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Plasma Protein Fraction (Overview)

Plasma protein fraction is a volume expanding agent which is a kind of heart failure drug (cardiovascular drug).


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What is the difference btween pregnancy associated plasma protein papp and total hCG?

What is the difference btween pregnancy associated plasma protein papp and total hCG?

Apples and oranges: They are different labs, apples and oranges. The question lacks enough context to give an answer.

Papp-a is used in first trimester screening for down syndrome. Hcg is used as part of a Down syndrome screening, but also of course is a pregnancy test. ...Read more

Plasma Protein Fraction (Overview)

Plasma protein fraction is a volume expanding agent which is a kind of heart failure drug (cardiovascular drug).


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Is it true if I consume high amount of protein will increase plasma protein level?

Is it true if I consume high amount of protein will increase plasma protein level?

To a certain level: High protein diet will correct the deficiency, if any, and increase serum protein levels, mainly of albumin. However, it will not raise Albumin or total protein levels above the normal range. ...Read more

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Eating a High Protein Diet (Checklist)

Balance diet with lots of greens, vegetables, & hydrate adequately
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Acetaminophen is 20-50% plasma protein bound & the absorption process occurs by passive transport. What does that mean to the average A. frequent user?

Acetaminophen is 20-50% plasma protein bound & the absorption process occurs by passive transport. What does that mean to the average A. frequent user?

Nothing: It means you need to comply with the limits that the manufacturer recommends. How it gets into you and how it rides around inside of you has nothing to do with how it can ruin your liver overnight if you swallow a fistful. 3000 mg/day is safe; obviously you're going to take it in divided doses. ...Read more

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If someone is on Coumadin (warfarin) for a blood clot in the leg, which type of plasma protein is low?

If someone is on Coumadin (warfarin) for a blood clot in the leg, which type of plasma protein is low?

Not necessarily: A clot can be caused by prolonged sitting, or an injury to the leg with totally normal clotting factors and plasma proteins. Certain clotting disorders may predispose to clotting or bleeding. ...Read more

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What is the difference btween pregnancy associated plasma protein papp and total hCG?

Apples and oranges: They are different labs, apples and oranges. The question lacks enough context to give an answer.

Papp-a is used in first trimester screening for down syndrome. Hcg is used as part of a Down syndrome screening, but also of course is a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Who would need a urine catecholamine fractionation?

Who would need a urine catecholamine fractionation?

Possible tumor: Urine catecholamines are separated into dopamine, epinephrine, norepinephrine, vma, and dopa, among others. Each of these metabolites are differently expressed by certain tumors, often in the adrenal gland, or sometimes in other sites. This gives a guide to where to test further, or what else may be giving rise to the symptoms (often high blood pressure, heart beat abnormalities, etc). ...Read more

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I tried to donate plasma and was turned away because my blood protein level was at 9.5. How do I get it done?

I tried to donate plasma and was turned away because my blood protein level was at 9.5. How do I get it done?

See your doctor: A total serum protein level of 9.5 does need to be investigated. It may just because you were dehydrated. However, a more detailed history, physical examination and some blood tests are required for a proper evaluation. ...Read more

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This morning I ate a bacon egg & cheese biscuit and immediately after went to a plasma donation center. They told me my protein was 9.5, why is that?

This morning I ate a bacon egg & cheese biscuit and immediately after went to a plasma donation center. They told me my protein was 9.5, why is that?

Need more info: Were you dehydrated? It would be prudent to see a doctor to have your serum proteins analyzed at a laboratory. The biscuit is not likely to have anything to do with the high protein. ...Read more

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How do I keep my protein levels up when I donate plasma and ufc fight?

Protein: Good quality protein, minimal processing involved. With increased PO protein have increased water to hydrate body, provide tone, and maintain adequate renal function. ...Read more

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Constant low blood protein levels (5.8). I am an active 57 yr male with high protein diet- donates plasma twice a week. Now levels too low to donate?

Constant low blood protein levels (5.8). I am an active 57 yr male with high protein diet- donates plasma twice a week. Now levels too low to donate?

Albumen dominant &: Typically the reason the total protein is low. Healthy albumen concentrations typically 4.0 & up, 1/2 in blood only ~14 hrs. If low, this reflects liver problems, e.g. steatosis from too many carbs (converted to fat in liver) or any of a variety of other possibilities. Study: https://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Albumin & https://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Liver for starters & seek help worthy of your trust. ...Read more

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Does water intake lower protein in blood? Trying to donate plasma and I was 9.3. Thanks

Does water intake lower protein in blood? Trying to donate plasma and I was 9.3. Thanks

Yes, MinimallyButNot: Without water overload, edema & associated problems. While usual lab data is concentration of something within water (most commonly water outside cells; easier & less $), as water based creatures, controlling the amount of water within our body is crucial, too little or too much results in problems & death. Thus the bigger issue is the substance in the water & what controls the concentration. ...Read more

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Labs show a bun of 2, but total protein plasma is high at 8.4. Albumin is 3.8. Feeds are formula and past low bun has been lack of protein.?

Labs show a bun of 2, but total protein plasma is high at 8.4. Albumin is 3.8. Feeds are formula and past low bun has been lack of protein.?

Probably ok: Everything has to be taken in context. There are no simple answers. BUN is a waste product of protein metabolism and low level is not necessarily bad. The Albumin level is good and reflects enough protein nutrition. In this case total protein may be high because of high globulins which again may be ok in a 9 yr old. Normal weight and growth is more reliable, + indicative health than lab test. ...Read more

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History of htn now have too much ptotein in blood when tried to give plasma?

History of htn now have too much ptotein in blood when tried to give plasma?

Need work up ASAP: Too much protein in blood is abnormal and could represent a disease (s) that require major treatment. Must see a specialist such as Hematologist ASAP to work this up to determine cause and type. Hypertension may be caused by or be unrelated. The fact that you have too much protein despite your donations is cause for concern because periodic donations should decrease your proteins not increase ...Read more

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I donate plasma my bood test came back abnormal protien. Whatdoes this mean?

I donate plasma my bood test came back abnormal protien. Whatdoes this mean?

Need more info: But if it was significant enough to defer your donation then you should see a doc to rule out serious causes for abnormal or increased protein level. ...Read more

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If ur light strands are high n IgG high what can thismean. No m protein. Copy in my chart. Ssa pos. Sjogrens?

If ur light strands are high n IgG high what can thismean. No m protein. Copy in my chart. Ssa pos. Sjogrens?

May be the Sjogrens: This could be a sign of light chain disease, caused by your sjogrens, or may be meaningless and never cause problems. Your best bet is to ask your doctor. Because they know your history and physical problems it will be easier to nswer your question. By ordering the test (this is not a test routinely ordered) your doctor has shown concern over a problem and most likely will have an explanation. ...Read more

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Should I worry trace protein n urine and +3 blood also. With back pain?

Should I worry trace protein n urine and +3 blood also. With back pain?

Kidney Stones: This is indicative of a kidney stone until proven otherwise. If you are feverish you need to be seen by your physician. ...Read more

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How do I improve my overall hair health. I exercise regularly n take whey protein?

Hair health: Hair health can be affected by external contaminants, like sun, chlorine or chemicals, and internally by nutrition. Omega three's and b vitamins can help hair growth. ...Read more

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Home tip To glow skin and anti aging, what type of medicine we should take to get glow n all protein and vitamins After age 30?

Home tip To glow skin and anti aging, what type of medicine we should take to get glow n all protein and vitamins After age 30?

Be healthy: You'll see a million of different tips and plans for "anti-aging". But in the end, there is a reason so many exist, because nothing stands head and shoulders above the rest. Your best be is to live healthy. Sleep well. Eat well, avoiding processed foods and focusing on veggies and fruits. Don't smoke. Minimize alcohol. Avoid washing too much or harsh cleaners. ...Read more

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My son is 4yrs old n complains of getting erections. His dr says its normal but had high protein n blood n urine test. Next test was normal?

My son is 4yrs old n complains of getting erections. His dr says its normal but had high protein n blood n urine test. Next test was normal?

Baby erection: We have sexual hormones from birth to death. Erections are normal. Protein in urine can be transient or temporary. Just keep in touch with your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm working out in the gym. Weight training and cardio. Goal = get in shape. Want to know about protein supplements. Good n bad. What's best?

Get protein from foo: You sound like you are on a great program for getting in shape. I would talk with a trainer about protein supplements. I believe that if you are eating correctly, you will need need supplements. They are often recommended as meal relplacements which is not a good idea. If you are in the beginning of your diet and exercise plan, and are beginning to see results, don't change anything right now. ...Read more

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What is the role of the BCAA and glutamine present in whey protein? What is the special about whey protein? Why don't we replace the whey by n food?

What is the role of the BCAA and glutamine present in whey protein? What is the special about whey protein? Why don't we replace the whey by n food?

Amino acids: Branched chain amino acids are essential AA and are added to whey products to make the whey product more complete. Same for glutamine. Glutamine also is a known promoter of immune health in GI tissue and it high doses on an empty stomach, can stimulate growth hormone release a bit. So, the producers are aiming to amplify "value" of their product. Whey is naturally derived - so is healthy itself. ...Read more

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My weight is 74 kg n I do one hour of exercise to lose the fat how much protein I need for that plz tell n I'm female also? How much protein intake

My weight is 74 kg n I do one hour of exercise to lose the fat how much protein I need for that plz tell n I'm female also? How much protein intake

Helpful rule: If you're trying to put on muscle, take a gram of protein per kilogram that your body weighs now. If you're just exercising, maybe 2/3 of that. You will trim down when, and only when, your lifestyle is fitness-focused. "Exercising an hour to lose fat" will fail because it's boring and frustrating. Being always mindful of what you eat, and finding fitness stuff you truly enjoy, will be the key. ...Read more

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Is whey protein is good for fat loss if we include it once dialy it's increase protein output n cause loss of fat because I can't eat meats I'm vegge?

Healthy diet - whey: Yes, whey is an excellent source of protein. However, don't expect miracles just by adding it to your diet. You need a concerted approach with diet, exercise including weight training, and avoidance of certain pitfalls (binge eating, alcohol, junk food) to try and lose body fat. Eat more calories in the a.m., less at night too. A study showed you can eat the same amount, but different times =loss. ...Read more

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How safe are protein shakes n prework out supplements?

How safe are protein shakes n prework out supplements?

Most are safe: 20-40 grams of protein, the amount in most protein shakes, is safe to take as a muscle building supplement if you are healthy with normal kidneys and you drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration. Avoid any products claiming additional energy or weight loss benefits since these often contain caffeine or other substances which can put you at increased risk of heat injury, stroke and heart attack. ...Read more

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Do we have to take protein diet everyday like beef, meat everyday to stay strong n healthy

Do we have to take protein diet everyday like beef, meat everyday to stay strong n healthy

Protein is good.: Protein is good, but lean protein is the key - beef tends to have large amounts of saturated fats, which are unhealthy. Focus on fish, chicken, turkey and pork. And grill, bake and broil - don't fry. ...Read more

Protein (Definition)

Proteins are large molecules made up of a smaller class of molecules called amino acids. Proteins play an enormous role in the function of our bodies including enzymes, messengers, replicating dna, ...Read more


Plasma (Definition)

It is the fluid portion of both the blood and lymph system in which the ...Read more