This is Dr. David
yes, this can be lowered.
you have to avoid alcohol and excessive acetomenophen products taken
the normal range of ALT is 10 to 40 international units per liter (IU/L)
do you drink alcohol?
you should also get testing to check for hepatitis viral infection
and get an ultrasound of your liver to check for fatty liver replacement.
I asked is this reading very serious?
it might not be very serious
it depends on the cause of the elevation
it could be temporary as well.
one blood test is not enough to know how serious it is or not.
Not sure when you say might, please can you be more exact dose this reading mean very high, moderate, etc and can this mean liver disease? Many thanks
100 is only slightly elevated
the normal range is 10-40
again one blood test is not enough to know if this is serious or not.
you need more testing to see what is causing this
daily alcohol use can cause this sort of elevation.
you also need testing to check your GGTP level
and you need an ultrasound of the liver.
and testing for hepatitis.
I am not sure what you mean by "very serious"
do you consider alcohol hepatitis serious?
it could mean liver disease.
but you need more testing.
one blood test is not enough.
does this make sense?
ALT levels in 200-400 range is very serious.
I do drink sometimes! Is there any obvious symptoms of hepatitis?
hepatitis just means inflammation of your liver
or that your liver is inflamed.
if your ALT level is 100, that is a sign the liver is inflamed.
this can come from many causes
like long term alcohol use
or heavy paracetamol use
or viral infection from hepatitis C or hepatitis B.
there are blood test to check for viral hepatitis liver infection.
so from just your one blood test of ALT, we don't know what is causing your liver issues.
you need more test.
and you might not have any pain with an ALT of 101
are you willing to see your doctor and get more testing?
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