3 simple tips to lower your SGPT & SGOT levels

The liver is the largest glandular organ of the human body, and we can’t survive even for a single day if it stops functioning. 

3 simple tips to lower your SGPT & SGOT levels

The liver performs several key functions, including digestion, metabolism and detoxification, storage and protein synthesis, etc., that support the overall health and well-being of a person. Though so important, it is one of the overlooked organs. Certainly, a healthy liver spells a healthy body.  

SGPT (serum glutamic-pyruvic transaminase) and SGOT (serum glutamic-oxaloacetic transaminase) are the enzymes produced by your liver and its cells. These enzymes are generally present within liver cells and to a lesser extent in the muscle cells. When the liver gets damaged or injured or if it is producing in excess, these enzymes leak out into the blood and the levels of SGOT and SGPT become elevated.  

High SGPT/SGOT is an indication of liver cell injury and needs to be detected through regular health checkups. 

The normal range of SGOT and SGPT levels- 

•    SGPT: 7-56 units/liter of serum 

•    SGOT:?5-40 units/liter of serum 

What causes high SGPT/SGOT  levels 

Few conditions and diseases that can cause high SGPT/SGOT  levels are excessive alcohol consumption, Acute viral hepatitis A and B, obesity, heart attack, diabetes, Celiac disease (Autoimmune disorder), kidney disease, Hepatitis C, Gallbladder inflammation (cholecystitis), muscle injuries, pancreatitis, etc. 

How to maintain SGPT/SGOT  levels 

Dietary interventions and healthy lifestyle modifications can help keep your liver and your body in their healthiest state. 

Dietary modifications  

Be vigilant about what you eat and make healthier food choices – 

  • Increase Vitamin D in your diet by including eggs, oranges, tofu, soy milk, dairy products, liver oil, leafy vegetables, mushrooms, etc. 
  • Eat nutrient-rich, organic, and plant-based food as it is good for liver health. 
  • Avoid too much salt and sodium-rich food. 
  • Include more colourful vegetables and fruits as they are rich in antioxidants.  
  • Avoid oily, deep-fried, processed, and junk foods, aerated drinks, etc. 
  • Never self-medicate. ?Consuming medicines that are not prescribed by a qualified medical expert can be harmful to the liver. 

Lifestyle Changes 

  • Restrict alcoholic beverages. Alcohol consumption can be harmful to the liver.  
  • Quit smoking as well as avoid passive smoking.    
  • Exercise regularly. Simple exercises such as jogging, brisk walking, and swimming can help prevent obesity, a risk factor for liver diseases. 
  • Avoid exposure to harmful chemicals 

Why Regular Preventive Health Checkups 

Precaution is always better than cure. Liver dysfunctions and SGPT/SGOT levels do not always show symptoms. So to avoid damage to your liver, health complications, high treatment costs, and in many cases, life-fatalities, it is better to check your liver health with regular health checkups.  

Always choose a trusted healthcare organization such as Indus Health Plus for the tests and healthcare packages. Indus offers comprehensive health packages and ?Full Body Checkup?that includes these tests. Our expert team consisting of doctors and dieticians will guide you to make required lifestyle changes and further tests depending on the test results. 

Surely dietary changes and lifestyle modifications will help maintain SGPT and SGOT levels. This will certainly improve the quality of your health and life indeed. Opting for a health checkup package is a smart step toward keeping a check on your overall health.  

So, what are you waiting for? Book a full body checkup with Indus Health Plus now.  


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