Suggest ways to increase albumin levels

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Posted on Thu, 11 Jun 2015 in Kidney Conditions
Question: My brother is at hospital, his albumin in aroud 1.00. He gets dialysis and now lung infections. No liver and cns issue. how can we increase his albumin level by peg.

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Answered by Dr. Rakesh Madhyastha 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
Protein powder

Detailed Answer:
Hello

Thanks for the query

You can improve albumin by giving intravenous albumin infusion. Albumin can be got as 20% human albumin in 100 ml vials. I give albumin intravenously every alternate day until the general condition improves. Improving albumin levels will also bring down the water logging in the lungs

Through peg you can provide a high protein diet like egg white, mashed sprouts, etc. I usually give a protein powder known has NEPHRO hp powder two to three times a day. But these dietary therapies are very slow compared to intervenous therapy

I hope I was of help, if you have any further queries please get back to me

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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Rakesh Madhyastha 1 hour later
US docs told me albumin cannot be inserted through IV.
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Answered by Dr. Rakesh Madhyastha 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
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Detailed Answer:
Hello

Albumin can be given iv. I am providing you the link of one of the manufactures we use regularly

http://www.relXXXXXXfe.com

Maybe in your brother albumin is contraindicated for some reason. Please get to know what's the reason why they are not giving it

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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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