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I'd appreciate any input anyone has on my situation.
I'm 37 years old, 6'1", 193 pounds, in reasonable shape - jog 3x per week.
A few months ago I had blood labs drawn for life insurance purposes, which showed GGT of 221. I am a moderate drinker, and in the months leading up to the test probably averaged 2-4 drinks on days when I had alcohol, which was about 5 days per week. So on average about 15 drinks per week, with a drink meaning a 12 oz. can of beer, glass of wine, or cocktail. Average number of drinks for the week was probably 15.
I was alarmed at the high GGT level, and immediately started abstaining from alcohol. After 1 month of abstention, my GGT came down to 164. After a second month of abstention, my GGT had come down to 137. I'm now at 11 weeks of abstention, and will had new labs drawn in 2 weeks.
I had a liver ultrasound performed, which showed mild fatty liver. I have an appointment with a liver doctor 5 weeks from now.
I am disheartened at how slowly the GGT has been coming down through alcohol abstention, as things I read online led me to believe it would probably come down much more quickly.
Anyone else have similar experience, or thoughts on the rate of my GGT decrease? Thanks!
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