An increase in GT-gamma during a blood test may indicate liver damage or a more serious liver problem. Here are the simple reflexes to reduce your rate in 5 days.
THE range GT Are enzymes that occur mainly in liver cells and from the moment the liver suffers, these enzymes are released abnormal. The blood level of gamma GT therefore makes it possibleassess liver health and detect the presence of possible liver problems. increase in GT range East a warning sign of liver damage (inflammation or infection of the liver). And the more the liver suffers, the higher the gamma GT level. “Liver diseases are silent and asymptomaticit is important to regularly perform a liver test (including the gamma-GT dosage), advises Professor Patrick Marcellin, hepatologist.
First reflex: reduce your alcohol consumption
“Alcohol consumption, even moderate, may be enough to increase gamma-GT levels in certain people.our hepatologist warns immediately. So it makes sense that you should do that to lower your Gamma GT stop or at least limit it maximum alcohol consumption. In cases of chronic alcoholism (more than 14 drinks per week for a woman and 21 for a man), gamma-GT levels drop. after the start of full recording, from 48 hours (2 days), would like to clarify our interlocutor. At the end of 25 days of complete recordingthe range GT rate drops by about half.
If you are overweight, you will lose 3 to 5 kilos
The gamma-GT level tends to increase with weight gain, overweight or even obesity. “If you lose 3 to 5 kg, you will already see your gamma GT level drop. At the same time, exercise helps improve liver function and strengthen the entire body“, he indicates. It is therefore advisable to be physically active regularly: at least 2 to 3 sessions of 30 to 45 minutes per week.
Eat more fiber to reduce liver inflammation
To quickly lower your gamma GT level, it is essential to reduce your fat intake and foods with a high glycemic index (white pasta, white bread, soft drinks, red meat, etc.) and prefer foods rich in fibres like the Whole grain (whole wheat bread, whole wheat pasta, whole wheat rice, etc.) and fruit and vegetables, which will help reduce inflammation and detoxify the liver. Always in favor raw food instead of industrial or processed products.
Be careful with certain medications
Certain types of medications increase gamma-GT levels. “This is especially the case for antibioticsof the anticonvulsants, cancer medicines, antidiabeticsantidepressants, barbiturates, sleeping tabletsblood pressure or uric acid medications, and some oral contraceptives (pills). The liver is unable to metabolize certain molecules“, he indicates. In view of the liver assessment, the doctor may decide to reduce the dosage or stop the medication if he deems it necessary. Self-medication is strictly discouraged.
“Keep an eye on the increase to make sure it doesn’t change”
► A discreet increase gamma GT is generally benign in the majority of people. It is still necessary to determine the cause (age-related weight gain, taking medications, etc.) and monitor this increase to ensure that it does not change.
► If the increase in GT gamma is persistent or abnormally high (between one and two times the normal value), additional tests are necessary (transaminases, albuminuria, bilirubin, ultrasound of the liver, sometimes Fibroscan, etc.). “This can reveal inflammation or infection of the liver or bile ducts, with a cause more or less severe: chronic and acute hepatitis (generally the gamma GT level is ten times higher than the normal value), bronchopulmonary damage, bile duct obstruction, myocardial infarction, hyperthyroidism, pancreatitis, diabetes, hemochromatosis (excessive iron absorption)“.
► A gamma GT rate that would be 100 times greater than the value normal would entail a riskfulminant hepatitisand which could lead to hepatic coma (an extreme and exceptional case).