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what is the effect of high albumin in dialysis patient?

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Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Good health: Albumin levels reflect the overall nutritional status of your body and generally patients on dialysis who have Albumin level more than 3.5 tend to have better outcomes when compared to patients with low levels.

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A 31-year-old female asked:

I've got high albumin. 6. What is the effect to me i'm a dialysis patient?

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Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 48 years experience
High albumin: You need to ask your nephrologist and renal dietician about the significance of your high Albumin level (ha). It can be seen in cases of dehydration, severe infection, hepatitis, HIV , some congenital disorders, cancer, severe infection and in some instances of chronic inflammation. Please speak to your nephrologist for the cause in your case.

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