Question: My SGPT and SGOT are normal. I take 2 pegs of alcohol daily. What is the cause of high bilirubin? I have no other symptoms. Can alcohol raise bilirubin levels in blood?
Answer: Regular consumption of alcohol will definitely affect liver in long term, liver damage can be ascertained by investigating liver enzymes. Too much consumption of alcohol over a prolonged period can lead to a condition where you ALT SGPT is high.
Bilirubin Levels And Alcohol
Bilirubin level in chronic alcoholics may be elevated if there is hepatitis. But simultaneously other enzymes like SGPT and SGOT also increase.
Causes Of Elevated Bilirubin
There are other causes apart from liver disease where serum bilirubin may be raised like gilbert disease, pancreatic malignancy, and some blood and spleen conditions.
Therefore it is difficult to conclude why only bilirubin has increased in your case, you may need further investigations
Take an expert opinion from a gastroenterologist regarding your problem.