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I have questions regarding small amounts of alcohol during a

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I have questions regarding small amounts of alcohol during a long period of abstinence after a high GGT reading.
JA: What are all your symptoms? Are you taking any medication?
Customer: No symptoms. High reading.
JA: Got it. Have you seen a doctor about this?
Customer: yes
JA: Thank you so much for your time. Finally, is there anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: no

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Customer: replied 13 days ago.
After a recent blood test I had a GGT reading of 117U/L. I have been drinking quite a lot over the past few years so it isn't much of a surprise. My GP has advised me to temporarily stop drinking before taking another test in a couple of months. I have a couple of events in these months where I would like to be able to drink a moderate amount of alcohol. Is this likely to cause problems in reducing my GGT level? I would say we are talking 2 days out of the next 10 weeks or so.

1 or 2 small drinks may not raise the level much.

But if it is continued or repeated it can add the effect on liver.

I would advise to avoid drinking till you get the next test.

Please do not worry.I hope this information will be helpful.If you have any query, please feel free to ask.

Wish you a healthy life.Regards.

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