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AST=45,ALT=75 This has stayed the same over the last three years.does this indicate anythiang.


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replied March 18th, 2012
Liver Disorders, Hepatitis A,B,C Answer A32926
Hello and thank you for posting your medical question on E health forum. ‎

ALT (also called alanine aminotransferase or SGPT) is found in the liver only. The normal range ‎‎of ALT levels is between 5 IU/L to 60 IU/L.

AST (aspartate aminotransferase) is an enzyme found in high amounts in heart muscle and liver ‎and skeletal muscle cells. It is also found in lesser amounts in other tissues.‎
The normal range is 10 to 34 IU/L.‎

In case, other than the slight elevation, of your liver enzymes, you do not have any other symptoms, then there is no need to worry. The changes could be just age related changes.

‎Some general some symptoms of liver disease include nausea, vomiting, decreased appetite, ‎indigestion, change in stools, jaundice, itching, etc. ‎
In severe conditions with greater liver dysfunction abdominal distension, swelling of the legs, ‎anorexia, lethargy could be evident. ‎
In cases of infections in the liver, fever, abdominal pain, and discomfort could be present. ‎

If you have such symptoms, then getting additional investigations including blood tests and ultrasound might be of help to assess your liver status.

You might follow up with your doctor for proper assessment and proper advice.

I hope this helps.



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