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Causes For Increase In Bun And Creatinine Levels
I am 49 year old male in good general . A recent blood test showed bun level at 27 and creatinine level at 1.4. Should i be concerned? What are possible causes?
Would losing 12 pounds on an already petite woman and dramatically decreasing protein cause BUN creatinine level to drop from 15 to 6 in 3 months?
Loss of muscle mass: In addition to losing fat, you are losing muscle mass and that is reflected in the drop in creatinine. You may wish to increase your protein intake and exercise. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless. Practice safe sex. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
**BUN/creatinine level is 54.7**??? urea nitrogen is 29, creatinine is 0.53, eGFR is 128, potassium is 4.4. Cause for concern? I literally cannot find anything anywhere about a BUN/creatinine level that high.
BUN/GFR 54.7: I would not worry. It is a ratio-calculated value . Your BUN is 29 ( normal < 20) but that could be due to either mild dehydration or high protein in body( unless you are actively bleeding) . Your creatinine is 0.53 which is great.The ratio is BUN/Cr 29/0.53 = 54.7 . Your GFR another number we look seriously at is 128 great, potassium is 4.4 normal . Do not worry it is an artifact of the math ...Read more
33 year old husband has 7.9 uric acid levels in blood. Bun levels and creatinine are normal. Is this uric acid level a concern? What can cause this?
Can a gout attack (ankle) in the elderly cause mental confusion from high uric acid level? Bun is fine, creatinine is 1.8. Thanks 4 any info. :)
Can weight gain from prednisone (20lbs) cause an increase in creatinine and bun? Have had increasing labs past 3 months. Been on pred 6mo. Almost off
Unlikely: Prednisone may cause a negative nitrogen balance due to protein catabolism and, therefore, may cause a rise in bun. It may also cause sodium and fluid retention and potassium loss. However, I am unaware of any effects of corticosteroids on serum creatinine or glomerular filtration rate per se. If you do have sle, it is possible that you may have renal involvement. ...Read more
Sle pt on cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil). If cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) can cause increased bun why is it used for lupus nephritis? Also can it increase creatinine?
Chf patient under 1L water intake a day, BUN level 63, creatinine 2.0 on lasix 40 mg maintenance dosage. Should water intake be increased a little so the kidneys don't conserve water? Asking because of decreased urination wirh stable GFR. Check Adh?
CHF/ renal disease: This question is best asked to you cardiologist, as you have CHF and kidney damage so your fluid balance is very delicate. Drinking too much can put you back in CHF. Would recheck your creatinine and your creatinine clearence, EF on echocardiogram as it may have changed. Discuss this with your cardiologist ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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