Medical Video: Lowering of SGPT in Your Blood
Examination of SGOT and SGPT is indeed closely related to the health of the liver (liver). Usually, when you experience a liver disease disorder, the doctor will recommend doing this test. But actually, when SGOT and SGPT are high, this is not necessarily a sign of liver disease. There are several other health conditions that cause this to occur. Then, if it is not liver disease, what makes SGOT and SGPT high?
SGOT and high SGPT, it is not always a sign of liver disease (liver)
SGOT and SGPT are enzymes that are produced naturally by the body and are in several organs, such as the heart, heart, kidneys, muscles of the body, to the brain. Both types of enzymes are often regarded as liver enzymes, so if levels are high in the body, liver function is suspected.
In fact, SGOT and high SGPT do not always indicate impaired liver function. Yes, it's true that your heart is likely to have problems. However, this was not the only cause of the increase in SGOT and SGPT.
So, in healthy people, SGOT and SGPT levels will be normal. However, when the organ is damaged, this enzyme will come out of the organ cells and then enter the blood vessels. When that happens, you will find the results of SGOT and high SGPT.This condition can occur when all organs that have SGOT and SGPT in it are damaged, not only the liver.
Some things that can make SGOT and SGPT levels become high are:
- Experiencing Celiac disease
- Hyperthyroidism, but this is rarely characterized by SGOT and high SGPT
- Disease in skeletal muscles
Do you know where SGOT and SGPT are high due to liver dysfunction?
If it is indeed tested for SGOT and high SGPT due to impaired liver function, then there are some blood tests that will also not be normal. So, usually the doctor will recommend other blood tests such as:
- Alkaline phosphatase
Usually if you have disturbed liver function, the results of the examination will show a number higher than the normal number. In addition, liver function disorders will also cause some common symptoms such as:
- Get tired quickly
- Drastic weight loss
- The skin and eyes turn yellow
- Swelling in several parts of the body, such as the stomach and eyes
- Urine changes color and becomes more concentrated
- Nausea and vomiting
- Pain in the abdomen
If you also experience some of these symptoms, it is likely that there is a problem with your liver. For that, immediately consult a doctor to find out more about your situation.