Blood

Too Much Protein in Blood

Many people suffer from the condition of too much protein in blood which occurs mostly due to an underlying health complication. Blood of a person may consist of only traces of protein in it. A total protein test will help in analyzing the protein levels in the blood. The following article explains more clearly about the causes and symptoms of this condition.

Causes of Too Much Protein in blood

The condition of too much iron in blood can be caused due to several health complications and the following are a few of them.

  • Amyloidosis

    : This condition usually occurs in bone marrow which in turn leads to the production of amyloid which is excess protein in blood. Amyloidosis is a condition which occurs when this excess protein gets built in various organs of the body. Organs such as liver, spleen, kidneys and heart are more likely to get affected due to this condition.

  • HIV/AIDS

    : This is another important factor that is responsible for high protein levels in blood. HIV/AIDS can be a life-threatening disease that completely weakens the immune system of a person suffering from it.

  • Monoclonal Gammopathy of Undetermined Significance (MGUS)

    : This condition is not associated with any kind of complications. A person suffering from this condition may have monoclonal protein levels in blood. MGUS condition may not lead to any kind of health complications. However, there are chances for it to progress with time into other disorders if not treated.

  • Multiple Myeloma

    : This condition can occur due to the growth of abnormal plasma cells that multiply rapidly resulting in high protein levels in blood. Sometimes, high plasma cells count can in turn lead to multiple myeloma cancer, a major cause of this condition.

Symptoms

A person suffering from too much protein in blood may experience certain symptoms like the following.

  • Change in skin tone
  • Rapid pulse
  • Tingling sensation in limbs
  • Pronounced fatigue
  • Constipation
  • Weakness
  • Headache
  • Swollen throat
  • Skin rash
  • Fever

Symptoms due to HIV/AIDS

  • Night sweats
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Shortness of breath
  • Weight loss
  • Diarrhea

Symptoms due to Multiple Myeloma

  • Pain in skull, back, ribs, pelvis
  • Weakness in legs
  • Weight loss
  • Abnormal bone fractures
  • Extreme thirst
  • Constipation
  • Nausea
  • Loss of appetite

This was all about the causes and symptoms of the presence of excess protein levels in blood. Make sure that you consult a doctor if you notice any of the symptoms mentioned above in order to avoid further complications.

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