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High GammaGT HELP!!

Postby diddy » Fri Apr 25, 2008 10:17 am

Having just had a blood test, I find that I have high GammaGT.
I'm not an alcoholic.
I also have high blood sugar and cholesterol, might it all be related?
If anyone knows anything that might reduce it I'd be grateful, as GP is talking about me having a liver biopsy.
I admit I'm a wimp, (a blood test is enough for me!), but am also reluctant to have anything invasive when I feel fine!
The charade must go on.
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Re: High GammaGT HELP!!

Postby Tripz » Fri Apr 25, 2008 2:35 pm

Erhh! Why not consult with your GP diddy...sorry if that sounds flippant.. :oops:
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Re: High GammaGT HELP!!

Postby diddy » Fri Apr 25, 2008 4:27 pm

Well I suppose I need to calm down a bit.
They haven't said for sure yet, and are doing some more blood tests first.
I can see from his point of view as well that he has found something, and feels duty bound to treat it.
I guess I'm needle phobic!
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Re: High GammaGT HELP!!

Postby littlepixie » Mon May 05, 2008 2:43 pm

I had high Gamma Gt and the doc said I was half way to alcoholic liver disease :shock:
I do drink most days but only have 2 cans of beer, have never drank spirits and never go over the 2.
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Re: High GammaGT HELP!!

Postby RedFury » Mon May 05, 2008 2:54 pm

First of all dont panic :D .. There are many reasons why your LFTs can be raised -- and the majority of the time the LFTs do not mean that there is anything srious going on with your liver -- only in a minority of cases --

They will exhaust all the b/tests first before they do a liver biopsy.. have you had an ultrasound yet?
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Re: High GammaGT HELP!!

Postby diddy » Mon May 05, 2008 3:41 pm

Yes, had an ultra sound and that was OK.
It's just that the thought of a biopsy, well, to be honest scares me!
Also, I feel absolutely fine.
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Re: High GammaGT HELP!!

Postby RedFury » Mon May 05, 2008 4:07 pm

people with liver disease can feel fine and thats why its best to continue with investigations until they can find a possible cause if any --- is anything else raised beside your GGT? A liver biopsy isn't very plesant but it's do-able -- you dont feel the needle puncturing the skin but you do feel a pushing sensation - its over in seconds --- A biopsy is definitive but if your liver enzymes still remain raised they will monitor you, which is a good thing :)
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Re: High GammaGT HELP!!

Postby diddy » Mon May 05, 2008 4:21 pm

Also have high blood sugar and cholesterol.
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Re: High GammaGT HELP!!

Postby RedFury » Mon May 05, 2008 4:42 pm

your raised cholesterol could be the cause of your elevated LFTs. What is being done to control your raised serum glucose levels? I'm wondering if its a chronic condition that has led to your cholesterol problem -
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Re: High GammaGT HELP!!

Postby diddy » Mon May 05, 2008 4:48 pm

I'm currently trying to reduce sugar and cholesterol levels by diet.
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