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Fred from Singapore asked a question

When are elevated liver enzymes a cause for concern?

Hi, I am a 27 year old male. I have a history of fatty liver diagnosed on ultrasound a year ago. Otherwise no other medical problems, and I do not drink or smoke or take supplements. I was found to have elevated ALP and normal GGT/ALT/AST on a recent health screening. I have no symptoms. I do not have a history of thyroid problems / bone fractures either. Dear doctors, could you tell me what I should do next? What are the most common causes for an elevated ALP but normal GGT? Thank you!

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Dr Quan Wai Leong
Gastroenterologist
Singapore
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Dr Quan Wai Leong
Gastroenterologist
Singapore
Answered on Sat Jul 21 2018 04:39:38 GMT+0000 (UTC)

Hi there. Isolated elevation in ALP level, especially if marginal and transient in nature without any elevation in the other liver enzymes and serum bilirubin level usually does not signify a serious medical problem.

Some teenagers and young adults may have marginally elevated ALP levels due to more active bone metabolism. This is considered a normal variant. Drugs and fatty liver can also cause ALP elevation without a concurrently higher GGT level. 

However, if the elevation is persistent and significant or trending upwards, it will be prudent to perform more studies to exclude bile duct or liver related conditions and other significant bone or endocrine problems.

If you are taking any health supplement, you can consider stopping for a whole and repeat the ALP level. Weight reduction, exercise and cutting down on alcohol consumption will help in managing your fatty liver.

Dr Quan

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