Hypoalbuminemia

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.

Questions and answers on "Hypoalbuminemia"

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 -...

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
your value is within normal range

Detailed Answer:
Hi, thanks for using healthcare magic


Your value is fine. Though many labs...

Read Full Thread   Ask a Doctor Now

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...

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Hyoalbuminemia

Detailed Answer:
Hello

Thanks for the query

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

Read Full Thread   Ask a Doctor Now

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

doctor1 MD

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

Read Full Thread   Ask a Doctor Now

Recent questions on  Hypoalbuminemia

doctor1 MD

I am pregnant in my 26 weeks, and I made a urine test and there is a distinct trace of Albumin, also there is a high level of WBCs. I have...

doctor1 MD

I was recently hospitalized with pneumonia and sepsis. Since I was discharged, I've been on oxygen at home (all night, and other times during the...

doctor1 MD

My wife has a Klatsin tumor stage IV. She has had chemo and radiation , and is now having Chemo again. My concern is that she is retaining a lot of...

doctor1 MD

Hello Doctor , Its for my wife , we are expecting baby and my wife is in her 8th month of pregnancy , due date is 1 Nov My wife is having swelling...

doctor1 MD

Hi, Dr. We have a preterm newborn more than 3 wks old in NICU with black colored lips since birth.The parents are more concerned about this,and...

doctor1 MD

what are the causes of hypoalbuminemia and generalized edema in a neonate? a 20 day old with unremarkable antenatal history presented with facial...

doctor1 MD

My niece is 40 yrs old, disabled R/T chronic seizures from meduloblastoma as a 5 y/o, many radiation tx's, etc. New onset of "right ankle only...

Ask Question
Doctor Image
MD

Hi, I am Dr. Andrew Rynne (Family Physician). I will be guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

Related Drugs/Medications
Related Treatment/Therapy
Related Lab Tests
Related Medical Topics