I’ve had raised ALT, AST and GGT for circa 15 years now. My ALT has been up and down between 55 and 90, the AST around the mid 40s and the GGT between 90 and 200. I am 56, overweight, but with a muscly physique due to several years of resistant training. I have drank alcohol all my life and feel fit and healthy apart from cartridge damage in my right ankle. After reading up on liver issues, I’ve asked my GP for a scan on my liver to assess the damage. I haven’t had any alcohol now for 2 weeks and will abstain for a further 2 weeks, then I aim to enjoy a drink on Saturdays if my ALT and AST drop after a month of not drinking. I’ve also cut the junk food out and I’m determined to get to an healthy weight. I’ll update when I’ve had the scan.
Good for you. I think it's really good what you are doing. I'm 60. I was diagnosed with decompensated cihrossis in July 2021 - I tested positive for Covid at that time and was in hospital with a serious leg fracture. I haven't touched a drink since then. I'm overweight now as I eat too much. I can't exercise really as I ended up with mobility issues due to the fracture. But I do my best. I have seriously decreased my sugar intake and I'm mainly eating salads. A bit of healthy cereal too. I feel much better with the decrease is sugar too. Much more energy. No hangovers anymore. No paranoia which is what I used to get. No drink related anxiety anymore either. I feel terrible about the things I did in my drinking days.
In fact without alcohol, I feel like a completely different, calmer person. No haze anymore. And I feel good. Filled with energy, calmer too. EVERYTHING IS POSITIVE. No longer that alcoholic, emaciated, anxiety ridden, horrible person that I used to be.
Oh, what a wonderful world.
Good luck with everything and good for you. Best wishes Golly
Good to hear you’ve turned the corner and are feeling fitter and healthier.
Thank you. I still have cihrossis but it went from decompensated to compensated after i gave up the booze. Totally my fault. Really lovely of you to reply. Thank you x