----------------------- Advertisement --------------------------
Q&A
If you have any query about any medical problem get an answer from an expert
  Comments: Read | Post

Does alcohol affect SGPT and SGOT levels?

Thursday, 08 July 2010
Answered by: Dr Sanjiv Saigal
Consultant Gastroenterologist,Sir Ganga Ram Hospital,New Delhi
Google Buzz

Q. I am a 31 years old male weighing 93 kg. I was diagnosed with abdominal tuberculosis 15 months back. After taking medicines for a year, I have recovered from tuberculosis. But for the last three months, my SGPT & SGOT level started fluctuating. I smoke also. My doctor has suggested me to take Ursodeoxycholic (500 mg) for three months. I took it for a month, after that my SGPT level came to normal. So, I stopped taking prescribed medication, but now my SGPT and SGOT level has been increasing. How can it be treated? Moreover, two years back, I used to be a regular drinker, drinking 2-3 pegs daily. My HCV test came negative.

A.  I note that you have been treated for abdominal tuberculosis recently. Now your concern is that you have raised SGOT & SGPT. As your abdominal tuberculosis treatment has been stopped a year back, it is unlikely that you have drug-induced hepatotoxicity. As you consume alcohol regularly, it is possible that it may be the cause of your deranged LFT. In addition, I note that you are overweight, which can also affect your liver. You need a thorough evaluation to find out the cause of your liver problem including an ultrasound, viral hepatitis markers, autoimmune markers, etc. You must stop alcohol, and can continue taking UDCA meanwhile.

A.  I note that you have been treated for abdominal tuberculosis recently. Now your concern is that you have raised SGOT & SGPT. As your abdominal tuberculosis treatment has been stopped a year back, it is unlikely that you have drug-induced hepatotoxicity. As you consume alcohol regularly, it is possible that it may be the cause of your deranged LFT. In addition, I note that you are overweight, which can also affect your liver. You need a thorough evaluation to find out the cause of your liver problem including an ultrasound, viral hepatitis markers, autoimmune markers, etc. You must stop alcohol, and can continue taking UDCA meanwhile.

Comments: Read | Post
More from this section
More ยป
Post comments
We request you not to tell us about your medical problems through this comment tool.
We are unable to keep track of the innumerable queries and their answers that we get everyday unless they are sent through "Ask a Question"

Name:*   E-mail:*
City:   Phone:
Comments:* 7000 characters remaining
Spam protection
Enter the code:*
Disclaimer: Material sent in this section is contributed by users. DoctorNDTV accepts no responsibility for the content or accuracy of such material and does not endorse or subscribe to the content.
----------------------- Advertisement4 --------------------------
 
Latest Photos
 
 
Survey
Radiation and health outcomes

The effect radiation has on human health has been the subject of recent interest.

-------------------------------- Advertisement -----------------------------------