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My albumin level is 3.8 and has decreased in the last year. My sister has non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. What should I do next? Anything?

My albumin level is 3.8 and has decreased in the last year. My sister has non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. What should I do next? Anything?

Nothing.: Albumin levels are useful only when monitoring known liver disease. Albumin levels fluctuate dependent upon many variables so I think you are probably NOT "decreasing." It would be distinctly unusual to find liver disease with an abnormality of albumin alone. Sister with NAFLD does not mean much for your health. See the doc who drew your blood. ...Read more

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Albumin (Definition)

Albumins are proteins which dissolve in water and are not covered with chains of sugars. The most common is serum albumin. These molecules transport other molecules which don't dissolve in water very well. But its main function is to regulate the amount of water in the blood. Another type of Albumin is the ...Read more


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Total calcium level 10.5( elevated by .5) total protein 8.8( elevated by .8)albumin 5.2(elevated by .2)phosphorus 2.3(decreased by .2) worrisome or no?

Total calcium level 10.5( elevated by .5) total protein 8.8( elevated by .8)albumin 5.2(elevated by .2)phosphorus 2.3(decreased by .2) worrisome or no?

Not really worrisome: These lab values are not all that abnormal and really in most cases are not to worry about as they are. It also depends on if you are having problems. If you had these drawn you must of had an order from your healthcare professional and you should also check with them and see if there is a problem that they are concerned about. Please check with them on the final decision. I hope this helped. ...Read more

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How to increase albumin naturally?

How to increase albumin naturally?

Increase albumin: To increase your Albumin you need to ingest protein. You have certain conditions, such as cirrhosis of the liver and you may not be able to increase it. How low is your albumin? Do you have a gastroenterologist (g)? If you do, see the g. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: albumin?

A protein: Albumins are proteins which dissolve in water and are not covered with chains of sugars. The most common is serum albumin. These molecules transport other molecules which don't dissolve in water very well. But its main function is to regulate the amount of water in the blood. Another type of Albumin is the protein in egg whites. ...Read more

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Where can I buy human albumin and ninhydrin isopropanol?

Panda: I have no idea why u need Albumin or this particular form of alcohol. Sounds like u need to speak with a hospital, good luck. ...Read more

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What does an elevated Gloublin of 4.2 mean?? (Normal range is 2.0-4.0) Albumin normal at 3.9 (Normal range is 3.5-5.0).

What does an elevated Gloublin of 4.2 mean??  (Normal range is 2.0-4.0) 
Albumin normal at 3.9 (Normal range is 3.5-5.0).

Probably nothing: This is such a minor elevation, it probably just means you were fighting off a cold or minor infection and the antibodies in your immune system (which are made of globulins) were slightly elevated when you took this test. I would repeat it when you are feeling completely well, and if it is still elevated, discuss further testing with your doctor. ...Read more

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Wouldn't albumin be high if your dehydrated?

Wouldn't albumin be high if your dehydrated?

ALBUMIN: Yes, blood gets concentrated and some readings/ levels in blood would be falsely elevated. ...Read more

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Why is albumin used in treating sepsis?

Not always used: Albumin is one of many medical tools that may be used in the management of sepsis. Albumen will stay inside the capillaries (not leak into the tissues) and help keep blood pressure up when it falls during the illness. ...Read more