My AST (209) & ALT (119) are high but my GGT is normal (45). What's the deal?
My cholesterol is 228, HDL 36 (cholesterol ratio=6.2%, flagged as High), LDL 137, triglycerides 269 (flagged as High), everything else is within the normal ranges. I am male, 42, 5'10", 187#, and before this, thought I was in good health. I am about 15lbs over my ideal weight and am working on losing those lbs. I am in good shape, exercise regularly. I drink a beer or glass of wine now and then; take acetominephen or tylenol occasionally. I am not on any meds. I eat healthy: fresh veggie juices and salads everyday, stay away from junk food. What's up with my high AST & ALT?
Posted 3 years ago in Other by TazNerd


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You did not state why you had the blood tests performed. Weight loss is associated with increases in gall stones, which can be associated with increases in liver function tests.Transaminases (AST and ALT) can be elevated from a number of reasons, even following a cold. Generally I do not bother with these unless they are >3X higher than the upper limit of normal. In your case, the AST would need watching. I suggest repeating these to see if it has come down on its own.

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You have this condition if there are high levels of cholesterol in the blood. There are three parts of cholesterol:

  • Low density lipoproteins (LDL)-known as bad cholesterol. It causes build up of cholesterol and other fats in the blood vessels. High LDL levels can cause artery and heart disease.
  • High density lipoproteins (HDL)-known as good cholesterol. It can remove cholesterol and other fats from the blood vessels. High levels of HDL can protect against heart disease.
  • Triglycerides-a common form of fat in the body. Often elevated in people with diabetes or certain genetic conditions.
  • Particles-proteins associated with certain types of cholesterols in the body. These may be a better signal about your risk of developing disease in the blood vessels.

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