What is Hypoalbuminemia?

Hypoalbuminemia (or hypoalbuminaemia) is a medical condition where blood levels of albumin are abnormally low. It is a type of hypoproteinemia.

Albumin is a major protein in the human body, making up about 55-60% of total human plasma protein by mass. Many hormones, drugs, and other molecules are mostly bound to albumin in the bloodstream and must be released before becoming biologically active. For example, calcium binds to albumin and hypoalbuminemia leads to an increase in free ionized calcium.

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I received a copy of my blood work and this was written...

"With hypoalbuminemia, anion gap correction is suggested using Na - (Cl+CO2) +
2.5*(4 -...

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your value is within normal range

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Your value is fine. Though many labs...

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Very concerned about my friend who suffered with alcoholism and had total liver failure 18 months ago. Managed to survive and had been doing very...

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Swelling of feet in total liver failure is due to hypoalbuminemia....

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Myself dr pk sharma asstt. professor zoology my son is suffereing with nephrotic syndrome since 05 Dec2012. But we could not understand the...

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I have gone through your post in which you have mentioned that your son is suffering from Nephrotic syndrome.
Nephrotic syndrome is a...

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