What do high lab values of AST SGOT and ALT SGPT indicate?
Normal levels of ALT (SGPT) ranges from about 7-56 units/liter of serum (the liquid part of the blood), Normal levels of AST (SGOT) is about 5-40 units/liter of serum. Elevated levels of AST and ALT may signify the level of liver damage in a person.
What does it mean when your ALT SGPT is high?
An ALT test measures the level of alanine aminotransferase, also called ALT or SGPT. ALT is one of the enzymes that help the liver convert food into energy. High levels of these enzymes can be a sign that the liver is injured or irritated, and the enzymes are leaking out of the liver cells.
What is the treatment for high ALT SGPT?
Natural ways to lower ALT levels
- Drinking coffee. Drinking coffee can help to lower ALT levels.
- Exercising regularly.
- Losing excess weight.
- Increasing folic acid intake.
- Making dietary changes.
- Reducing high cholesterol.
- Taking care with medications or supplements.
- Avoiding alcohol, smoking, and environmental toxins.
What is the most common cause of elevated liver enzymes?
The most common cause of elevated liver enzymes is fatty liver disease. Research suggests that 25–51% of people with elevated liver enzymes have this condition. Other health conditions that typically cause elevated liver enzymes include: metabolic syndrome.
What level of SGOT is alarming?
The normal range of an SGOT test is generally between 8 and 45 units per liter of serum. In general, men may naturally have higher amounts of AST in the blood. A score above 50 for men and 45 for women is high and may indicate damage.
What is considered high AST and ALT levels?
If you go outside (or too high) this range then you are considered to have elevated liver enzymes. The standard range largely depends on the laboratory but in general, is somewhere around 0-45 IU/l for ALT and 0-30 IU/l for AST. If your AST and ALT are higher than the 45 and 35 then they are said to be “elevated”.
What are the symptoms of high AST and Alt?
Moderate to high-level ALT symptoms can include: General tiredness mild fever lack of appetite pain in the abdomen itching nausea/vomiting mild jaundice (when your skin gets yellow)
What causes AST and ALT levels to be high?
Common causes of elevated ALT and AST are viral liver infections, alcohol abuse, cirrhosis (from any chronic causes), hemochromatosis (iron overload), shock, and/or heart failure. Common causes of abnormal AST and ALT levels are wide ranging (for example, toxins, and autoimmune diseases).
What does extremely high AST and Alt mean?
Normal levels of ALT ranges from about 7-56 units/liter, and 10-40units/liters for AST. Elevated levels of AST and ALT may signify the level of liver damage in a person. Common causes of elevated ALT and AST are viral liver infections, alcohol abuse, cirrhosis (from any chronic causes), hemochromatosis (iron overload), shock, and/or heart failure.