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What is SGPT? one of my friend aged 49 gone through SGPT test last week,he found his SGPT count close to 40 IU/L. Is it so harmful? what are the effects of SGPT, how is it going to effect human body, will it result in any long term disorders? what kind of preventive steps / treatment need to be taken for this? - Asked by V A on 01-Apr-2014 12:05:12

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    Answered by Dr. Suneel Vallabhaneni on 01-Apr-2014 21:04:44

    There are multiple causes for high SGPT. Here are a few common ones: 1. Fatty liver disease. Now a days this is becoming more common due to increase in over weight or obesity. 2. Excess alcohol use. In this we see much higher SGOT compared to SGPT in the ratio of >2:1. 3. Medications like Tylenol(also call paracetamol), cholesterol lowering medications like statins. 4. Viral causes like Hepatitis A, B or C - Hepatitis A and B are usually sudden onset conditions with more obvious other symptoms like muscle fatigue, flu like symptoms, yellowish discoloration of the eyes and urine. Hepatitis C is much slower in onset with out much symptoms. 5. Unknowingly eating poisonous mushrooms. 6. Autoimmune disorders, i.e ones immunity acting against itself. I do not want you to be overwhelmed with the above causes. I would like you to talk to your doctor. Most of the above causes can be excluded by your doctor asking you a few questions about your risk factors and reviewing your medication list. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us back.
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Replied by V A on 16-Apr-2014 10:46:12

Thank you doctor.
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