What are Symptoms of High SGPT

SGPT (serum glutamic pyruvic transaminase), also known as ALT (alanine transaminase), is an enzyme found in the liver. Elevated SGPT levels in the blood can indicate liver damage or disease. Symptoms of high SGPT levels are typically related to the underlying liver condition or disease causing the elevation rather than being symptoms of SGPT itself. Common symptoms of liver problems, which may be associated with high SGPT levels, include:

  • Fatigue: Feeling excessively tired or lacking energy.
  • Jaundice: Yellowing of the skin and eyes.
  • Abdominal Pain: Discomfort or pain in the upper right side of the abdomen, where the liver is located.
  • Unexplained Weight Loss: Losing weight without an apparent reason.
  • Dark Urine: Urine may appear darker in color than usual.
  • Pale Stools: Stools may become lighter in color.
  • Nausea and Vomiting: Feeling nauseated or vomiting.
  • Loss of Appetite: A reduced desire to eat.
  • Itchy Skin: Pruritus, or itchy skin, can be a symptom of liver disease.
  • Swelling: Accumulation of fluid in the abdomen (ascites) or lower extremities (edema) may occur.

It’s important to understand that high SGPT levels alone do not necessarily cause symptoms. Instead, elevated SGPT levels are typically an indicator of an underlying liver problem. Common causes of elevated SGPT levels include viral hepatitis, fatty liver disease, alcohol abuse, medication side effects, and other liver conditions.

If you have elevated SGPT levels or are experiencing symptoms related to liver problems, it’s important to consult a healthcare provider for a thorough evaluation, diagnosis, and appropriate treatment. The treatment and management of high SGPT levels involve addressing the underlying cause, such as treating liver disease, managing alcohol intake, or adjusting medications. Regular follow-up and monitoring are often necessary to track progress and ensure the liver’s health.