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I have an ALT of 85, I haven't seen any No medications yet,

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Hi I have an ALT of 85
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: I haven't seen any No medications yet
JA: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?
Customer: Nope i don't take any medications at all
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Nope none Had jaundice when i was younger like 4 years
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Josh replied 3 months ago.

Hello,

Myself Dr Josh- and I’m happy to help with your question today.

Please provide me the following information so that I can address your concern-

Are you suffering from any medical condition?

Are you on any other medications?

Do you suffer from anxiety or severe stress?

Any other investigations so far?

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Customer: replied 3 months ago.
No Medical Condition. Just regular IT stress.
Is it normal to have an ALT of 85?
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT)
Expert:  Dr Josh replied 3 months ago.

Dear,

Thanks for all these additional details.

Sorry for the delay in answering. I was on another question. I apologize for your wait.

Well, the normal range of values for ALT called Aminotransferase (SGPT) is from 7 to 56 units per liter of serum.

The ranges of ALT numbers may differ slightly depending on the technique and protocols used by different laboratories.

You have a range of 85, which is high and should be further checked by doctor.

This test is a fairly specific indicator of liver status. It is completely normal, no need to worry or panic.

Higher-than-normal levels of ALT can indicate liver damage, and one may have liver disease.

As such, you may need more testing to determine the underlying cause of the problem.

Detailed blood work and ultrasound test should be done for precise diagnosis.

Please see your primary doctor and get it clinically evaluated.

Please check this link-

http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/alanine-aminotransferase-alt?page=2

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Expert:  Dr Josh replied 3 months ago.

Hello,

Myself Dr Josh- and I’m happy to help with your question today.

Please provide me the following information so that I can address your concern-

Do you work on computer for long hours?

Do you get Clicking sounds in the jaw joint when you open or close your mouth or chew ?

Are you on any medications?

Do you suffer from anxiety or severe stress?

Any other health or medical problems ?

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Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Thank you. What is the best way to have low ALT values? I don't have any drinking or smoking habits
Expert:  Dr Josh replied 3 months ago.

Dear,

I am sorry for last reply.

It was for another customer, and was posted at your forum due to techincal issues. I am sorry for that.

I am re-typing your answer on 2-3 minutes.

Thank you

Expert:  Dr Josh replied 3 months ago.

Dear,

As ALT levels have been raised, so it should be checked for underlying liver disease. You would need more tests to find the real cause for such levels.

Good to hear that you don't drink and smoke.

As such, Elevated liver enzymes usually are not a life-threatening condition.

If such level is raised due to liver inflammation, then doctor would advise for medications like- Corticosteroids and pentoxifylline to reduce inflammation of the liver.

Your doctor may also suggest diuretics , this may remove excess fluid from the body.

A low-protein diet and a high-carbohydrate diet would decrease such levels. You should avoid salt, as sodium causes swelling and fluid build-up in the liver.

Most of the times, it is not related with any serious issue.

Please see your primary doctor and discuss this issue.

God bless you and take care.

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