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Experience:  14 years as clinician in the field of Family Practice
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I just received results from a blood screening and both my

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Hi, I just received results from a blood screening and both my SGOT and SGPT were high. SGOT was 84 average range 39 and SGPT was 119 aveage range 52.. I am overweight by about 50 lbs Should be be alarmed?
JA: In general, how has your health been lately?
Customer: I would say fine.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: My cholesterol was 206 but Triglycerides were normal
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Anthony Bray, MD replied 1 year ago.


Your liver enzymes were moderately elevated...

The cause does need to be identified...

You being overweight may be related as it could be fatty liver as the cause ..that is condition where the liver stores too much fat and may get enlarged and it may cause some liver inflammation ..

An ultrasound or abdominal CT may be helpful to diagnose that possible problem..

We look for common viral infections as possible cause... Would check labs to check for and rule out HEPATITIS A,B OR C and check for mononucleosis as possible cause ..

We advise avoid possible liver IRRITANTS ---- alcohol / Tylenol / certain medications ...

Recheck usually in about 6 weeks ...

Of fatty liver disease then that may be treated with low fat diet / weight loss/ and possibly using a bike acid requests and medicine to reduce fat absorbed by the liver ( Questran , Welchol as options)

I hope that this information is helpful for you

Let me know if you have further questions or concerns

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Thank you and Best Regards,

Anthony Bray MD