What is low ALT level in the blood called?
What is the normal level of ALT in the blood?
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What does a low ALT level in the blood mean?
A low ALT (Alanine aminotransferase) level in the blood, formerly named glutamic pyruvic transaminase (GPT), it is not usually a matter for concern. In general, it is present in case of an unbalanced diet with vitamin deficit or due to urinary tract infection.
- Mild ALT hypotransaminasemia (0 - 7 U/L in adults):
The ALT level in the blood is a bit low. Low ALT values are usually a positive sign and they are not considered out of range.
It may be a matter of concern if TSH parameter is high that may suggest hypothyroidism or in case an urinary tract infection is present. Talk to your doctor in any of these two circumstances.
Which factors can reduce the ALT level in the blood?
To suffer a particulated health situation can reduce your ALT level in the blood:
- Vitamin deficiency
- Urinary tract infection
Which diseases can reduce your ALT level in the blood?
The following diseases can explain an ALT level in the blood lower than normal:
What can I do to increase the ALT level in the blood?
To increase your ALT level in the blood you must follow a balanced diet with a good source of vitamins, especially vitamin B6 (pyridoxine).
The following foods are rich in vitamin B6:
- Meats: Poultry (Chicken, turkey)
- Fruits and vegetables: Bananas, potatoes
- Fish: salmon, sardines
- Nuts, Pistachios
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Which values are considered a low ALT level in the blood?
The following values are considered to be below the normal range:
IMPORTANT: These levels are expressed in U/L. They are an example of a healthy man of about 45 years old with no known disease and not taking any medication. The ranges can be different depending on the laboratory or on your personal circumstances.
ALT Alanine Aminotransferase
|Mild ALT hypotransaminasemia|
|6 U/L||5 U/L||4 U/L||3 U/L||2 U/L||1 U/L||0 U/L|| |
Last update: 26/03/2020
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