Fatty Liver Question
I asked this question a few months back, but got a bit more information and just wanted to pose it again if I may.
I'm a 30 year old male. A few months ago, routine blood work gave me an ALT level of 50. I came down with flu and pneumonia and was hospitalized for three days a couple of weeks later. The ALT was 150 in the ER, 50 during my hospitalization, 70 two weeks later, and 43 two weeks after that.
My doctor had me checked for antitrypsin deficiency and I came back as an MZ carrier with a level of between 70-76 mg/dl. An ultrasound came back showing a fatty liver. I asked the doc if it could be NASH and he didn't really answer the question and told me it was reversible if I'd lose some weight.
I know there may be some links between NASH and antitrypsin deficiency, but my question for everyone is is it possible/common/likely that someone with simple fatty liver - not NASH - can experience elevated ALT levels as a result?
Thanks very much!