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What Foods Can Help Lower High BUN Levels


2013-02-03 15:03

BUN is an important index evaluating renal function. It measures the amount of nitrogen in the blood in the form of urea. Thus, if renal function declines, the BUN levels will go up.

Urea is the byproduct of proteins ingested and it is removed by kidneys. However, if kidneys are not functioning well, BUN levels will rise. High levels of BUN are toxic to body. Therefore, it is important to lower the levels. What foods can help lower high BUN levels?

Low-protein foods

As urea is the byproduct of proteins, it is important to limit the intake of foods high in proteins. However, proteins are the major source of energy in body. The patients should take proper amount of high quality proteins each day.

Keep enough calorie intake

People with high BUN should have ample calorie intake. It can help reduce the consumption of the stored proteins. Calorie is mainly obtained from fat and carbohydrate. However, the intake of fat and carbohydrate should be controlled properly.

Drink more water

If your kidneys are working normally, you need to reduce the intake of water. Drinking water can help produce more urine and excrete urea. However, if you have retention of fluids in body, it is important to reduce fluid intake to reduce workload on kidneys.

Limit foods high in purine

Foods like animal organs, seafoods, meat, peanut are high in purine and they can contribute to high BUN levels. Therefore, you should reduce these foods in your daily diet.

Avoid foods high in fat

Fat, especially animal fat can restrain the discharging of urine acid. So you eat less.

However, foods only an assistant method in lowering high BUN levels. It is not enough to treat kidney disease completely. You can consult us on line to learn more information about how to lower high BUN levels more effectively.




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