What does low globulin indicate?

What does low globulin indicate?

Low globulin levels can be a sign of liver or kidney disease. High levels may indicate infection, inflammatory disease or immune disorders. High globulin levels may also indicate certain types of cancer, such as multiple myeloma, Hodgkin’s disease, or malignant lymphoma.

What are the three stages of multiple myeloma?

In this system, there are three stages of myeloma: Stage I, Stage II, and Stage III. The stage depends on factors including: The amount of myeloma cells in the body. The amount of damage the myeloma cells have caused to the bone.

How do you treat high globulin levels?

Exercise more often. Both aerobic and strength exercise may help significantly decrease globulin levels in people [14]. In both men and women, more days per week of either aerobic or strength exercise were significantly associated with lower globulin [14].

What are the symptoms of dying from Myeloma?

Common signs and symptoms include:

  • Pathological fractures (bone fracture without a trauma history)
  • Bone pain.
  • Nausea.
  • Constipation.
  • Loss of appetite.
  • Loss of weight.
  • Fatigue.
  • Weakness.

Is Myeloma a death sentence?

Multiple myeloma was once considered a death sentence, but over the past 30 years, things have changed. Although multiple myeloma is still a very serious type of cancer, our ability to treat it is rapidly improving.

What does it mean when your globulin level is elevated?

Elevated globulin Elevated globulin Globulins are antibodies (found and measured in the blood) that are elevated in inflammatory conditions, infections, and some cancers. We often find the globulin level to be elevated in people with Down syndrome in a non-specific pattern with no clear etiology found.

Why do people with Down syndrome have elevated globulin levels?

We often find the globulin level to be elevated in people with Down syndrome in a non-specific pattern with no clear etiology found. In other words, it seems to be commonly elevated without a known cause. (The elevated globulin might be part of the immune system dysfunction often seen in people with DS).

What should my globulin level be after a liver function test?

Globulin Levels (Normal, Low, High) The low levels also bring complications in pre and post surgery situations. After a liver function test, the amount of albumin is divided by the amount of globulin to get the Albumin/Globulin ratio. A ratio ranging from 1.7 to 2.2 is the ideal. A low ratio suggests liver disease.

What causes a bloated stomach and abdominal distension?

Splenomegaly may also be present in a person with inflammatory immune-related disorders like rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). An enlarged liver and spleen is known as hepatosplenomegaly. Stomach distension with food/drink due to delayed gastric emptying – pyloric stenosis, gastroparesis

What does it mean when your globulin level is too high?

Discuss the test results with your doctor. In broad terms, too-high levels of globulin indicate types of cancer (e.g., Hodgkin’s diseases or malignant lymphoma), while too-low levels are indicative of kidney or liver diseases. Your doctor will lay out the test results and explain what they mean.

What are the symptoms of low globulin levels?

What are the symptoms of low globulin levels? 1 Repeated infections from which it takes long to recover. 2 Thinning hair and hair that falls out. 3 Brittle nails and dry skin. 4 Irritability.

What causes generalized distention of the stomach ( abdomen )?

Entire Stomach. The main causes of generalized distention of the stomach (abdomen) includes : Ascites is fluid accumulation within the abdominal cavity. Peritonitis is an inflammation of the inner lining of the abdominal cavity.

What can cause low globulin and albumin levels?

Low albumin could suggest a liver disorder, a kidney disorder, a disorder in which protein is not digested or absorbed properly, severe malnutrition, celiac disease or inflammatory bowel disease. A high total protein level might suggest with chronic inflammation, infections, or multiple myeloma.