High ALT levels in fatty liver and Elevated ALT levels

An elevated ALT levels in your blood test results could be a sign of a related disorders and diseases, such as Fatty Liver disease, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Cirrhosis, and others.

ALT is a commonly required blood test requested by many physicians from their patients. It’s used to confirm or rule out liver disorders, simply because the enzyme is mostly concentrated in the liver, which is why a higher levels of the enzyme may suggest a problem in the liver.

What are the normal ALT enzyme levels?

Elevated ALT LevelsThe normal level of ALT in the bloodstream is 5 to 45 U/L (units per liter). This range can slightly vary depending where you take the blood test.

When a blood test shows elevated ALT levels outside the normal range, even a small amount, fatty liver and other liver disorders might be the cause.

If the cause of the ALT enzyme level increase is due to a severe liver disease (like Cirrhosis), the levels would be higher than what’s found in fatty livers patients.

Please note that some labs name ALT as “Alanine Transaminase”, “Alanine Aminotransferase” or “SGPT”.

What should I do if I have an Elevated ALT levels?

After you got your results, the first thing you need to do it to consult your physician, the one who requested from you to take the test. He can check the results and choose the next course of action.

In most cases, a follow-up blood test is required to confirm that the first results are not a one-time mishap.

If it is confirmed in the second blood test, you are most likely be required to do an abdominal ultrasound scan. The ultrasound is a necessary tool to look at the liver tissue and to confirm the existence of fatty liver and its severity.

How can I lower my ALT levels?

The most important thing to remember is that most liver diseases such as fatty liver, are very treatable. Fatty liver is also the most common cause of an elevated ALT level.

The main course of treatment is through a determined and decisive actions to heal your liver. It will include weight loss if you’re overweight, change in your food habits, exercise, and more.

Stop eating fat-concentrated foods, and start eating healthy. Use foods for fatty liver recommendations to learn more about what you should and shouldn’t eat. For full details please read thoroughly about fatty liver treatment.

Persistence and a real change in your life-style are the keys to lower your ALT levels.

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You might need some guidance

This a thought and a big change that isn’t so easy to carry out. It will need your full attention. Your health should be the #1 priority. If you need any guidance, I high recommend the fatty liver diet guide written by Dorothy Spencer BSN, RN, that has been a proven liver diet program that works. It helped a lot of my own patients. Click here to learn more about it.

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  1. Sarah french
    Sarah french says:

    Hi. 4 weeks ago I had a heart attack, at 52years of age. I am on n array of medication. Last week i was advised to have a LOT blood test. Apparently the alt was elevated and I have to have the test repeated in 6 weeks. Anything to worry about?

  2. Chris
    Chris says:

    Hi. I am very worried for my sons life. My 20 year old son had a lab result yesterday of 131-AST and 56-ALT and KETONE (3+) 80 mg/dL. He is being diagnosed with Tremors in his hands and limbs since he was about 14 years old and have always had memory problems, remembering and learning things and lately complains of joints aches, specially his ankles. Because of it in an attempt to get health improvements, about a month ago he started eating about 25-50 g of good carbs a day(Broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, vegetables, salads, no sugar, substituted sugar with little Stevia sweetener, no flours, no coffee, substituted cow milk with almond milk, no bread, no pasta, no potatoes, etc), About 75-85 g of healthy fats a day(from avocado, peanut butter, extra virgin olive oil, Organic Butter, extra virgin coconut oil, almonds, etc), and about 100 g a day of good proteins(Chicken breast, Fish like Tilapia Fillets, Swaii Fillets, Steaks, Tuna, Eggs, Veal, Turkey, Salmon, Lean pork chops, ground beef, bacon, etc.), and at the same time of reaching this values also staying within about 1,200-1,500 calories a day. He lifts a little weights about 40 minutes 1-3 days a week. He is 5’7″ and weights 180 pounds and looks very healthy with good muscle tone, does not looks skinny nor fat. Are this levels dangerous and should I take him to emergency room? He says he feels fine, besides the tremors, but I am worried about this levels. He does not drink nor smokes nor takes medicines nor takes drugs. And he drinks about 3-4 litters of purified bottled water a day. Are this levels dangerous? Thank you very much.

  3. Vinayan Satheesh
    Vinayan Satheesh says:

    HI Dr,

    SGPT (ALT) level is 112 U/L.
    SGOT (AST) level is 54 U/L
    My age is 27. Is it dangerous for….

    • manish
      manish says:

      hi don,t worry .i have spgt 18970 about one month before.but now my spgt is 20.just had a healthy food with less salt and drink lot of water

    • helen
      helen says:

      hi no it is not dangerous if you doint drink have your doctors test you fatty liver and repeat blood work liver enzymes should go down watch and veat liver loving food


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