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Old 11-28-2007, 09:34 AM   #1
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Low Globulin- Why Are my Drs not Interested?

On a recent blood test, my serum globulin was below range 2.1 (range (2.2-3.9). I also noted that my A/G ratio is at the top of the range 2.0 (1.0-2.1). Albumin is in range 4.2 (3.6-5.1).

This is the first time it seems that i have had such tests as part of a general blood test, so I decided to investigate what they signified.

I also have pretty low total protein 6.3 (6.2-8.3). Now my dr said that I must eat more protein. I have done for about a year, no difference. She thinks it is diet related.

She (integrative med) nor any other dr (regular gp; endocrinologist) I mentioned the globulin and A/G ratio to seemed concerned. I know there is a test called serum protein electrophoresus, which can show which globulin(s) are underproduced. I asked for it, but was turned down.

I am hypothyroid, and I read that this condition correlates with an elevated A/G ratio.

I am not satisfied that this is all there is to the story. I am doing better on thyroid meds, but my quality of life is still not what it should be. Whenever I overexert myself (busy days, strenouous exercise) I am on the verge of being sick the next days - my skin hurts, like before the flu, and I feel a bit flu like and have a bit of a sore throat and no energy. I am sick of being sick since I was a teen ager (now 20 +) years and would like to be able to exercise etc and get back in shape since the hypo gave me soooo much chronic fatigue.

Without my own research and persistence, I never would have been treated properly for my thyroid condition. I would like to determine if there is something here to follow up on, since I have no guidance from the medical community.

Any thoughts? Whom should I consult about this?

Last edited by sparkles916; 11-28-2007 at 10:46 AM. Reason: Albumin range was incorrect. Since corrected.

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