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Posted by: Tired | 2008/06/04

High protein in liver tests

Hi, Doc

Please help me, i had a liver tests done and the results showed my total protein was very high over hundred if i remember correctly, i asked my doctor to explain and by the end of his explanation i was still as confused as ever, what could this mean

what are the possible reasons that could have contributed to this

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Dear Tired
One gets 2 kinds of proteins - globulins (antibodies) and albumin ( a carrier of hormones and enzymes)
High albumin levels may be caused by dehydration.
High globulin levels may be caused by multiple myeloma, Hodgkin's lymphoma, leukemia, macroglobulinemia, or hemolytic anemia; autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, autoimmune hepatitis, or sarcoidosis, Kidney disease, Liver disease, Tuberculosis.
The results are influenced by certain medicines, such as corticosteroids, estrogens, male sex hormones (called androgens), growth hormone, or insulin, /Injuries or infections/Prolonged bed rest, such as during a hospital stay/
A long-term (chronic) illness, especially if the disease interferes with what you are able to eat or drink/Being pregnant.
The most common cause of high globulin level is just any infection like sinusitis, flu or bronchitis.
Dr Bets

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Posted by: Tired | 2008/06/05

Thank you Dr Bets, from the two i.e globulin and albumin the high one was globulin, i have been struggling with ulcer that i why the tests were conducted.

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