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How to reverse high bun levels

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gene Kaplan
Pediatrics 53 years experience
Kidney or load: The BUN is a measure of the amount of nitrogen in the blood in the form of urea, and it is, thereby a measurement of renal function. Thus, if one imp... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Actual values: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that.... Read More
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Need numbers: It would help to have the actual numbers. The doctor who ordered these tests would be in a better position to advise as s/he knows your health status.
A female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
No: Low creatinine never means anything bad. Reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside arbitrarily. The ratio could be up i... Read More
Dr. Fred McCurdy
Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis 46 years experience
BUN/Creat Ratio: I personally would not worry about it since the high ratio is due to a slightly elevated BUN. This might be due to a diet high in non-essential amino... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Muscle mass: Serum levels of creatinine depend on renal function, muscle mass and intake of muscles foods. A low creatinine level is of no consequence as long as y... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Why do you ask?: Labs mean nothing in the absence of a clinical history. You might be a vegan bodybuilder. When I was lifting weights every day, my creatinine ran 1.6-... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 58 years experience
Bun/Creat “high”: We are all dying. ;-) But you are not going to die based in this lab test for a long time is my guess. Most likely you were dehydrated when blood dra... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 53 years experience
See details: Elevated levels of BUN and creatinine signify reduced kidney function. The higher the values, the more compromised the kidney function.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Depends on drug: Many drugs are excreted by the kidneys and doses of those drugs need to be adjusted in people with elevated BUN/Cr.
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Need better info: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that.... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
That's fine: This is okay for a well-muscled woman, though substantially higher than most women. Ignore what "reference ranges" say -- a few percent of healthies a... Read More
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