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Posted by: MDK | 2011/01/26

High GGT (Liver Blood Test)

Hi,

I have recently had blood work done and although all my tests came back fine there was a spike in my GGT this time last year it was 52 and this year it is 167. My doctor has told me to stop drinking. How long should I be off the booze for before the levels reach normality again.

What else could effect the spike in GGT?

Looking forward to your reply.

MDK

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Hallo MDK
Alcohol abuse is the most common cause for increased GGT but pancreatic disease, heart failure and certain medications like St Johns Wort, phenytoin, aspirin and anti-inflammatories can also increase the levels. How quickly it will subside if you stop drinking will depend on the health of your liver. It may take a month or longer.
Dr Bets

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Posted by: Cyberdoc | 2011/01/26

Hallo MDK
Alcohol abuse is the most common cause for increased GGT but pancreatic disease, heart failure and certain medications like St Johns Wort, phenytoin, aspirin and anti-inflammatories can also increase the levels. How quickly it will subside if you stop drinking will depend on the health of your liver. It may take a month or longer.
Dr Bets

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