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What Does A High Albumin Level Mean
High albumin: Have your Albumin rechecked. Dehydration can affect Albumin level by increasing it. Other causes could be tuberculosis, hepatitis and hiv. It can also be seen in congestive heart failure, glucocorticoid excess and congenital disorders. Speak to the physician who ordered the test for more information if you are the patient. ...Read more
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
You're fine: Reference ranges for common labs are set so that several percent of healthy people fall outside. You may have been a bit dehydrated, or just in good health. ...Read more
Eat fish & exercise: Hdl is not predominantly influenced by diet. Hdl is primarily regulated by genetics but can be increased by exercise, omega 3 fatty acids, weight loss and to a small extent wine. The best way to raise your HDL level is by increasing your aerobic exercise to at least 3-5 times a week for at least 20 minutes. Eat fish high in omega 3 fatty acids, epa and dha or take omega 3 capsules. ...Read more
I had blood work done. My albumin level was just a little high. Also my albumin/globulin ratio was just a little high. Is that normal?
Albumin levels high? I am a 40 year old male. I recently took a urine test and saw that my albumin levels were high according to the lab results chart. The albumin level was 47. My doctor stated that they are a little elevated, but no to be concerned.
Albumin: Albumin is a protein. In general if our blood level of Albumin is high, it means we have good nutrition. Please be sure that you didn't have too much protein in your urine however, as this can mean that you have kidney disease which is more likely in you since you have diabetes. Please be sure the protein in your urine was not high. ...Read more
I just had some lab work done. What would cause a low serum albumin level, high alpha 1 and 2 and high c-reactive protein and low vit d?
Likely inflammation: Generally, decreased Albumin and increased globulins are seen in inflammatory conditions, acute or chronic. The fever ; high CRP also support this. Of note, other conditions may cause this including cancer, but still, the most likely explanation is infection/inflammation. A low vitamin d level may be caused by inadequate intake, no sun exposure, absorbtion problem, kidney disease, obesity. ...Read more
My cmp blood test says my albumin level is 5.8 g/dl (says normal range is 3.6-5.1) what does this mean? Should I be concerned and get second opinion?
Globulin level: 4.5, Albumin level: 3.9, Total Protein: 8.4, Albumin/Globulin Ratio: 0.9, AST: 68, ALT: 105. What do these levels mean?
Need med history: You need to tell us why was this test done. Did you have some complaints? Once we know your symtoms, if any, it is easier to interpret your lab results. Your liver enzymes are slightly high and so is the globulin level which can occur due to liver problems like Hepatitis. Your doctor needs to recheck these labs in another one or two months and find the cause? Hepatitis? ...Read more
No: Not unless you have have other markers of liver disease. ...Read more
For kidney function:
Doesn't your doctor tell you why?
Micro-albumin is most often checked for diabetics. Because if this test is elevated it is an early marker of damage to the kidneys. ...Read more
My albumin level is 4.4, is this a normal range? Also my serum protein was 8.3 is this a normal range? In researching both levels they seem to be fine
Albumin and Tot Prot: The Albumin level is normal. The total prot may be considered slightly high. In the absence of symptoms or other concerning lab findings, it is considered normal. Certain conditions can cause a rise in total prot, but just the number by itself at this level is not helpful. ...Read more
Albumin level 1.5due to poor diet. CKD patient recovered from pancreatitis recently. Please suggest something to increase albumin?
Carefully eat Protei: Ur low albumin is partially due, it seems, to the kidneys dumping it from the blood stream. Albumin is an important "oncotic" agent that keeps fluid in the vessels, preventing water from leaking out & causing swelling. Albumin comes from protein in ur diet. Not all protein is good, tho, 4 ur kidneys; talk to ur nephrologist about which foods 2 eat 2 increase protein intake. Good luck & gd health! ...Read more
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
During a recent illness my albumin level was decreased. It was. 3.4 my total protein was 5.8 and calcium was 8.1 I had severe pneumonia at the time?
See you doctor: Your symptoms are too complex for this forum to help you. See your doctor. ...Read more
My microalbumin level was 18. My blood tests show no risk of diabetes. I have hbp and am taking meds. Can albumin level be reversed?
Microalbumin is the presence of small amounts of Albumin in the urine.
Generally the amount of Albumin in the urine is less than 30 mg/day or 20 mcg/ min and needs to be repeated atleast 3 times in a early morning urine specimen to see if it is persistant, or was temporary.
Can occur with diabetes or other diseases affecting the kidney, high bp, exercise, fever etc. ...Read more
I'm online now. Type your question here. I am a liver cirrhosis patient. My albumin level is 2.5. Please sources of food to improve the albumin?
Food's not the key: You can eat as much of whatever you want and it won't improve your serum albumin until your liver recovers. Your liver makes albumin out of protein in your diet and it's doing the best it can. Most cirrhosis can be at least partially reversed if the cause is eliminated -- whether it is virus, alcohol, iron overload, or Wilson's. Best wishes. ...Read more
I have a decrease in my albumin level and an increase in my calcium level. My went from 4.1-3.9-3.6 and calcium went from 8.6-9.2-9.6. My ESR is 10, HB is 14, MCV is 85 and IDH is 129. Could I have myeloma?
Can't tell: From these numbers. Sorry.Get a more detailed answer ›
I had a total protein level of 6.1 and an albumin level of 3.4. All other bloodwork is normal. My only symptom is some fatigue. What is going on?
My albumin level is 3.9 and globulin is at 2.1.....Total protien is 6....The normal limit is 6.6-8.3....My sgpt is 26 and sgot is 20. Is my report ok?
I'm not worried: Reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthy folks fall a bit outside at either end. If you feel well, I wouldn't be concerned. ...Read more
Lab results - vit B12 and vit d def. With l protein tot, albumin level, platelet count at 146, with diag. Of hypoalbuminemia. What specialist do I see?
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