I have to go for bowel movements around 3 times in a day to eliminate the stool out of my body. Also, my feet smell. Recently in my blood test, I got to know that my SGOT is 50 and my SGPT is 56. Can this be a liver disease which is causing all these other problems. Please advise.
Laboratory test results need to be assessed keeping in mind the complete clinical status of a patient.
In some cases though lab findings may report values above the reference range, as long as the patient is asymptomatic there is no need for any specific treatment.
Liver enzymes include aspartate aminotransferase (AST or SGOT) and alanine aminotransferase (ALT or SGPT). These enzymes are normally contained within liver cells. If the liver is injured or damaged, the liver cells spill these enzymes into the blood, raising the enzyme levels in the blood and signaling liver disease.
ALT (also called alanine aminotransferase or SGPT) is found in the liver only. The normal range ââof ALT levels is between 5 IU/L to 60 IU/L.
In your case, if all other tests other than SGPT is normal, then it is likely that your liver may be normal.
The persistent elevation of SGPT may be normal for your body, you need not worry about it.
Just keep following up with your doctor and seek proper advice.
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