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Date Joined Nov 2016
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   Posted 8/14/2017 11:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi All,

Last November, I had got my LFT done.
My ALT was high at 78. AST was 25
2 weeks later it was 88, AST was 28
In August 2017- it was 124, AST was 46

I had tested for Hep a,b, c and autoimmune, all normal.
Ultrasound was normal.
Fibroscan revealed mild fatty liver.
I drink alcohol may be twice a month but now have now quit. I do get occasional bouts of itching and a discomfort in the liver area ( no pain) . I do feel weak and my vit b12 levels are at 124 ( low).
I have no idea what is going wrong and how bad it is, but my alt levels are so alarming, do any of you guys have any advise?

ppm guy
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Date Joined Apr 2010
Total Posts : 1197
   Posted 8/14/2017 5:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi abhirup and welcome,
Try to relax. Your fatty liver scan, can cause your ALT/AST to rise. I would not be worried at this point. Your dr can test your lipids, blood sugar AND bmi. If he hasn't already. Has your dr given you any advice on diet?

Fatty liver, and NASH is becoming the #1 issue, people are posting about. I would eliminate all alcohol, and sugary, and starchy carbs. This will help, while your dr is working towards a firm diagnoses. Doing so may lower your next ALT/AST test. Check with your dr before taking any vitamins or supplements.

let me know how youre progressing, or any questions

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Date Joined Oct 2010
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   Posted 8/14/2017 6:21 PM (GMT -6)   
I totally agree with ppm guy. My partner's doc told him that high fructose corn syrup metabolizes exactly like booze. It is in all kinds of things...

Get this: "The ingredient list on a bottle of regular Heinz ketchup is as follows: tomato concentrate from red ripe tomatoes, distilled vinegar, high-fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, salt, spice, onion powder, natural flavoring."

And restricting your carbs can help your cholesterol numbers as you age.

Keeping an eye on your numbers over time is the right idea...without getting frantic.

I teased Mike's transplant surgeon that he'd be out of a job soon with the great Hep C meds now...and he told us the same thing about fatty liver...the next great wave. Americans have been getting fatter each generation. ME TOO. I better follow my own advice.

Mama Lama
MamaLama, Forum moderator - Hepatitis
Partner received liver transplant (May 1, 2011) FL
Hep C 1a Treatment - Sovaldi/Olysio (March - May 2014)
Undetected since week 4. Undetected 12 weeks post treatment.
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