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Low ALT (SGPT) Level

Posted by
AnnMarie on June 24, 2002 at 21:18:09:

I was currently at my doctor's to have a physical and she was worried about a slightly elevated cholesterol level in 1991. It was 213 and I was only 9 years old. She made me redo the test and the results came back at: HDL- 41, LDL-253, and cholesterol at 319. Shocking to me alright, because I am an active, healthy 19 year old. I don't drink or do drugs and I watch what I eat (actually, the whole family does). Nobody in the family has any problems with their cholesterol being high. The doctor sent me to have a Hepatic Panel/LSH/Free T3 blood tests done. I got the hepatic panel back and all levels were normal except for my ALT level. The norm for this particular lab is 24-65 and mine was 14. I am so confused as to if this level has any correlation to my cholesterol level. Note, there was a slight thyroid problem on my maternal side - corrected with short term medication. Or might have there been a fluk with the cholesterol test? Any information is helpful.
Thank you, AnnMarie



Re: Low ALT (SGPT) Level (Archive in liver.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on June 25, 2002 at 10:46:38:

In Reply to: Low ALT (SGPT) Level posted by AnnMarie on June 24, 2002 at 21:18:09:

Hi, AnnMarie.

Without true liver function tests everybody is working in the dark (See the liver archives.)

Next, this does tell me that improving your liver function is already the best thing you can do for this.

Even though no one else in your family has this , you DO! Your children will be more likely to have it too. At least 80% of the expression of this gene can be influenced by your lifestyle choices (see above) only 20% is determined by the gene.

All this means is that you are going to have to work harder than the average to get this to work out (See the human genome project archives.)

Let us know what you learn.

Walt

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