Where is albumin produced?
What does albumin do?
Regulates osmotic pressure
Transporter (e.g bilirubin)
What happens to the albumin level in liver disease?
Why is the albumin level reduced in liver disease?
Liver produces it
Diseased liver can't produce as much
What are the two main features of acute liver disease?
Encephalopathy - confusion, coma
Increased clotting time
Why does clotting time increase in liver disease?
Liver produces factors involved in coagulation
Diseased liver produces less factor