The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter 
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
Ask the Experts About

Choosing Your MedsChoosing Your Meds
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

High count of SGOT and SGPT!
Mar 3, 2008

Good Day*_*

Sir thank you so much for replying on my question. actually i realy dont know how high my SGOT and SGPT. my doctor did not explaine it well she prescribe me to take sylimarine (Liver aid capsule) then she said that i need to lessen taking salty foods and protein. i dont understand how come that i have a high count SGOT and SGPT. i under go medical examination not less than a year and theres no result as like this, is it posible sir that maybe they come up for a wrong result? im planning to work abroad that is why they are very strict in medical. thanks so much sir B.Y this is Athan

Response from Dr. Young


Thank you for your reply-- I'm guessing that you don't live in the US. Here we don't subscribe to the use of "liver detoxifying" herbs, like Sylimarine. Such medications are commonly used without significant evidence of benefit.

It's entirely possible that your labs were in error, or were a transient elevation. Often a repeated second set of labs can sort this out.

I'd discuss this further with your doctor-- ask how high your liver test abnormalities were; this can help us with additional thoughts.

Best of health, BY

Discontinuation of Prophylaxis

  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary



This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.

Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint