Hyperproteinemia, the excess of testosterone in the body, is mainly caused by an increase in the production of sex hormones and an excess of circulating protein. Signs and symptoms can be manifested anytime after a man has consumed an oral medication containing 5-alpha reductase inhibitors (ACE inhibitors, Prozac and Zoloft), or a non-opioid antidepressant (Amitriptyline). If you experience these symptoms, see your doctor for a correct diagnosis.
Causes of Hyperproteinemia
There are many diseases that can cause excessive loss of fluids, but none are as mysterious as hyperproteinemia, which is the opposite of dehydration. In medical terms, hyperproteinemia is caused when the liver does not function properly, leading to a breakdown in the chemical processes in your body, causing fluid to leak out into your body. Although this condition generally only affects the liver, it can also affect other organs, including your kidneys and lungs. Although there is no known cure for this condition, it can be managed with medications, and in some cases, it can even be cured by simply managing the water deficit in your body.
2. EXCESSIVE ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION
If a huge amount of rum, whisky or breezer which includes alcohol are consumed then hyperproteinemia is witnessed. It is a prolonged process but it has been proved that that is a major cause of hyperproteinemia.
3. CANCER THERAPIES
Researchers have also noted that certain types of cancer therapies can contribute to this complication, so if you are currently undergoing chemotherapy, you should speak with your doctor about ways to prevent the condition from occurring.
4. OTHER FACTORS
Strenuous exercise, and exposure to toxins such as those found in pesticides and insecticides causes hyperproteinemia. Other conditions that have been linked to this condition include chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), heart failure, and dehydration associated with heat exhaustion.
Difference between Hyperproteinemia and Hypoproteinemia
We have an entire article dedicated to Hypoproteinemia in our previous article. The differences between Hyperproteinemia and Hypoproteinemia are as follows.
|Hyperproteinemia is a high level of serum proteins||Hypoproteinemia is a low level of serum proteins|
|Causes– Dehydration, chronic inflammations||Causes – severe hemorrhage, malnutrition and malabsorption|
|Cancer is another great reason||High fever causing increased catabolism of proteins|
|Drugs example – cortisone, oral contraceptives||Acute or chronic hepatic insufficiency|
Hyperthyroidism is a disease that affects the thyroid gland. It is a form of hyperthyroidism that occurs in conjunction with an increased production of thyroid hormones. The increased level of the hormone causes the enlargement of the lymph glands. Some of the symptoms of hyperthyroidism include weight loss, sweating and increased bowel frequency. Blood tests indicate an increased level of free and total thyroid hormones. These tests help in determining the cause of this condition and also in planning treatment.
A hormonal disorder, hyperthyroidism causes an overactive thyroid that produces more than the normal amount of thyroid hormones. This excess hormone affects the working of the gland causing it to enlarge and ultimately burst from the side. The increased flow of blood into the testicles can result in testicular growth and abnormal cell growth in the testicles. As a result of these hormonal changes, hyperproteinemia has a very high risk of causing cancer of the testicles.
Treatment of hyperproteinemia
- Treatment of hyperproteinemia includes medications such as atypical anti-depressants, tricyclic antidepressants, imipramine and methyltyrosine.
- Herbal medicines that are used for this condition include Punarnavadi-Guggulu, Gokshuradi-Guggulu, Tapyadi-Loh, Punarnavadi-Qadha, Saarivadi-Churna, Gomutra-Haritaki and Praval-Panchamrut-Parpati. Medicines like Maha-Manjishthadi-Qadha, Saarivadi-Mandur, Abhrak-Bhasma, Arogya-Vardhini, Panchamrut-Parpati and Makar-Dhwaj are used to improve the production of hormones.
- Local application on the affected areas can also be done using medicines like Kutki (Picrorrhiza kurroa), Saariva (Hemidesmus indicus), Haridra (Curcuma longa), Daruharidra (Berberis aristata), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Patol (Tricosanthe dioica), Patha (Cissampelos pareira), Musta (Cyperus rotundus) and Kutki. Medicines like Apamarga (Achyranthus aspera), Kutki, Musta and Kutki-Kuthar may also be used for this purpose.
- In order to reduce the production of free radicals, medicines like Suvarna-Parpati, Abhrak-Bhasma, Suvarna-Malini-Vasant, Suvarna-Raj-Vangeshwar-Ras and Suvarna-Sutshekhar-Ras are used. They can be taken in a combined form as ‘Mashyasav’ or in single pills as ‘Rasayanasav’. These medicines can also be taken on a daily basis in combination with other medicines, such as Shatavari-Vati, Trivang-Bhasma, Panchamrut-Parpati and Suvarna-Malini-Vasant. Since most metals are present in the body, medicines like Panchamrut-Parpati, Suvarna-Malini-Vasant and Sutshekhar-Ras help improve immunity, thus reducing the risk of getting affected by diseases.
- This is usually treated with hormonal and surgical treatments. In the initial period, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgical techniques like electrocautery, cauterization, cryosurgery and lymphadenectomy may be used.
Side Effects of such medications
Herbal remedies can have side effects, as with any alternative treatment. It is important to take them only after consulting your doctor. Most of these herbs can also help fight prostate cancer at an earlier stage. Herbal remedies can be useful in providing interim therapy in case a person has prostate cancer and does not respond to hormonal or surgical treatment.