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how to reverse high bun levels

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gene Kaplan
52 years experience Pediatrics
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
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
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
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
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
44 years experience Pathology
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
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
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
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
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 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
See details: Elevated levels of BUN and creatinine signify reduced kidney function. The higher the values, the more compromised the kidney function.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
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
49 years experience Pathology
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
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A female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
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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