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Bun Levels Anorexia
I have a high bun/ creatinine level (28) and a low creatinine level (0.5) . Should I be concerned or do something?
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 acids (nothing to truly be concerned about) or a mild lack of water intake. If you are still concerned, please see your primary doctor and go over all of that with her/him. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Okay: This is a bit low in standard US units but I wouldn't worry. Reference range is set arbitrarily so that several percent of healthy folks fall outside. Unless you're a kid being worked up for a rare inborn error of metabolism, or you're obviously in the final stages of liver failure, low BUN means nothing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read more
My BUN level was 8 yesterday and 14 today. Is that significant or problematic? Seems like a big change.
Blood urea nitrogen : Or bun, is an indicator of kidney function, fluid balance, muscle turnover (breakdown and rebuilding). Normal BUN is between 7 and 20. A low BUN could be seen in a person with lower muscle mass or low muscle use (ex a paraplegic person) where there is less muscle turnover than in more active people. This could also suggest malnutrition. A low BUN could also be seen in liver failure, pregnancy. ...Read more
I'm concerned that my BUN level is 23 & was also that one month ago
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