Swollen Feet And Wounds In People With Hypoalbuminemia?
good afternoon, why do people with hypoalbuminemia get swollen and sores and do not want to heal?
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Hypoalbuminemia is a condition where the body lacks albumin. Albumin is a protein made by the liver and is the main protein that makes up blood plasma. Albumin has several functions including:
maintain the osmotic pressure of blood plasma so that blood plasma does not infiltrate the blood vessels into the tissues around the blood vessels
binds important molecules (such as fatty acids, hormones, bilirubin, vitamins and minerals, as well as certain drugs consumed) and transports them throughout the body
source of amino acids for the body's metabolism
function as a buffer that maintains blood acidity
Seeing the functions of albumin above, then of course it can be concluded what complications can occur if the amount of albumin in the blood is low. The fluid will easily come out of the blood vessels causing swelling (can be in the legs or face, if very heavy can also be found throughout the body), can cause ascites or a buildup of fluid in the abdominal cavity, can cause pleural effusion or a buildup of fluid between the wrapping membranes lung. Because albumin also has the function of transporting nutrients and is an important source of amino acids for the body, low levels of albumin can also affect wound healing in the body. As we all know, to be able to heal, wounds also require a good intake of nurses and of course sufficient protein that serves as a basic ingredient for healing tissue.
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