Albumin is a type of protein made by your liver that helps keep fluid in your bloodstream and helps carry vitamins and nutrients throughout your body.
Amino acids, which are the building blocks of albumin and come from protein, can be lost through dialysis treatments, so it’s important to eat enough protein to feel your best.
Why Albumin is important to our life?
- Stay well and keep you out of the hospital.
- Fight off infections.
- Prevent muscle loss.
- Heal faster after illness or surgery.
- Remove fluid more easily during dialysis.
Who is suitable for Albumin Infusion?
- People with hypoalbuminemia symptoms, they might possibly have fatigue, weak muscle tone, Jaundice, swelling in their feet and legs, Dark-colored urine and/or frequent urination, Difficulty breathing, Loss of appetite.
- People with liver cirrhosis due to its oncotic properties, in order to expand plasma volume and to increase effective circulatory volume, and hence to abrogate the cardiocirculatory changes associated with portal hypertension.
- Albumin infusion of albumin has been advocated as an effective method of treating oedema resulting from nephrotic syndrome. Albumin has been used for people whose oedema is resistant to diuretics and for low blood volume. Several doses in series are usually given by infusion over a few consecutive days.
- People with low Albumin in blood such as cancer patient who has been doing the chemotherapy.
How often should I take Albumin Infusion?
For adults, it is recommended to take 1 time a week. The duration of treatment is about 60 minutes per time. However, treatment frequency will also be based on the doctor’s prescription.