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A 37-year-old female asked:

My bun level is 18 and my creatinine level is .70 so both within normal range but my bun/crea ratio is 26 which is high. am i dying??

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Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 57 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 drawn. Cause BUN to go up more than creat. Go to uptodate.com and read more. The best way to predict how long you will live is to look at your family history and your blood pressure now. Do not smoke, keep BMI < 25. Long life! Discuss with ur team.

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