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Kidney Urea Level
The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more
Not a problem: The reference range for urea is the level for most folks who are not obviously sick. Low serum urea is never a problem. If you're obviously sick with something else, it may provide a clue -- but probably not. I hope you're not restricting dietary protein for some reason. "treat the person, not the numbers" -- but i'm glad you're asking and remaining proactive. ...Read more
My wife (41 yrs old) is suffering from kidney problem. Her creatitine level is 6.50mg/dl and urea 115mg/dl.She is on allopathic medicines.Pl suggest?
Kidney problem: Your wife needs to a nephrologist to have an elevation of her kidneys' function. She needs a history, physical exam, a 24 hour urine collection for creatinine clearance and protein as well as a renal ultrasound. Once these results are in, the nephrologist can give you both a better idea of her prognosis and can formulate a treatment plan for her. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi, I want to understand what blood urea is and its range. If the levels are elevated what does it signify. Does it mean kidney problems. Thanks.
What's BUN?: BUN stands for blood urea nitrogen. Urea nitrogen is what forms when protein breaks down and it not used by itself to identify patients with kidney disease. BUN is elevated in cases of dehydration as well as kidney disease. Serum creatinine (C) is a better determinant of kidney function. If the BUN C ratio is > 20, the patient may be dehydrated. The normal range of B is 7-20 mg/dl. ...Read more
Eat Less Protein: If your urea, your "bun" --blood urea nitrogen, is high, it means your kidneys are damaged or failing. The urea is a waste product of the breakdown of dietary protein or the protein in your own muscles and tissues, so you can lower it by eating exactly the amount of protein they need each day. This may be as low as 0.3 grams of dietary protein per kilogram ideal body weight per day. ...Read more
My creatinine is 6.37 .What is my kidney fuction .Iam 27yrs old and my urea result is 141 please help me?
High creatinine: Your results show you to have far advanced chronic kidney disease and possibly kidney failure. You should ask the doctor who ordered to the blood work to send you to a nephrologist who will order a 24 hour urine for creatinine clearance and protein and have blood taken when you return the urine. A renal ultrasound will also need to be done to see the size and morphology of your kidneys. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
5 year male. rt kidney not functional. Left have pyelonephiritis changes at upper & lower pole. urea, creatine, urine culture, Hb, BP normal. advice?
Treat infection 1st: Harold, this child's infection must be treated first--then consideration of treatment for the nonfunctional kidney may be undertaken. In a 5 year old boy, the root cause of the nonfunctioning kidney and the cause of kidney infection should be sought, so that proper treatment can be undertaken. See a pediatric urologist. ...Read more
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