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Hi I am 59 f email and have low level gamma gtp. What are

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Hi I am 59 f email and have low level gamma gtp. What are causes ,effect and prognosis please.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Hasan replied 2 years ago.
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Why these levels were checked?

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What are your numbers exactly and what is the normal reference range on your results?

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Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 years ago.
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I am Dr. Thomas, double board certified doctor in internal medicine, and in integrative medicine. I have advanced training in other fields as well. I will give you an initial answer or ask you a question. Use reply to expert for continuing our conversation.
I think you mean GGT, gamma glutamyl tranferase.
We don't worry about a low value.
It is a high value that indicated liver inflammation, from alcohol or other damage.
I sense that your doctor has not worried about a low GGT, which is correct.
Here is a good write up on this.
http://labtestsonline.org/understanding/analytes/ggt/tab/test#what
If you are talking about some other lab, let me know.
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Expert:  Dr. Hasan replied 2 years ago.
Hi, Thanks for your question. I'm Dr. Hasan and I'll try to help you. I am sorry you were unable to enter the chat. I was asking for more info to determine the exact numbers and the normal reference range in your case so as to give you a detailed answer as per your case. I agree with the comments of my fellow expert. If you want to discuss your problem in detail with your specific levels of gama Gt and other liver enzymes values, please let me know.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

I have been heavy drinking and taking drugs . The test was done as I wanted hepititis B C as I had blood contact with both . I am immune to hep A.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.

I have been heavy drinking and taking drugs . The test was done as I wanted hepititis B C as I had blood contact with both . I am immune to hep A had no other tests yet.

Expert:  Dr. Hasan replied 2 years ago.
Thanks a lot for your input. well in that case you don't need to worry about the low gamma GT levels. High Gamma GT levels indicates liver disease but low levels have no significance. Low levels are considered significant in a condition called familial intrahepatic cholestasis but in this disease the other liver enzymes are also disturbed significantly and patients with this condition have symptoms like yellow eyes, yellow skin, intense body itching etc. If your other liver enzymes are normal, you don't need to worry about this low gamma GT level alone as it has no significance in your specific case. Since this is not a disease, you don't need to be concerned about prognosis. Rather this is good for you and it shows that heavy drinking has caused no damage to your liver. I hope your hepatitis B and C tests are negative. I wish you all the best for a good health. My goal is to provide you with excellent service – if you feel you have received anything less, please reply back as I am happy to address follow-up questions. Kindly rate me (on this specific answer) when you are done. You can come back here to ask anything even after you have rated the answer. I will be glad to help you always.
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