Posted 11/1/2007 9:01 PM (GMT -7)
Sorry to hear about your heart. I hope they can do something about it to get it back to normal. Wow, your ANA is really high. The globulin and albumin are proteins and for some reason, its sounds like you aren't producing or just don't have as much as the test says you should. The link below explains. It may be the liver or kidneys? Well its good your tests for cirrhosis were ok, I think they look at Alkaline phosphatase (ALP) and GGOT and SGOT and other liver panel. Albumin is a protein produced by the liver and they usually test that too. The ALP is the one that is the worst one to get elevated of the liver panel ones because it can be a sign of liver cancer. My other ones go up and down all the time.
Heres a good link about your tests and what they are looking for and what the results mean:
It sounds from the link above like they will probably have to do more tests to figure out why the proteins are messed up maybe. I hope that you continue to do well and stay relatively healthy and that they get you treated for your liver soon, if they havent' already. It's funny, I have anticardiolipin antibodies and had heart problems and don't have other antibodies that other people with AI disease usually have, then I have them to my endocrine system. Anyway, I hope that you feel better and know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Have they put you on a special diet? You may want to talk to them to see if there is anything dietary you can do to help your liver, since it is so involved in digestion. Let me know what happens.
--Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less in human beings of whom they know nothing.--Voltaire (1694-1778)
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