Recently I have been feeling quite unwell. Which is beginning to worry me….
Over past few months I have been feeling a tingling sensation in my left arm, stomach and chest. Being a relatively healthy 27 years old male I never thought anything of it until it progressed and got worse. I went to see my GP regarding this who conducted an ECG and advised me that nothing was wrong and put it down to panic/anxiety attacks. During this check-up, my GP advised me to get some blood testing done.
I recently went for this blood test which found my liver ALT reading at 51. A second round of blood testing was conducted, where I abstained from alcohol for a week, which again found an abnormal liver ALT reading but this time showed as 65 (everything else was fine). The general lab guideline for ALT are 0-40.
The doctor didn't sound to concerned and has simply told me to stay away from drinking alcohol for 6-8weeks as it may take this amount of time to fully clear my liver before a third blood test is carried out. This however has been playing on my mind and after reading some internet forums regarding liver damage, cirrhosis, cancer....this has begun to worry me.
Has anyone has similar issues? Is a ALT reading of 65 something to worry about? Does anyone have any useful tips on how I can assist my liver during this cleansing/healing phase?? I am drinking plenty water and taking vitamin B complex supplements.
Any advice will be very helpfully.
Thanks in advance.