Hypoalbuminemia
(A low albumin level)

Hypoalbuminemia (A low albumin level): Overview

Hypoalbuminemia is defined as albumin levels below 3.5gm/dl.

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Signs, symptoms & indicators of Hypoalbuminemia (A low albumin level):

Lab Values - Chemistries

Counter-indicators

Symptoms - Nails

Stationary white lines across nails

Muehrcke's Lines (side-to-side parallel white lines that do not move with nail growth) are caused by a nail bed abnormality, which in turn is probably due to hypoalbuminemia.

Conditions that suggest Hypoalbuminemia (A low albumin level):

Metabolic

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Risk factors for Hypoalbuminemia (A low albumin level):

Autoimmune

Circulation

Coronary Disease / Heart Attack

Hypoalbuminemia can be caused by certain heart conditions such as congestive heart failure or pericarditis that lead to low albumin levels in the blood.

Organ Health

Hypoalbuminemia (A low albumin level) suggests the following may be present:

Tumors, Malignant

Recommendations for Hypoalbuminemia (A low albumin level):

Botanical

Diet

Lab Tests/Rule-Outs

Test/Monitor Kidney Function

Simple kidney tests like BUN and creatinine are usually done at the same time as serum albumin.

Mineral

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