I had a test and my AG ratio is high. What does that mean and how do they fix it?
Hi Thank you for your question.Albumin- To screen for a liver disorder or kidney disease or to evaluate nutritional status.Globulin- Globulins are proteins that can be measured in blood serum. High levels may indicate liver disease, chronic inflammation, and autoimmune diseases. Low levels may be related to immune deficiency kidney problems or bowel related disease.A/G (ALBUMIN/GLOBULIN) RATIO The liver can function adequately on 20% of liver tissue, thus early diagnosis by lab methods is difficult. A reversed A/G Ratio may be a helpful indicator. With severe liver cell damage, the prolonged prothrombin time will not change with ingestion of Vitamin K. The proper albumin to globulin ratio is 2:1. When <1.7, there is may be a need for increasing stomach acidity. When >3.5 there may be a need for stomach acidity and pepsin.Optimal Range: 1.7The AG ratio may be elevated in: Hypothyroidism High protein/high carbohydrate diet with poor nitrogen retention Hypogammaglobulinemia (low globulin) Glucocorticoid excess (can be from taking medications with cortisone effect, the adrenal gland overproducing cortisol, or a tumor that produces extra cortisol like compounds, low globulin)The AG ratio may be decreased in: Liver dysfunction Nutritional status Kidney Disease
Here's a link to more information:www.drkaslow.com/.../proteins_-_albumin__globulins_.htmlSo, as you can see, there are a number of causes which affect the AG ratio. Treatment depends on the cause- you need further testing to figure this out- most likely it is your thyroid...you can take thyroid medication if it is low.Warm regards
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Could that 2.0 be caused by high cholesterol?
No, 2.0 is not caused by high cholesterol.