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Can u tell me what causes ggt to be 116. I was on steroids n

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Hi can u tell me what causes ggt to be 116. I was on steroids n heavy duty antibiotics for a month in February. My dr checked ast alt was mildly EKEVATED. He told me to take 890 vitamin e. Ast n alt went into twenties. N my ggt was 120 originally went down 40 lbs. now I went for follow up n my ast N alt are good but ggt went back up to 116 my a1c was 5.6 n my triclcetides dropped to 135 from 250. What is going on I know scan showed fatty liver not enlarged no lesions
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: Yes of course I have gitelmanns syndrome intake magnesium 400 x 16 a day
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Klor Kon 16 a day 10 meq. Amiloride 20 mg a day Crestor 20 n epereleone 34 mg. effixir 75
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Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 4 months ago.

Hello

Inflammation of the liver.

Gallbladder problems.

It can be elevated in congestive heart failure, pancreatitis [even chronic] and diabetes.

Talk with your doctor about this list.

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Customer: replied 4 months ago.
How can they tell if I have congestive heat failure of pancreatic
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
My ast n alt are ok now I take 800 mg of vitamin e
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 4 months ago.

Same answer.

The GGT elevated means inflammation, until it resolves.

If it is going back up, talk with your doctor about the list above.

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Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 4 months ago.

Were you tested for primary biliary cirrhosis?

GGT can be elevated in this condition as well