On May 7 the Texas Liver Foundation had its first liver walk, joined by over 200 walkers for a morning of fun, education and movement. Our theme was “What’s my ALT?”
You may not have heard of ALT before, but here’s why it is important. The liver is the workhorse of the digestive system, performing 500 functions that help keep the body healthy. Your ALT (alanine aminotransferase) can be measured through a simple blood test. ALT is an enzyme found inside liver cells. When your liver is damaged or inflamed, ALT is released into the bloodstream. A high ALT blood level can indicate a liver problem. Unfortunately, many people don’t know to ask their doctor about their ALT.
Thanks to our walkers and sponsors for making the day such a success!
CTRL/ALT/DEL to Reboot
CONTROL your ALT to maintain optimum levels by DELETING bad habits that are fully within your control. Routine blood tests, talking with your doctor and following a few simple steps can help you establish a healthy lifestyle for you and your liver.
CONTROL your alcohol intake, stop smoking and reduce or minimize environmental toxins
ALTer your ALT in a positive way with increased exercise and a healthy diet
DELETE negative impacts on your ALT, such as living with high cholesterol