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Is It Dangerous When BUN and Creatinine Are Very High


2013-12-29 11:08

Is It Dangerous When BUN and Creatinine Are Very HighIs it dangerous when BUN and creatinine are very high? BUN and creatinine are often used to measure kidney function. When BUN and creatinine are very high, it may mean that there is something wrong with your kidneys.

What are BUN and creatinine?

BUN is short for blood urea nitrogen. Urea nitrogen is a waste product of protein. Normal ranges 8-20 mmol/L. It increases when your kidneys are damaged. It may also result from fever, increased catabolism, high-protein diet and gastrointestinal bleeding.

Creatinine is a waste product of muscle metabolism. The normal creatinine level ranges from 0.6 to 1.2 for adult males and 0.5 to 1.1 for adult females. It is likely to raise due to kidney failure. Certain drugs can sometimes cause abnormally elevated creatinine levels. A large amount of dietary meat, fever and dehydration may also lead to transiently increase of creatinine.

Danger of high creatinine and BUN

When both your creatinine level and BUN level are high, you may suffer from edema, high blood pressure, frequent urination, urgency of urination, back pain, hematuria, foamy urine, poor appetite, electrolyte disturbance, metabolic acidosis, renal anemia, renal osteopathy, etc.

Treatment to high BUN and creatinine

Because high BUN and creatinine can endanger health, you should take aggressive treatment to decrease BUN and creatinine level.

Dialysis is often used to filter the high BUN and creatinine in the blood. If they are just temporarily, you can drink some water to help excretion. Diuretics are also usually used to lower BUN and creatinine level.

Increased BUN and creatinine are often related to kidney failure. To improve kidney function is the fundamental solution. A normal working kidney can remove the creatinine and BUN from your body. If you would like to know how to improve kidney function, please contact our online doctors or leave us a message.




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