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BIOS-255 Week 3 Case Study: Hypoproteinemia (GRADED A)

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Week 3 Case Study- Hypoproteinemia  Answer the following questions and save your responses in a Microsoft Word document. Provide a scholarly resource to support your answers. 1. Desc... ribe all the constituents contained in plasma and their concentrations.                                                                                                                 !     "##  "!!!This study source was downloaded by 100000801755870 from on 04-15-2022 13:58:34 GMT -05:00 Week 3 Assignment 2 proteins and other components. Albumin assist in the maintenance of osmotic pressure and balance blood and tissue. Globulins assist as transporter of molecules and move them to specific organs 2. Explain the liver's role in production of proteins. The liver works to filter, to metabolize and to create proteins. The liver creates clotting factors, which are responsible for coagulation. Albumin is also made in the liver and its responsible for preventing fluids from excreting to other areas where the fluid does not belong. Also enzymes come from the liver which are responsible for breaking down molecules. 3. Why would albumin be important in regulating pressure at the capillaries? Albumin is important in the regulation of pressure of the capillaries, because albumin is responsible for pulling fluids into the capillaries, causing the osmotic pressure to decrease, and preventing edema, caused by fluids leaving the blood vessels and going into the tissue. Therefore, Albumin helps the body maintain intravascular colloid osmotic pressure, neutralize toxins, and transport therapeutic agents. Because of the albumin, the blood has a much higher protein content, which draws water into veins. Since the blood vessel end of a capillary bed is closer to the heart than the venous end, capillary blood pressure and, by extension, hydrostatic pressing factor are higher at the arterial end. With the osmotic pressure remaining unchanged within, the balance changes from net outward to net inward. 4. Explain the process of fluid movement at both the arterial and venous side of the capillary. According to course.lumenlearning stated, “The primary force driving fluid transport between the capillaries and tissues is hydrostatic pressure, which can be defined as the pressure of any fluid enclosed in a space. Blood hydrostatic pressure is the force exerted by the blood confined within blood vessels or heart chambers. Even more specifically, the pressure exerted by blood against the wall of aThis study source was downloaded by 100000801755870 from on 04-15-2022 13:58:34 GMT -05:00 Week 3 Assignment 3 capillary is called capillary hydrostatic pressure (CHP), and is the same as capillary blood pressure. CHP is the force that drives fluid out of capillaries and into the tissues. As fluid exits a capillary and moves into tissues, the hydrostatic pressure in the interstitial fluid correspondingly rises. This opposing hydrostatic pressure is called the interstitial fluid hydrostatic pressure (IFHP). Generally, the CHP originating from the arterial pathways is considerably higher than the IFHP, because lymphatic vessels are continually absorbing excess fluid from the tissues. Thus, fluid generally moves out of the capillary and into the interstitial fluid. This process is called filtration.” (course.lumenlearning) 5. What can Betty do to improve her situation? According to her physician, Betty was suffering from a hepatitis C virus and was experiencing hypoproteinemia. In particular, her albumin levels were low. Therefore, she will need to naturally increase her levels of albumin, she needs to start consuming more protein such as eggs and nuts, and dairy products. I would recommend limitation of alcohol intake or stop drinking depend on her condition and progress. To reduce the swelling that she has, Betty can elevate her leg to decrease the edema and reduce salt intake. Reference Jewell, T. (2018, September 2). Hypoalbuminemia: Causes, Treatment, and More. Healthline. OpenStax, L. L. &. (n.d.). Anatomy and Physiology II. Capillary Exchange | Anatomy and Physiology II. study source was downloaded by 100000801755870 from on 04-15-2022 13:58:34 GMT -05:00 Powered by TCPDF ( [Show More]

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