Recently had lab work done. My bilirubin is high for the second time this year. I have had it tested 3 times. (On TRT only)
Previous Bilirubin tests.
1.09 (0.2-1.0) High
.9 (0.2-1.0) Normal
Bilirubin Total 1.44 (0.2-1.0) HIGH
Alkaline Phosphatase 34 (34-94)
Alanine Aminotransferase 17 (7.0-45.0)
AST 21 (13-35)
So my liver values all look OK, and they are always WNL, never near the high end.
My only high values are my bilirubin and my SHBG. My SHBG is usually around 50, but it has gone up to 70 before. Lowest recorded on TRT was 49.
For what its worth, I was drinking the day before the test on the 1.44 result. And I was possibly drinking the weekend before the last high test also. Should I be worried about these numbers?
In the past, I abused benzos and alcohol and I have no doubt that there is some liver damage from this, hence the high SHBG. Do any of these supplements actually “heal” liver damage?
What type of supplements can I take that would help with this? I’ve done some research into NAC and TUDCA. Currently take milk thistle, but it hasn’t had any effect on the SHBG, I feel like its more of a protectant.
Would it be worthwhile to try any of these supplements out to see if they bring down my Bili/SHBG?