SGOT Value Is Above Normal?
Our daughter is 15 years old ……. 2hr has a high fever, I went to the doctor and finally had to go to the lab for 3 times. The 3rd dilab says that sgot 44 and sgpt 26 ….. mhn what are the instructions with hsl that are above normal like that where is the solution? Thank you very much
Hello, Martha Magdalena, thanks for asking HealthReplies.com.
SGOT and SGPT are included in the components of liver function tests, namely enzymes released by several organs, one of which is the liver (liver). If there is interference with these organs, AST and ALT will be released a lot to the blood serum, so AST and SGPT are used to predict the presence of cell disorders or damage in an organ.
SGOT or AST normally ranges from 5-40 U / L serum, and SGPT or ALT between 7-56 U / L serum. There may be a slight difference in the normal range of values depending on the method and method of checking each laboratory, but laboratories usually list the normal value next to the patient's test results. If according to the source of the normal range I described above, your daughter's AST test result has slightly increased from the normal value (44 out of 40) and the SGPT is within normal limits. An increase in AST from normal values has several possibilities, there could be liver disorders (for example hepatitis / inflammation of the liver due to viral infection, excess fat, or alcohol), or disorders in other organs such as muscles, heart, brain, and kidneys. However, in these diseases there is usually an increase in SGOT SGPT tens to hundreds of times from its normal value. To direct the disease, other data is needed, such as details of the symptoms experienced, the presence of other symptoms, the results of physical examinations, and the results of other supporting examinations such as complete blood results, urine tests, ultrasound, and so on.
If you have a fever of 2 days (under 7 days) like your daughter's, there are several things that could be the possible cause, for example dengue fever, measles, acute pharyngitis, acute viral hepatitis, and other viral infections. In a fever caused by a viral infection, it will usually heal by itself with good immunity. The doctor will provide symptom relievers such as anti-fever, anti-nausea / vomiting, and others.
The following are things you can do to increase your daughter's endurance and speed healing:
1. Get enough rest
2. Take the medicine prescribed by the doctor according to the dosage and the rules of use.
3. Drink lots of water.
4. Eat nutritious foods.
5. Avoid smoking, alcohol.
6. Wash your hands frequently (before and after eating, after going to the bathroom).
7. Avoid stress.
8. If you experience symptoms such as: yellowish skin / eyes, stool like putty, vomiting so you don't want to eat and feel weak, stomach pain is unbearable, fainting, tightness, signs of bleeding such as nosebleeds and bleeding gums appear, spots appear red on the skin, immediately consult your doctor again.
So, hopefully this is useful ..
Greetings, dr. Sarah Rizqia.