Old Health Post Reviews


Since I started writing for this site, the post which was most read and had the most number of comments was my story entitled “Worried Over Elevated SGPT“. When I wrote it in May 2008, I was just trying to relate my personal account on how I managed my problem.

But now, it seemed readers are still finding my old post on search engines when they try to look for solutions for their own SGPT problems. Many have dropped their queries while others just shared their experience. The thread is very long now, but the discussions were very interesting.

Let me just reiterate to the readers that the discussions and answers in the thread are not intended as and do not substitute for a professional medical advice. The information presented is just for patient education only and it is still recommended that the readers see their personal physician for further evaluation of their individual cases.


This post which I wrote in July 2008 still generates readers who are interested in Ostomies  or Stomas. It was an honor to get a very positive comment from the President-elect of the United Ostomy Associations of America, Ms. Kristin Knipp.

This post was also linked in different health sites like this one by the Student Nurse Journey.


Again allow me to thank everyone who drops by, especially those who took the time to leave comments. I truly appreciate this.


25 Responses to “Old Health Post Reviews”

  1. 1 kanchan thakur
    November 14, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    drive medical


  2. 2 M Sahay
    March 17, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    Thanks Nelson for your revert.. will let you know on the development after a month and as suggested by you i will start exercise. Rgds – MS


  3. 3 P Yogesh
    May 18, 2011 at 10:16 am

    Hi .. I have gone through your post on July 2008 regarding Elevated SGPT, it is really very good.

    Just to share with you, i am just 29 years old s/w professional. I had infected with some viral fever and hospitalized around last Nov 11 .. i fully recovered from it within 3/4 days and doc give me discharges.
    After 15/20 days i am feeling certain pain in my whole body including nee, neck, backache, shoulders and also having swelling in all my joints .. and as day progresses it goes
    to certain level that i could not able to move my self .. i had tried certain doctors but they are unable to diagnose this .. Then one Rhematologist diagnosed and tell me that i am suffering with sacroiliac arthritis (X-ray and CT Scan also gives same reported). during time he conducted my blood tests which includes complete blood count, SGPT, CRP..

    Since then i am checking my blood once a month and found that my SGPT and CRP level is too high .. my SGPT level is around 65.. and CRP level is almost doubled as normal level mentioned.
    Doctor suggested that i had to take medicine at least for 2/3 years to get to completely cured, they are not giving me some vitamins and supplementary medicines to increase my blood.. and calcium in my bones..
    Though i am really afraid of this .. that some how it is affecting on my nature .. that since some days i am also observing that i have become a bit angry minded .. though i am not like that ..

    do you have anythings to help me out from this.. though current medicine which i am getting now is suiting my body and my body is responding .. and now days i m having normal movements and can do my normal work as earlier days ..



  4. 4 nelson RN
    May 18, 2011 at 11:41 am

    Hi P. YOGESH, thanks for sharing your experience. Your recent elevation of SGPT level was probably due to the intake of medications for your condition. But I should say that the level is not in an alarming high and I am sure it can be reduced down to a normal level later, with diet and exercise. If you are responding well with your current treatment, I suggest you continue with the regimen and continue consulting with your doctor 🙂


  5. 5 Heart
    June 13, 2011 at 7:37 am

    I have posted on your May 2008, I haven’t seen your last note 😦 sorry!

    It is really very helpful as I am having problem with elevated SGPT of which I only got the result yesterday. I will be seeing my doctor this afternoon and what I have read enlighten me.

    Thank you for sharing (“,)


  6. 6 nelson RN
    June 13, 2011 at 7:52 am

    Hi HEART! Not everyone comes back to say THANK YOU, but you did! And I saw you posted your comment on the 3 related posts, because you wanted me to see your message… I can see sincere gratitude from you! God bless you!
    Take care always! Good luck on your next doctor’s appointment!


  7. 7 samuelgoh32
    June 17, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    Hi nelson,

    I recently had a blood test done on my liver and the reading SGPT/ ALT is 97 and my SGOT is 45.
    My doctor was saying that it could be fatty liver.
    I need to understand on this fatty liver and what can i do to reduce my SGPT to a normal range.

    I have not been execrising for a while and taking in a lot of oily food and meat.
    Will having a healthy diet helps?

    Many Thanks


    • 8 nelson RN
      June 18, 2011 at 1:05 am

      Fatty liver is a condition where there is abnormal accumulation of triglyceride fat in the liver cells. It is a reversible condition and diet plays a very important role in lowering your SGPT level. Try to avoid oily foods and meat, and alcoholic beverages. Getting some exercise will help as well. Good luck.


  8. June 22, 2011 at 11:07 am

    ano pa ba masasabi ko?..everyone is thanking you..your blog must be really good..hindi lang must be good..talagang good..
    hope you continue to enligthen some people because of your profession..


  9. June 24, 2011 at 7:50 am

    When a person like you shares thoughts and feelings about situations where people need support, you make their lives brighter. I hope you would continue to do this. 🙂


  10. 13 kat
    June 27, 2011 at 6:01 am

    I wonder if may balak ka bang ituloy ang profession mo as doctor……..parang nakikinita kong magtutuloy ka if gugustohin mo kasi ang galing mo, as in.


  11. June 27, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    it was worth reading Sir kasi marami kaming natututunan sa mga post mo. 🙂


  12. 17 NHIL
    June 28, 2011 at 9:54 am

    Sir gud day nkakababa po ba ng sgpt ang paginum ng 2 tsp of apple cider vinegar tpos ihahalo sa 1 glass of water pero un ung ginagawa ko ngaun.


  13. June 28, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    agree, haba na ng thread about sgpt post. i was aiming nga to post related to urs, para makalink up ako dito, hehe…very informative namn kz post mo. salamat


  14. 21 NHIL
    July 1, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    sir ung paglkain ba ng nilagang itlog tpos kamote hindi ba cia msama ung egg kasi un ung sbi ng mga tropa ko na nagdiet tlgang nkakaliit ng tyan for abs muscle ung kamote ska nilagang itlog evryday


    • July 4, 2011 at 5:25 pm

      Ok lang naman ang egg and kamote pag nagda diet kasi egg is a good source of protein and kamote is a good source of carbs. But you need to add something else to make up a balanced diet. Add fruits and vegetables too.


  15. 23 Reuben
    July 4, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    Hi. just want to say that what i read here is very helpful. It about my mom. Last week her SGPT level become slightly elevated – 57.4 from 24 last May. Her doctor said that its because of the medication she’s been taking. He gave my mom Legalon 140mg to be taken 1 x a day for a month. and to have her upper abdomen ultrasound. Just to be sure.
    She has this recurrent UTI – the first was last may and the second one was just almost 2 weeks ago ( after a major kidney operation last year since she was diagnosed with chronic pyelonephritis with matching kidney stone )and was given nitrofurantoin and ciprofloxacin for the past 8 weeks by her urologist. in addition to that, she’s been taking Lipitor 40mg 1 x a day for the past months to lower her cholesterol and Gemfirozil for her triglycerides. Plus some medications for her hypertension and diabetes. :))
    From what i read, these medications can increase her SGPT level. Now I understand why her doctors been monitoring her laboratory results religiously, although they’ve been so nice enough to explain certain things to us.
    Her doctor reduced the dosage of Lipitor and reminded her about her diet. I pray that after a month- it will be normal again.


    • July 4, 2011 at 5:23 pm

      Indeed chronic use of certain medications can cause the rise in SGPT. These drugs include antihypertensives, anticholesterolemia and oral hypoglycemics. My prayers are with you for your mother.


  16. September 10, 2011 at 12:52 am

    hello sir nelson is it very alarming when i got 112sgpt?


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