Our expert says:
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.
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