How To Deal With Low Albumin Levels Without Drugs?
, can albumin levels be repaired by yourself without using external drugs / serum?
Hi Faisal. Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.
Albumin is the main protein in blood plasma which is formed by the liver. The main function of albumin is to regulate the osmotic pressure in the blood. The albumin balance in the body (blood) must be maintained, because if there is a disturbance in the balance of albumin levels in the body, it will result in seepage or leakage of fluid from the blood vessels to the surrounding tissue, which will lead to edema (swelling due to water retention in body tissues). . Low levels of albumin in the blood are called hypoalbuminemia. This condition is usually accompanied by the presence of protein in the urine.
Hypoalbuminemia can cause complaints or symptoms such as the following:
Swelling of the legs or face (edema)
Buildup of fluid in the abdominal cavity (ascites)
Low blood pressure (hypotension)
Slower heart beat (bradycardia)
Muscle weakness and fatigue
Several factors can cause hypoalbuminemia, such as:
Lack of protein intake (protein malnutrition)
Nephrotic syndrome disease (leakage of protein that comes out of the urine)
Cirrhosis of the liver (damage to the liver causes disruption of albumin synthesis)
Treatment of hypoalbuminemia is based on the cause. The doctor will give albumin through an IV to increase albumin levels.
One way that you can do yourself to increase albumin levels in the body is by consuming foods high in protein such as:
Fish and shrimp
Nuts (walnuts, soybeans, cashews, almonds)
May be useful. Best regards, Dr. Shirly