Liver Enzyme ALT
- 06-19-2008, 02:33 PM
Liver Enzyme ALT
I am making this email I wrote to a knowledgeable user public...
As I have been inquiring about using something that would help with my partially torn rotator cuff, I did a physical exam last week and my results were ready yesterday.
It turns out that everything is fine, but the ALT enzyme came back high at 120. The doctor told me to retake the test and advised to get an abdominal ultrasound, as well as a hepatic panel. I had Hepatitis-A when I was 18 and I only drink on Fridays and Saturdays (2 or 3 drinks max). What's your take on this? I have read a lot about the reasons why ALT can be high but really I won't know until I have those tests retaken.
I take Omega-3 Fish oil daily at 2 pills a day and one-a-day multivitamins. I have added Super Cissus Rx for my shoulder.
I'd appreciate your guys' take on this. Thanks
- 06-19-2008, 08:16 PM
I had very bad alt and (whats the other one) I was on a full fledged months long drinking binge too. I started taking milk thistle the 1000mg standardized extract from walmart, well a couple of months later, while still drinking, my liver enzymes returned to the normal range. FYI. Im not drinking anymore.
06-20-2008, 10:10 PM
I don't drink and my ALT was high also. But, I was hammering like 3000mg of amoxycillin for sinusitis 10 days before the bood work.
Some drugs like this are known to raise ALT levels. You on anything else? Meds? Massive vitamins?
06-21-2008, 02:01 AM
I was on One-A-Day multivitamins, two 2400 mg Omega-3 Fish Oil, and two Super Cissus Rx tabs a day.
I was on Relafen for a while, and Naproxen too; but that was long before I had the blood work done. I haven't been on anti-inflammatories for a while now.
I did have three drinks on the Friday before the test, and two beers on Saturday. The test was Thursday of last week
06-21-2008, 04:05 PM
You may not want to hear this... but if you have liver damage, don't drink. That's an easy change to make, then look to supps and drugs and dietary change, but that would be my change #1.
I am somewhat biased, I did use to drink, now I don't. I stopped for other reasons -- fitness, vanity and realizing that I like the sober me better...
06-21-2008, 09:04 PM
06-21-2008, 10:59 PM
06-24-2008, 07:03 PM
I had elevated AST and ALT - doc did a
liver ultrasound and liver biopsy. Turns out I have NASH/NAFLD - fatty liver with thus far no scarring. Completely retooled diet, quit drinking and got more exercise on top of a few supplements. All enzymes back in normal range after 6 months of treating my body better.
06-25-2008, 09:52 AM
06-25-2008, 11:18 AM
I had elevated AST and ALT, then took the test again 6 weeks later and both were normal. I vote for redo before getting too concerned.
06-27-2008, 05:12 PM
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