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SGOT: (also known as AST)

(normal levels are 18 – 26)

SGOT is found in liver, skeletal muscle, brain, heart, and kidneys. It will elevate with degenerative destructive organ processes. In cardiac related conditions, SGOT will not return to normal as quickly as SGPT.

If the patient exhibits an elevated SGOT level, one may consider the following:

Myocardial infarction (confirm with treponin)

Hepatic conditions (parenchymal damage)

Pancreatitis

Pulmonary embolism

Myositis / skeletal muscle damage

Mono

Neoplasm

Alcoholics

Diabetes

Essential hypertension

Rheumatoid arthritis

The following nutritional agents may be considered for those patients possessing an elevated SGOT:

Broad spectrum, plant based enzymes [amylase, protease, lipase, cellulase] for pancreatic involvement.

SpectraZyme — 1-2 tablets with each meal

If liver is involved, consider the pathology and treat accordingly.

If cardiac (MI or coronary artery insuff.), consider IV chelation, DMSO and glutathione for free radical damage control for the expanding infracted penumbra. Also magnesium, taurine, Co-Q10, L-carnitine, hawthorne, cralonin, cor compositum.

NAC-600 — 2-4 capsules daily

Cardiogenics Intensive Care — 3-6 tablets daily in between meals

CoQ10 ST 100 — 2-3 capsules daily

Ascertain the underlying clinical condition, and treat accordingly

If the patient exhibits a decreased SGOT level, one must consider the following:

Vitamin B6 deficiency (pyridoxine)

Note: SGOT is a B6 dependent enzyme. In other words, for the body to manufacture SGOT, there must be adequate levels of circulating B6.

The following chiropractic nutritional pharmacotherapy agent may be considered for the patient with decreased SGOT:

Pyridoxine (B6)

Pyridoxal-5'-Phosphate — 3-6 tablets daily