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[QUOTE=Torry1028]Whenever I go to the doctor and test my blood once a year..they tell me the same thing...No significant change. I ask about my enzyme count, they always say 50/70...What does this mean? Is this good or bad?[/QUOTE]

I would assume they are talking about your numbers & if so they are elevated by this chart but not that bad & they fluctuate.

Liver Enzymes
sGOT (serum Glutamic-Oxaloacetic Transaminase - AST)
Serum Glutamic Oxaloacetic Transaminase or AST (Aspartate Aminotransferase) is an enzyme found primarily in the liver, heart, kidney, pancreas, and muscles. Seen in tissue damage, especially heart and liver, this enzyme is normally elevated. Vitamin B deficiency and pregnancy are two instances where the enzyme may be decreased.

Normal Adult Range: 0 - 42 IU/L
Optimal Adult Value: 21 IU/L

Panels: Cardiac Marker, Liver Function

sGPT (serum Glutamic-Pyruvic Transaminase - ALT)
Serum Glutamic Pyruvic Transaminase or ALT (Alanine Aminotransferase) is an enzyme found primarily in the liver but also to a lesser degree, in the heart and other tissues. It is useful in diagnosing liver function more so than sGOT levels. Decreased sGPT in combination with increased cholesterol levels is seen in cases of a congested liver. Increased levels are also seen in mononucleosis, alcoholism, liver damage, kidney infection, chemical pollutants, or myocardial infarction.

Normal Adult Range: 0 - 48 IU/L
Optimal Adult Value: 24 IU/L
[QUOTE=DOCTORSLETMEDOWN]I would assume they are talking about your numbers & if so they are elevated by this chart but not that bad & they fluctuate.

Liver Enzymes
sGOT (serum Glutamic-Oxaloacetic Transaminase - AST)
Serum Glutamic Oxaloacetic Transaminase or AST (Aspartate Aminotransferase) is an enzyme found primarily in the liver, heart, kidney, pancreas, and muscles. Seen in tissue damage, especially heart and liver, this enzyme is normally elevated. Vitamin B deficiency and pregnancy are two instances where the enzyme may be decreased.

Normal Adult Range: 0 - 42 IU/L
Optimal Adult Value: 21 IU/L

Panels: Cardiac Marker, Liver Function

sGPT (serum Glutamic-Pyruvic Transaminase - ALT)
Serum Glutamic Pyruvic Transaminase or ALT (Alanine Aminotransferase) is an enzyme found primarily in the liver but also to a lesser degree, in the heart and other tissues. It is useful in diagnosing liver function more so than sGOT levels. Decreased sGPT in combination with increased cholesterol levels is seen in cases of a congested liver. Increased levels are also seen in mononucleosis, alcoholism, liver damage, kidney infection, chemical pollutants, or myocardial infarction.

Normal Adult Range: 0 - 48 IU/L
Optimal Adult Value: 24 IU/L[/QUOTE]Thank you, all who responded. I truly believe it's like my Dad always said. Doctors only know what they see in a test tub. I've had Hep C (so they tell me) for at least 30 to 35 years. I have seen approximately 23 liver specialist and a ton of other doctors over the years. All have responded the same...Like I am nuts for even being concerned when I ask questions. They take the diagnoses lightly, or perhaps they don't take it seriously until one is on their death bed. Thank God, the Lord has kept me well. I take it that the tests mean there's no change in all these years and doctors don't feel I am anything to worry about. I've even been told they do not recommend treatment. But I won't treat anyway. They have recomended a liver bioptsy, but I say if it's not broke I don't want to harm my liver. But I do have some bad days when I feel too tired to do anything. Even then, I am at the point as to "Why see a doctor?" It just waists my money. I wish you all well and keep your faith in the Lord. That's who has kept me well all these years. I know it.





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