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Norfolk, VA
A 24-year-old female asked:

Can dehydration cause elevated protein levels in blood work?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
By definition: The blood components are by definition a group of cells and proteins suspended in water with minerals. Any reduction in the water component would elevate the relative amount of the other components. Clinicians will look at this in context. It takes a lot of dehydration to elevate any other component significantly & dehydration to that point is quite obvious. It low levels it is insignificant.

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Can dehydration cause globulin and protein levels to be elevated on a blood work test?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Yes: Yes. Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
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Wish you good health!
Dec 29, 2017
Last updated Jan 15, 2021

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