it may. Good luck!

  4. 5 jon
    April 25, 2012 at 8:10 am

    thanks then….im doing everything to lower as soon as possible…is 108 alt is already too high????i read some alticle in net and seeing they even have 1000+ alt…..is 108 alt too high??

  5. 7 annie
    May 10, 2012 at 9:03 am

    Hi, instant noodles and canned goods okey pa rin ba un kainin ng mga may fatty liver?

  6. 9 MJ
    May 18, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    Hi, how do you interpret an SGP of 63 which is above the ref range of 0 – 41? Is this serious, esp in getting fit to work clearance? thanks

    • 10 nelson RN
      May 26, 2012 at 3:56 pm

      Most of the time, companies ask the applicant to retest after a week or two, that is after some diet change, and supplements. If the level does not go down, employers usually decline the application.

  7. 11 alan
    June 2, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    Hi, im alan. last march 30, 2012 i’ve got my gallbladder remove by laparoscopic surgery. And recently i’ve got my sgpt tested and found out to be 115. After 2 days i checked again and got 66. The dr in the medical clinic advise to me to take godex ds togther with diet. I take oatmeal and wheat bread and after 2 days i checked again my sgpt and was surprised that it was elevated to 79? Is the reason for my elevated sgpt is the surgey that i undergone?Is godex ds helping me?How can i lower my sgpt in 1 week time?thanks

    • 12 nelson RN
      June 2, 2012 at 5:58 pm

      Hi Alan. Godex is good in lowering down high sgpt levels, and you did well with your diet. I couldn’t readily relate your gall bladder surgery to elevated sgpt levels. Are you taking medications? Some drugs can cause liver damage, enough to elevate sgpt levels. Consult with your doctor about changing your liver supplements. Good luck.

  8. June 3, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    I understand how you feel. I am a hypochondriac. The thought of being sickness drives me crazy. Anyway, I hope after your meeting with your doctor, everything will be fine. Take care.

  9. 14 L.R.Singh
    July 25, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    Hi, My sgpt level is 165 even after taking Ursodeoxy cholic acid for one month, befor this it was 140. Moreover SGOT also elevated from 69-80. In the mean time the size of a cyst in R-kiedny increses from 11.2×9.8 mm to 23.5×18.7mm. I am very must worried. What can it be. Earlier one doctor told me it may be due to fatty liver since there has been negative result for Hepa A, B C and autoimmuen diseases. Another doctor advice me to do liver biopsy; but not yet. What to do really I am fustrated! Any suggestion/advice please.

    • August 4, 2012 at 11:58 pm

      Hi LR Singh. I would consider a liver ultrasound before undergoing a biopsy. This would confirm a fatty liver diagnosis. The cyst on the right kidney should be checked by your nephrologist too since its size is incrreasing. I hope you’re not taking liver-toxic medications, and is not taking alcoholic drinks. Good luck.

  10. 16 Anonymous
    July 27, 2012 at 6:44 am

    History of my Elivated SGOT/SGPT
    My childhood onwards my Total serum bilirubin is above 1.5 mg/dl.
    On 2010 when I done my blood test(Because of back pain) there was a slight increase in SGOT and SGPT – Both around 44mg/dl.
    Next year 2011 I repeated the same and found that SGOT is 110 and SGPT is 170 and bilirubin is 2.25.
    Abdominal Scan – Grade 1-2 Fatty Lever
    I consulted a doctor and he prescribed a liver supplement for 6 months and SGOT and SGPT back to normal
    SGOT -38
    SGPT – 42
    and bilirubin reached 1.75. After that I stopped liver supplement(Around 3 months now) .
    Alcahol consumption(wkly once/twice) – Stopped on 2011(As per Dr advice)

    Two days back I done my LFT again and results showing elevated SGOT and SGPT . Results are below
    S.Bilirubin Total : 2.25 mg/dl
    S.Bilirubin Direct : .80 mg/dl
    S.Bilirubin Indirect : 1.45mg/dl

    Serum SGOT : 90 U/L
    Serum SGPT : 110U/L

    Serum Alkaline Phospate : 56 U/L Normal range
    Serum Protiens – Normal
    Creatinine – Normal range
    HBsAg Eliza – Negative
    Anti HCV – Negative

    Dr adviced UDIHEP and Evion 400 again. Please advice

    • August 5, 2012 at 12:10 am

      Hi Anonymous. I would think it was due to alcohol consumption. Just contnue with your liver supplements and have your self retested according to your doctor’s advise. Good luck.

  11. 18 Basil mathew
    July 30, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    Hello sir

    First of all a great thanks for the blog which provided me lot of information.you are doing a great work

    My problem is I always have elevated sgot and sgpt while other parameters of LFT test remain normal including bellarubin .I drink and smoke .as my professional need i have to undergo medical check up every year.this time when I checked it was my sgot and sgpt was 115 and 85 .
    I have my main medical check up in 3 weeks time and I want to get it reduced and I am planing to take drug . My question is godex or UDIHEP is better?wht would be the doses I should take.?I am also on diet and stoppped drinking and smoking.but I need to get sgot and sgpt down asap!!

    Thanking you again
    Basil mathew

    • 19 RAGDE
      July 30, 2012 at 10:16 pm

      Hi Bro,

      Based on my personal experience, my SGPT was @ 115. I was prescribed with GODEX DS and it went down to 43 after a week. I took it 3 times a day with of course healthy diet, with no meat or oil and full of fruits and vegetables, daily exercise. Although, it is a little costly (around 82 pesos), I highly recommend it.

      I hope you find this information helpful and good luck.

      RAGDE

    • August 5, 2012 at 12:18 am

      Hi Basil. Godex and DIHEP are good liver supplements, and take them as directed by your prescribing physician. Consider avoiding fatty and oily food like fastfood and meaty dishes. Get some exercise too. Good luck.

  12. 21 L.R.Singh
    July 31, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    Ragde, thank you very much.

  13. 22 Anonymous
    August 23, 2012 at 7:05 am

    my SGPT is 58 ,i should have 40 ,is it dangerous ? i dont smoke nor drink
    is it normal plz ??

    • September 8, 2012 at 3:35 am

      Your sgpt level is only slightly elevated, and is not dangerous. Consider changing your diet to less fat, less meat and consult your doctor about starting a liver supplement.

  14. 24 A.Dubey
    October 8, 2012 at 8:38 am

    Hi, this is A. Dubey. Sir I am suffering from high level of SGPT 253. I am not getting what should I do to control the SGPT level. I take all type of medicine bu my SGPT level does not come up to 40 (normal limit). i take fresh water and take home made food. I am non alcoholic, I am pur vegitarian.

    At the age of 8 years my lever got enlarged due to severe jaundice since then this problem persist till date. Doctors says this high level SGPT is due to unknown cause.

    Sir please suggest me what should i do to control the SGPT level.

    • October 23, 2012 at 7:25 am

      Your level is indeed on the high side. But you need to get your doctors to get down on the cause. Consider diagnostic procedures such as liver ultrasound, CT scan. You need to find the cause in order to know the steps to make to reduce your level. Diet and liver supplements might not be enough to help.

  15. 26 peter gagneja
    October 16, 2012 at 11:11 am

    my sgpt is 53.2 and i have re medical for government job tommorow the company have asked the doctor even if sgpt is increased can he should opine that m fit for job or not? is this much elevation can lead to disqualification

    • October 23, 2012 at 7:18 am

      Many companies do consider an elevated SGPT a ground for job disqualification. One reason is because it can be due to Hepatitis. Most of the time, the recruiting company would request you to repeat the test in a week or two. During this time then, you have to take measures to reduce your level by refraining from fatty foods, avoiding liver-toxic medications. If your elevated SGPT level is just due to a mild fatty liver, your level should go down on your next blood test. And then the company might reconsider you job application. Good luck.

  16. 28 April
    November 19, 2012 at 8:02 am

    Hi, I’m at work but really can’t concentrate, my father was hospitalized a week before due to suspected DENGUE, his platelets is 132, but after 1 day of fever, we noticed that his skinned was colored yellow, after having a test, positive to HEPA B, his SGPT is 2,000.00 then after 2 days of medication in hospital, his SGPT, become 1703 U/L. His platelets become normal also. Then the doctor told as that we can continue medication at home, after 3 days of medication, we had his SGPT then it goes up to 2507U/L. What do you think happened to this. Is still there a possibility for this SGPT to decrease and back to normal. My father is a bus driver, and we advised him to have rest and full home medication even at least six months..I’m really worrying. Please give me advise. thank you!God bless

    • January 2, 2013 at 11:26 am

      Hi April. Sorry for the late reply. I have stopped writing in this blog for a while and it’s only now that I’m openign it again. I hope your father is better now. SGPT in Hepatitis is usually very high, but it goes down when medications arew taken. So I hope your father continued his meds as directed. I’m praying for your father’s full recovery.

  17. 30 reynan
    December 7, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    hi nelson,which is more effective,godex ds or legalon for fatty liver?thanks

  18. December 10, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    Dear Sir,

    earlier i done my sgpt tests ….in march 2012

    Total Biluribin 1.30 mg/dl
    Direct Biluribin 0.80 mg/dl

    SGPT 168 u/L

    few days back i had my tests again where

    Biluirubin Total 1.8 mg/dl
    Bilurubin Direct 0.4 mg/dl

    SGPT 42 U/L

    Pls tell me that why this biluribin is increasing …. & doctor said if everything is normal … dont think much about bilurubin

    & doctor given one table Morine -R

    pls suggest me what to do

  19. 33 Amit Singh
    December 17, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    hello sir,
    i have raised SGPT (112) And GGT (205),can this be a result of gas problem?

  20. 35 ronald d. villasin
    January 29, 2013 at 5:45 am

    my doctor gave me GODEX but quite expensive..it cost 80 pesos each capsule..my sgpt elavated to 113 the normal is 42, is it very alarming?thank u.

    • February 1, 2013 at 3:45 pm

      No. It is not very alarming. But you should start taking steps in reducing further liver damage by starting on the medications, and avoiding fatty foods.

    • March 7, 2013 at 6:17 pm

      No it is not very alarming. Liveraide is cheaper than Godex, but I could not guarantee as to whether they have the same effectiveness in lowering down sgpt level.

  21. 38 nico martinez
    February 19, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    hello sir.. im nico..23 years old right now im having trouble with the increase of my sgpt and sgot.. i was diagnosed having tuberculosis.. wala po akong kahit na anong bisyo.. kaya ang sabi kelangan ko po magtake ng medications for 6mos.. pero after a month of taking the medications for tb bigla po akong nagkaron ng jaundice.. naconfine din po ako.. kaya pinatigil po muna yung paggamot ko at nagpatest po ng sgpt and sgot.. sgpt from 160 – 78- 60 sgot 70 – 43 – 46 yan po naging resulta during the 3 test for 2mos.. ang sabi kelangan ko daw po pababain pa bago ako maggamot pra po uli sa tb ko.. kelangan ko po maggain ng weight for tb pero kelangan ko po mgdiet for liver.. may mabibigay po ba kayong advice sakin kung anong dapat gawin.. both to normalize yung sgpt and sgot.. and kung my knowledge din po kayo about sa tb ko.. kung ano po dapat kong gwin.. though ang blog po na to ay mostly pra talaga sa liver.. tnx po in advance.. evryday ko po binubuksan tong blog nyo.. wish to see your respond sir… sana po as soon as possible.. sir tnx in advance..

    • March 7, 2013 at 6:11 pm

      Hi Nico. Sorry for the late reply. Naglie low na kasi ako sa blogging due to my work. About your questions, nakakaapekto talaga sa liver ang mga antiTB medications kaya usually minomonitor talaga ang liver profile when one is on antiTB meds. And since tumaas nga ang SGPT mo, you have to lower it down with the recommended diet – no fatty foods, avoid meats, no alcoholic drinks. Avoid hepatotoxic drugs too such as pain medications like paracetamol. Consult your doctor about liver supplements. Pag mababa na ang sgpt level mo, sana makaresume ka na sa anti TB drugs mo. Ang TB ay nagagamot naman with medications, so don’t worry. I wish you well and you’ll be in my prayers. Good luck.

  22. 40 GinPao
    February 20, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    Hi Nelson, recently I had my blood workup. (trip ko lang talaga since my family has history of diabetes) and chose to include Lipid Profile and SGPT. To my surprise, my cholestrol and SGPT, pati Uric Acid were high. Chole was 8.2 (5.2 normal), SGPT 137, Uric Acid 8.5 (7.2 normal). I had hepa profile which came out negative for all. And then had hbt ultrasound which came up with Fatty Liver. I am now taking Ursofalk, Vit E and Silymarin for the liver, Ezetrol for the insane cholesterol and Atenurix for the uric acid. Ang worry ko lang is that the cholesterol and uric acid meds can affect the sgpt levels too right? I’ve stopped eating fast food and avoided fatty food pero I’m just 1 week into it. Any advice and encouragement? Manageable pa naman ba yung 137 na sgpt? :(

  23. 42 AbdominalPainToGallStonesToHighALTSGPT
    March 17, 2013 at 12:02 am

    Good AM any of you na makakapag suggest ng lab na makakapag conduct ng blood test besides sa hospital, mahal kasi nasa 9K yung sabi sa akin sa Manila Doctors or ganito ba talaga yung price? By the way, am monitoring my liver enzymes due to high ALT/SGPT, nagsimula ito nung end ng January this year as abdominal pain, pero prior to that mag 2 years ago may series of abdominal pain ako na ang sabi ng unang Doc na tumingin sa Medical City Ortigas is Gastritis she even have me undergone endoscopy, ultrasound and binigyan niya ako ng Omeprazole for 2 mos., nawala naman yung pain kaso dumating yung time na mawawala babalk. This month end ng January, nagka abdominal pain uli ako medyo severe, enough para di ako makapasok kaya nag pacheck up uli ako, and nagpa admit kasi medyo nanilaw ang eyes ko (that freaks me out), this time sa Manila Doctors naman, ang diagnosis initially is gallstones pero after testing like ultrasound and MRCP wala namang bara sa mga bile duct yun nga nung lumabas blood chem ko mataas ang ALT/SGPT and biliburin which gradually bumaba naman during my stay sa Madocs til’ ma discharge ako though medyo mataas pa rin sa average. Then yun nga may continuous checkup ako sa Ma Docs til’ irecommend na ako ng Doc sa Medical City uli this time GI na specialist sa Liver, gusto nung Doc na bago is have my blood chem checked uli, kaso kahapon nung nasa Ma Docs ako to have my blood chem, sabi ng health card ko (Maxicare) di raw covered, pina assess ko kung magkano yung blood chem yun nga napag alaman ko na aabot na mga 9K, kailangan ko kasing magkapagpa blood chem para isubmit sa bagong Doc, unfortunately for me di ko nagawa kahapon dahil nga di daw cover ng Maxicare. May maisuggest ba kayong lab na medyo mura ang blood chem? As of now, no pain though bumaba ako ng timbang kasi naging watchful ako sa mga food intakes ko (by the way medyo overweight ako), and medyo paranoid ako sa mga nababasa ko sa web like Autoimmune Hepatitis and other liver problems… am having Legalon as of the moment… Kung ganon talaga ang presyo for blood chem then I have no choice to have my blood test sa hospital na rin… Thanks…

    • 43 GinPao
      March 19, 2013 at 5:43 pm

      Hi, I don’t know if its ok to mention names here pero try mo sa Accuserv Diagnostic Center. My Internist at St. Luke’s usually lets me have my blood work ups done there. Dati nagpafull lab work ups ako, FBS, Lipid Profile, HBa1c at marami pang iba including xray and Urinalysis and I only paid 1500. Reliable naman sya kasi when I compared the results when I had my sgpt taken sa hospital where I work, same lang halos. Btw, Accuserv is just near St. Luke’s QC. Katapat lang halos.

  24. 46 AbdominalPainToGallStonesToHighALTSGPT
    March 20, 2013 at 12:09 am

    Gaano katagal bago makuha yung result…?

  25. 48 Anonymous
    March 22, 2013 at 1:11 am

    my sgot was80 and my protein8.5 sgpt 105 last year they were normal

    • April 15, 2013 at 9:09 am

      Maybe your diet has been very oily for the last months. Consider reducing alcohol intake too. And did you get sick over the last months. Some medications can also cause liver damage. Your level is not that high to be very worried. Consult your doctor about taking liver supplements. Good luck.

  26. 50 ben
    April 14, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    ht 179 wt 100 kg diabetic on medication 47yrs sgpt 300 sgot too high fbs toohigh. how can I reduce my sgpt

    • April 15, 2013 at 9:03 am

      SGPT can be reduced with liver supplements, reducing intake of meats and oily food, avoiding liver-toxic medications and avoiding alcohol-containing beverages.

  27. April 23, 2013 at 6:45 am

    This is a very informative post. I have autoimmune problems (Lpus) and thyroid problems(Hashimoto). I go to the MD all the time. I dislike it but keeping up with my endocrinologist who does blood tests and my regular MD keeps me in better health just because they are always reminding me to follow the correct ways to eat and exercise. We always need to have a little push.
    Please keep on top of your health. You are a health professional who is probably always exposed to a lot of things. Being healthier is going to help you fight all the things that may be in the air at work.
    Thanks for sharing tis info and your medical journey.
    Blessings ..
    Isadora

  28. 54 KenRuz D'Yam
    May 5, 2013 at 4:54 am

    My lab results showed trace of albumin in the urine analysis..My SGPT is 107 and SGOT is 50. I’m taking legalon and essential forte as per doctor’s advise..Need to go back to my doctor after 3 days to repeat the tests but i am on my 6 days of treatment now and planning to see my doctor after tomorrow..do you think that 3days of treatment would complement from lowering my sgpt result? I never drink alcohol. Thanx.

  29. 56 KenRuz D'Yam
    May 5, 2013 at 5:37 am

    BTW, i’m 40 yrs old,male,not obese..i have one more thing to ask, my BP is 140/90mmHg. I wanted to do exercise but the feeling of the so-called gas reflux causing me to stop..I have refrained from eating fatty/oily foods in the last few weeks due to elevated sgpt. In the late afternoon, I go for a walk, does this somehow help? I have been taking losartan 50mg once a day without the knowledge of my doctor who have prescribed hepatoprotector drugs, does it affect my lab results later on bec i’m taking a combination of anti-hypertensive dugs and hepatoprotector drugs? I am negative for hep A screening,,! I need your reply ASAP pls!!! Thank you so much..

    • May 7, 2013 at 9:00 pm

      Some antihypertensive drugs can cause an increase in SGPT, so it’s a good idea to mention this to your doctor who prescribed your liver supplements. Some hypertensive patients who are on meds do routine lab works to monitor liver damage due to meds.

  30. 58 KenRuz D'Yam
    May 5, 2013 at 6:02 am

    How about my urine result having a trace of albumin sir? what does it show? i am also worried about this..i am also scheduled for a repeat U/A..thank you!

    • May 7, 2013 at 9:05 pm

      The presence of albumin in the urine is an indication of kidney damage to a certain extent. Your doctor should consider doing extra diagnostic tests related to your kidney.

  31. 60 MAB
    May 21, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    Hi I have ALT 61 & AST 55 I am taking Bifendate Pills. Can i take Hepamerz along with this. Please suggest as i have to reduce this in a 2~3 days time I haven’t taken any meat for the last 2 weeks & No Oily or Fast food Items. NO Alcohol in my life.
    I have a job opening need this urgent Please Help.

  32. May 26, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    Since I’m 70 years old, I am now interested in these medical issues that I haven’t been interested in before. I find all of this interesting. I’m encouraged to work out more, although I already go to the gym 3 times a week. My doctor said there is nothing wrong with my liver, so I’m assuming that means everything connected with it.

  33. 63 anonymous
    May 27, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    Hi Sir! What is your interpretation with my lab result? SEROLOGY VDRL : Non-Reactive HIV 1/2/0 : Non-Reactive Hep A: Non-Reactive HBsAg: Non-Reactive …and below this shows another Serology Test SEROLOGY Anti-HAV (IgG): Reactive What does this mean Sir? Why does the result showed reactive with the Anti-HAV while the upper result showed non-reactive? I’m confused really. My SGPT level is fluctuating, the first one was 107 U/L then after taking liver supplements it goes up to 147, so I stopped the meds (as per my doc’s advise) and he told me that maybe I was not “HIYANG DAW” with the prescribed meds (Legalon& Essentiale forte) So again, i repeated the test after a week and it went down to 114 and then 5 days later, resulted to 141. The latest one was 164..Im so much worried why my SGPT is increasing? The Ultrasound shows fatty liver by the way, but why my doctor did not prescribe anything to treat the fatty liver? Rather i was only advised to just continue with my diet and avoid fatty, meaty foods, also i ate wheat bread and plenty of fruits and veggies..Thanking you so much in advance for any reply.

  34. 64 anonymous
    May 28, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    This is just a follow-up letter from what i have sent yesterday. I had another test ( SGPT ) today and the result was 134. The other day, the result was a li’I bit higher ( 164 ). I believe i am on the right diet, no alcohol in my life and no medication at the moment. So I’m just wondering what’s causing my SGPT level to be getting different results? I can say that i’m all well physically and not experiencing any untoward symptoms. So please I’d be needing your help, you are half the doctor and i believe in your credibility to answer such questions since you yourself had also been exposed to such case…( over elevated SGPT )Thanking u again in advance Sir for some enlightenment..

  35. June 5, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    good day my sgpt is 52 normal for female is 0-31 im scared . do i need to retake my blood test because my doctor gave me silimarin to take for 30 days

  36. 66 Claire Lao
    June 30, 2013 at 4:26 am

    Hi. Thank you so much for your testimony. It was a big help and i felt relieved. But would like to ask how many mg was the Essentiale you took? Ehat wad the result for your blood test a week after?

  37. 67 Baba
    July 1, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    Does Testosterone injection increased SGPT? I think antibiotic damage more liver than injectable steroid?

  38. July 28, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    I know it’s a myopic approach but if it ain’t fixed…….
    Thanks for liking my post Mastermind
    Kind regards

  39. 69 Anonymous
    August 9, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    sir.sakit.po.ba.ang.sgpt.kaya.po.kaya,ng,1week.to.pagalingin

  40. 70 ellad
    August 9, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    sir.sakit,po,ba.ang,sgpt.madali.lang.po.ba.to.gamutin

  41. 72 Mona
    August 15, 2013 at 2:18 am

    Hi my sister is havng s.g.p.t 268 units and s.g.o.t 168 unitsshe is only 22yrs it can be come in normal size? And how long it will take? Pls help me.

    • August 17, 2013 at 9:53 pm

      Depends. Further investigation is needed to determine whether the cause is fatty liver, hepatitis etc. If it is just due to a fatty liver, the sgpt level can be reduced by liver supplements and proper diet.

  42. 74 UnknownGuy
    August 24, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    Hi, good day im 24 year old- my medicals are all clear but my SGPT is about 85 is it dangerous?!- i would say that i had a fatty liver because i don’t drink alcohol- im taking GODEX 3x a day advise by the doctor-can it be help to be cured/lower to normal with in 5-7 days?? im doing exercise by jogging, squating, cycling also and a vegetable,fruits & water diet as a routine,.-does tea are ok also?

    • August 27, 2013 at 1:24 pm

      Your sgpt level is not alarming. Liver supplements such as Godex could help. I am not sure about the tea though.

      • 76 UnknownGuy
        August 28, 2013 at 7:14 pm

        Thank you so much for the information sir, Well gotta avoid the tea to be safe,.. thou

        • 77 john
          September 11, 2013 at 1:25 pm

          my sgpt was 103 last week. i am very worried now. plzzz let me know about it. where i can get Liver supplements such as Godex in pakistan? waiting your response. thank you

          • September 12, 2013 at 7:36 pm

            You need to consult with a doctor to prescribe liver supplements.

            • 79 john
              September 17, 2013 at 9:23 am

              Thank you for your answer. i went to doctor. he recommended me silymarin and DDB( china medicine). also he asked me to not to eat meat, less spicy food and oily things. he said that i can eat anything whatever i want. he also recommended me to drink pomegranate juice,vegetables and drink a lot of water. He wants me to come after 15 days. he also wants me to do ultrasound right before i plan to visit him after 15 days . Do you really think i need ultrasound with 103 SGPT now?

  43. 81 Anonymous
    September 1, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    i am 23 years old and i don’t drink. I have presenty SGPT level 137. I had this very same problem a year ago in which my SGPT level was 92 but i took UDILIV 300 for two months and precaution of oily food for 3 months which helped me to reduce SGPT level below 40 i.e under normal range.Can you suggest more efficient and faster way to cure it.

  44. 82 Anonymous
    September 1, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    hi, I am 23 years old and I don’t drink. I have SGPT 137, is it really serious. I had this same problem a year ago, then at that time my SGPT was 92 but after taking UDILIV-300 for two months n two months of precaution of oily things it came within the normal range below 40. Can u suggest some other measure which can bring it down more fastly.

  45. 84 Joinal
    September 9, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    Hello sir,
    I’m 26 Years old and I have hbs ag now my sgpt is 242. What should I do now?

    thanks

  46. 86 john
    September 11, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    my sgpt was 103 last week. i am very worried now. plzzz let me know about it. where i can get Liver supplements such as Godex in pakistan? waiting your response. thank you

  47. 87 Anonymous
    September 16, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    more power to you sir, your blogsite informed me a lot. :-) more power – Roy

  48. 89 Anonymous
    October 20, 2013 at 6:48 am

    ursofalk in a good medication for fatty liver and elevated sgpt..needs a proper diet and exercise avoid fatty foods,fry foods and fast food..also decrease in consumption of carbo and high in caloric intake..

  49. October 23, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    I’m so glad you went on to explain what SGPT is because you almost lost me there! Thanks. :)

  50. 93 adi
    October 30, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    Sir i got diagnosed of Hepatitis E in Jun2013
    SGPT:225
    From then onwards i was on regular medication of Ursodiol …This caused the SGPT to come down around 50 in september ..thereafter i left ursodiol and from last one month i am without medications…Today when i checked SGPT is again elevated to 125.
    Please help sir

  51. 95 jovy
    November 19, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    ano po ba mas effective liveraide or godex??

  52. 97 Anonymous
    November 28, 2013 at 11:23 am

    Hi! My father underwent a gallstone surgery 2 weeks ago. His sgpt then was 59. But today after over 2 weeks his SGPT is already 137. His surgeon prescribed him cefuroxime and arcoxia after his surgery for 7 days. He is also taking rustor for his cholesterol and twynsta for hypertension. He is also an alcoholic before his surgery but he already stopped taking alcohols for a month now. He also took liveraide for a month but stopped a few days ago. What could you think is the cause of his elevated sgpt?

    • December 1, 2013 at 2:04 am

      I would think that his elevated SGPT is due to the medications he took. Antihypertensive, anticholesterol and certain antibiotics and liver toxic that may cause a rise in SGPT.

  53. 99 WordsFallFromMyEyes
    December 1, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    This is indeed startling if you’re neither an alcoholic or overweight. I would desperately want to understand what elevated the SGPT.

    I think you will be fine, that they won’t make undue judgments of you, but it’s good you are caring for yourself – investigating your health and caring. I hear there is some men who just don’t do that, which I don’t understand.

  54. December 25, 2013 at 5:24 am

    Hi, i just want to share also that my sgpt level went to as high as 1226. My skin, eyes and nails became yellow but i dont feel any weakness or diziness. Bcoz my mom got worried, she had me admitted at the hospital. I had my hepa a,b, c tested three times and lab results showed negative reactions. The ultrasound results for my liver and gallbladder were normal. I am not happy with the diagnosis of my attending physician..its inconclusive and i am not even convinced with his explanation. I am planning to get a second opinion though. And by the way i am overweight, and i am taking diet pills, i often self medicate and i drink alcoholic beverages. These could be some of the reasons why my sgpt level is high.

  55. 102 anonymous
    January 17, 2014 at 11:07 pm

    I went for a physical and my alt was 84 and 12 days later it was 67 then 3 weeks later it was 63. It has slowly reduced could i have hep c or hep b? Not gonna lie im scared to go get checked cause i have worked in an environment where its prone but all other lab work is normal and i have never been exposed to blood i know of. I did take ibuprofen on a regular basis for about a year but from the first lab test to the last it has only dropped 21 and i have ate healthy exercised and took nothing.

    • February 13, 2014 at 10:36 am

      It could have been only due your regular intake of ibuprofen, as it is a liver-toxic medicine. Taking liver supplements and avoiding liver toxic medicines sjould do the trick. I don’t think you have hepa.

      • 104 Anonymous
        February 13, 2014 at 8:26 pm

        my doctor checked my iron and my ferrin serum was 373 and and iron saturation was 22% and he stated that indicated hemocromatosis. I thought the sturation percentage had to be higher for that. Am I right?

  56. 109 tony
    January 24, 2014 at 12:37 am

    hi ask k lang po kung ano po ang gmot para bumaba ang sgpt level k.ang sgpt ko ay108 at sgot ay 35 at nagpaultrasound po ako sbi nila fatty liver daw at acute daw un gastritis ko at umiinum ako ng gamot ng para sa fatty liver at gastro ko.hindi kaya nakakaapecto un gamot ko sa gastro sa liver ko ngaun umiinum ako ng essentialy forte pero smasakit parin un tagiliran ko dit sa lower parts ng ribs ko magkabila at lagi may lumalabas na dry cuafgh sa bunganga ko pero d naman ako umuubo magmdical po ako next month ano po mabisang gamot para bumaba ang level ng sgpt ko salamat po.

  57. 111 Ahmad Masud
    February 18, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    Hi Nelson,

    Great help this post has been.

    I got sgtp: 66, Can I reduce it back to normal in one week?

  58. 113 wasim siddiqui
    February 28, 2014 at 11:14 pm

    My S.G.P.T is 102 and SGOT is 57 and my selection for job in uae is postponed due this,Actually i am suffering since 6 years from Stomach problems (acidity,bile reflux etc) and i am using normally Nexium Esomeprazole 40 mg from long time.
    Can you please what are the possible reasons for high level of sgpt and sgot.I can use nexium or i have to stop,and what medicines i should start.please advise.

  59. 114 lhon
    July 6, 2014 at 6:01 am

    sir salamat sa mga idea sa pagpapababa ng sgpt napababa ko sya within 10 lang po…nag diet po talaga ako at mga gulay lang talaga kinain ko tapos exercise lagi…and pray lang..thanks ….

  60. 116 lhon
    July 8, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    sir yung friend ko may hepa b ano po magandang gawin

  61. 118 samurailanx
    July 15, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    Hi sir, thanks for replying to our queries. You really uplift our morales. Btw I am also a nurse and almost 2 years worried with my multiple gallbladder polyps. Last year the largest polyp measured 25mm. Just yesterday it was 40mm but my liver size was normal. My most worried was I had sgpt of 64. The first thing that came out of my mind is hepatitis. It was just last yr i had my neg hep result. And we know what hep means in our career. My RUQ hurts a little for quite sometime but relieves when I take pipino or vitamin c-rich fruit juices. Perhaps tom ill be take a test for my hep titer. Just worried a lot about chronic hep which is not that elevated compared to the acute one. Sir really worried cause 3 months from now wemwill be having our us visas. Thank you mate.

    • July 17, 2014 at 2:53 am

      Hi there. An SGPT of 64 is slightly elevated only. This could be due to a fatty liver, or intake of hepatotoxic medications such as acetaminophen. It could also be due to a fatty diet. Usually, this is reversible. Check with your doctor for further tests.

  62. 120 hemantha wickramasuriya
    July 29, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    my agpt/ALN Report is 125 …before one month i was virus fever,currently i am not fit yet…having some pain,hedache,platlet count 162000. ufr/fbs ana/ all reports normal can u expain me what should i do

    • July 31, 2014 at 3:38 pm

      Sometimes, intake of paracetamols during fever can also damage the liver. Check out with your doctor to have your liver checked further, an ultrasound perhaps can help.

  63. 122 Saifalikhan
    August 18, 2014 at 8:39 am

    Sir my ant hcv is negative hbsagQ2 is negative ast 73 ggt 102 alt 108 sir what can I do to low my leavels


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