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Hi my mom just did a nlood test and the results are HDL 35 Mg/dl LDL 103Mg/dl Albumin (+) (traces in urine) Are they related in some way please help?

Hi my mom just did a nlood test and the results are
HDL 35 Mg/dl
LDL  103Mg/dl
Albumin (+) (traces in urine)
Are they related in some way please help?

No: The results of cholesterol in the blood have no relation with the urine results. HDL is borderline low and LDL is slightly high, depending on the reference ranges of the lab you used. Also you did not mention how high the total cholesterol is, and if there is family history of heart disease. Trace albumin in the urine is commonly seen, not significantmay need repeat if your doctor is concerned. ...Read more

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Dr. Raj Singh
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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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What is the effect of albumin on blood pressure?

What is the effect of albumin on blood pressure?

Albumin can be used: In hospital settings to be infused to increase a patients blood pressure temporarily. ...Read more

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What does high Blood Albumin indicate? What would you think of a 5.8 blood albumin? Severe dehydration? Long-term consequences for weeks at this #?

What does high Blood Albumin indicate?  What would you think of a 5.8 blood albumin? Severe dehydration? Long-term consequences for weeks at this #?

Likely dehydration: There are few pathological conditions that result in high serum albumin, except dehydration. Drink enough water so that your urine is clear, colorless and odorless, i.e., watery before repeating the test. If you had injection of contrast medium before the test, that may result in a spurious high reading of albumin. ...Read more

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What blood albumin number would indicate severe dehydration? (on a lab where 3.5-5 was the normal range)

What blood albumin number would indicate severe dehydration?  (on a lab where 3.5-5 was the normal range)

It doesn't: Albumin is a blood protein. It does not detect dehydration. Clinical signs of dehydration are dry mucous membranes, low blood pressure, rapid, thready (hard to feel) pulse. BUN and creatinine blood values may be helpful. Albumin can be low with poor nutrition, malabsorption, or certain types of kidney disease. ...Read more

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How is THC carried in the blood stream? Is it by albumin?

Why ask?: THC is fat soluble so I doubt if it would bind readily to albumin. I'm not sure it is carried by anything but is dissolved in the serum similar to any other fat soluble compound. ...Read more

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If albumin trace is there and blood sugar is nil is it affecting kydney?

Albumin trace: I presume your saw a doctor who, after taking a history and examination, ordered some lab tests. He/she should have explained what the albumin trace meant. I also assume your doctor told you whether or not your kidney was working properly. If the doctor said that the albumin trace was only slightly high and everything else was OK , you can stop worrying for now. ...Read more

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Could eating lots of egg whites daily increase your levels of albumin in your blood?

Yes: Albumin is a type of protein and eating any protein will increase the Albumin levels but it may take months to get there. ...Read more

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If my blood albumin were once 4.1 and another time were 5.8, does this mean that I have 35% or so plasma water reduction?

If my blood albumin were once 4.1 and another time were 5.8, does this mean that I have 35% or so plasma water reduction?

Not necessarily: I would question the 5.8 value, 4.1 is normal. I only suspect that the 5.8 value was a lab error. Next check should answer the question. ...Read more