Avatar universal

How do I interpret my LFT results when compared to my symptoms?

I am a 40 year old male, 156 lbs and 5ft 7" , slim built

I took an LFT test because I have been an alcoholic for at least 15 years. I am an avid gym goer during the day but on a lot of evenings I find myself drinking.  Earlier this year after a month of drinking only on weeks then followed 2 days of heavy drinking I felt some discomfort in my Epigastric region  and Right Lumber Region so I decided to get at an LFT. Everything basically within the normal range except for the AST. Below are some of the results

AST 47 U/L                 NORMAL: 15 - 46 U/L
ALT 38 U/L                  NORMAL: 13 - 69 U/L
Bilirubin (Total)  0.2     NORMAL: 0.2 - 1.3 mg/dL

Like I mentioned above only the AST was 1 above the normal (every other items on the LFT fell within the normal range).

I haven't drank since taking the test. The first week of not drinking went well all the discomforts in the Epigastric region  and Right Lumber Region went away.  Then after the one week I began to get very very slight discomforts again (i've been exercising and dieting).

I notice that in my AST in the LFT was higher than my ALT so I have a AST:LT ration of 1.25.  

I am due for ultrasound of my liver region tomrrrow.

How can I interpret my results. I usually suffer from high anxiety normally and I sometimes can't sleep or wake up upset and constantly burping.

Do you think I have advanced cirrhosis ?

Very anxious atm and depressed. Any comments?
0 Responses
Sort by: Helpful Oldest Newest
Have an Answer?

You are reading content posted in the Liver Disorders Community

Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Learn which OTC medications can help relieve your digestive troubles.
Is a gluten-free diet right for you?
Discover common causes of and remedies for heartburn.
This common yet mysterious bowel condition plagues millions of Americans
Don't get burned again. Banish nighttime heartburn with these quick tips
Get answers to your top questions about this pervasive digestive problem