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bun/creatinine ratio 23 what does this mean?

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Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 48 years experience
BUN-creatinine ratio: The BUN (b)-creatinine (c) ratio is the association with b and c. If your b/c was 20, you would have a b of 20 and a c of 1 in your blood. In your case, you could have had a b of 23 and a c of 1.

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My creatinine value is abnormal, what types of medicine will improve it?

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Dr. Jesse Mills
Urology 20 years experience
Depends: Need to know if level is high from poor blood flow to kidney (pre-renal), intrinsic kidney trouble (intra-renal) or blockage (post-renal). Most common kidney problems in us are from high blood pressure and diabetes. Control those diseases and creatinine should behave itself.
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A 33-year-old male asked:

How to reduce the level of creatinine for a patient who is diatebetic for more than 30yrs and what is the normal value ?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Diabetes and creatin: Normal level of creatinine in blood is 0.6 to 1.2mgmdiabetes effects kidneys if the diabetes is not well controlled, and causes elevation of creatonine level.It is very difficult to reduce the level, but if you control biabetes and keep BP normal you can prevent it from getting worse, if it is too high over six then dialysis may be indicated and will bring the level down.
A 38-year-old member asked:

What is the normal creatinine level?

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Dr. Magdalena Sikora
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
Between 0.5-1.2: The typical reference ranges for serum creatinine are 0.5 to 1.0 mg/dl for women and 0.7 to 1.2 mg/dl for men. Look for refernce values from the particular lab.
A 42-year-old member asked:

I have a creatinine level of 1.2, isnt that high?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Upper limit : Creatinine of 1.2 is the upper limit of normal. More important is for you see your estimated glomerular filtration rate. Creatinine levels depend primarily on renal function, muscle mass and to some extent on state of hydration. You should discuss this result with your doctor at your next visit, .
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A member asked:

What does a "high" (23) "bun/creatinine ratio" mean for an otherwise healthy person? Worried. Can't get good explanation from my doctor.

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Dr. R. Kannan Mutharasan
Cardiology 18 years experience
Dehydrated?: This all depends on the clinical context. But the most common reason someone would have a high bun/cr ratio on routine blood work if they are feeling otherwise fine is being mildly dehydrated. More concerning reasons include having a bleed into the stomach (which you would likely know about!) or anything that could cause the kidneys to not be getting enough blood to do their job.

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