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Forum Name: Liver Diseases

Question: High triglycerides, alt(sgpt), red cell count, chol/hdl


 Tellesfamilia - Thu Jul 28, 2005 3:57 pm

Hello,
I guess i will start off by saying I am 23 years old, am overweight I am 5'6 and 240, have high cholestrol, I have been put on many diets and low cal diets and still continue to gain weight, I work out 1 time a day and eat very healthy. I move my bowels on adverage 8 times a day always runny or soft. My abdomin swells as if I am preganat, and stays like that for hours, and with that have pain in my r side under my breast. This is cause by eating very small amounts of food and water.Over the last month I am very run down, no engery and have pain under my r breast area, can nor sleep at night thought it was my gal bladder and that came neg, with a visit to the er. and now two months later with routne blood work, to check for thyroid problems, I now have high levels in these areas:

ALT (SGPT) is at 60
Triglycerides is at 275
HDLCholestrol is at 30, (which Is below normal)
CHOL/HDL RATIO is 5.7
Red cell count is 5.26

I do not drink, not even ocassionally, last drink I had was over five years agao, before I had my daughter. I know it may be fatty liver, I recently had another blood work to check for hepatitis, if that comes back negative the hep, and my alt levels are still high, what does that mean. And will I always be weak and tired.

One more question, a liver biospy, if needing to have that done, do pateints have pain afterwords, and can a calmant pill be prescribes to calm a patient down or would that effect the liver and also moving bowels as much as I do and it being most of the time runny like diariah what could cause that if diet and excercise are ok. Any advice would be helpful. Thanks a bunch.

 Tellesfamilia - Thu Jul 28, 2005 7:33 pm

My dr called and my ALT (SGPT) are at 53 now which is still kinda high, tested neg for hepatitis a and b and need to get blood work for c. Some reason it was nto included in the blood work, well I am going to go for a ultrasound, they are thinking fatty liver, but next question would be,
with fatty liver will you ever get better are they medications you can take for that?

Thanks a bunch,

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