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Im 32 years old not overweight.. i drink alcohol daily..

yesterday done only GGT test...
im 32 years old not overweight.. i drink alcohol daily..
yesterday done only GGT test it shows 195 its high..
he give me Essential Forte tablets to take..
after 1 week he will retest..
im so worried .. is that common ? is it so dangerous ?
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5/28/2013
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hi dr

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have you done the other liver function tests?

Customer:

no dr

Customer:

only normal blood test + ggt

Customer:

my dr said that its from alcohol

Customer:

and i think he said if the rate 195 dint come back to normal he will do the other tests

Customer:

im so worried

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dr .. u stil here ?

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well, 195 is certainly high

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and its due to your alcohol consumption

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are you there now?

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yes

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im here

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Customer:

i stoped alcohol since friday

Dr. P Jyoti :

as i was saying, this high figure is due to alcohol

Dr. P Jyoti :

ggt is very specific for alcohol

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but do not worry, it is really not too high

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i have seen it go as high as 400 or 500

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it is very good that you have stopped the alcohol

Customer:

if its came down till next week .. thats mean im fine ?

Dr. P Jyoti :

that is the best step that you could have taken

Dr. P Jyoti :

yes, it should come down by next week

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and that will mean that you have recovered well

Dr. P Jyoti :

however i would advise that you have a full panel liver function test

Customer:

so can i little drink alcohol after that ?

Dr. P Jyoti :

do all the liver enzyme tests

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and also an ultrasound of the liver

Dr. P Jyoti :

it is best not to drink alcohol at all

Dr. P Jyoti :

but that may not be always practical

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the advise is not to exceed two drinks a day

Dr. P Jyoti :

you can stick to this or lower than this but only after your doctor allows you to do so

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i would advise

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stop drinking completely till the next test

Customer:

i will stop till the next test

Dr. P Jyoti :

after that you can ask your doctor whether you can have an occassional drink and if so how much

Dr. P Jyoti :

thats good, do that

Customer:

should i worry dr ?

Customer:

i cant sleep even ?

Dr. P Jyoti :

also besides cutting down on alcohol, you should also control your diet

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do not have heavy fried foods

Customer:

im doing that dr

Dr. P Jyoti :

take healthy foods like natural foods - fruits and vegetables, without too much oil

Dr. P Jyoti :

thats great

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then i am sure you will recover well

Dr. P Jyoti :

dont worry about this, you are not in such a serious condition

Dr. P Jyoti :

it is good that this was detected early, you can now hope for full recovery

Customer:

its common dr with alcohol drinkers?

Dr. P Jyoti :

yes, very common

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ggt is one of the first indicators to go up in alcohol drinking

Customer:

recovery means the rate comes down to normal ?

Dr. P Jyoti :

yours is not too high and so you have a very good chance of recovery

Dr. P Jyoti :

yes, by recovery i mean the rate coming down to normal

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no thank you dr

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glad to help

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Hope this shows you the way forward - wish you good health and a quick recovery.

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i hope so.. thanx

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Customer reply replied 4 years ago

sorry dr.. is that tablets ok.. essential forte ? its from soya beans..

or u advice me better tablets to take..

you can take Essential Forte. It is a very good supplement and will help you. Continue with this.

And thanks for the good rating.

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