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Potential Complications Of A High Bun Level
Azotemia: High blood urea nitrogen and creatinine together. Please keep in mind that today's "normal creatinine / normal estimated gfr" make all well-muscled men into instant kidney patients, and that eating a big steak can raise your BUN above the reference range. Common sense and a basic knowledge of biology's central to understanding labs. ...Read more
is Urinary Tract Infection and high levels of diabetes can be a cause for serumcreatinine levels high?
Yes: Long standing and poorly controlled diabetes are clearly a risk for permanent kidney damage (diabetic nephropathy), manifest by both elevated serum creatinine and protein spilling in the urine (proteinuria). Urinary tract infections can also worsen kidney function if there is pyelonephritis (infection of the kidney) or systemic infection. ...Read more
What amylase level is too high for female? What can be problems if also high BUN/Creatinine ratio, high anion gap, and high direct bilirubin?
Why do you ask?: Amylase kay be very high without being a problem because of a harmless variant called macroamylasemia. The ratio is useful only to explain other abnormals is obvious disease. Same is basically true if the gap. If you feel well, slightly high direct bilirubin may be meds or a minir metabolic glitch. Your physician is your best guide. ...Read more
What health risks are associated with a very high concentration of high density lipoproteins in the bloodstream?
HDL: Our Protector: High density lipoproteins are the molecules in the cholesterol machinations that clean up the arteries, help avoid arterial damage and protect one from significant cardiovascular risk. The higher this number the better protection one can have. ...Read more
Renal Insufficiency,: There are several reasons for these values, but the predominant theme of just about all of them is renal insufficiency or failure. Gfr or glomerular filtration rate is lowered, as in toxicity, acute and chronic glomerulonephritis, pyelonephritis, diabetes, dehydration, esrd (end stage renal disease), and atherosclerosis. Many of these, like diabetes & toxicities also cause high anion gap. ...Read more
Delivery: Perspective is that 21% is the concentration from the air we breath. 2-3% increase in concentration is from each liter of oxygen added. So 1 liter is about 24% and this can go through a nasal canula tube. Over 4-5 liters, you cannot get this from a canula and need continuous flow to maintain the concentration. This would be considered "high" in my book. Not sure if this answers your question. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a risk of low ammonia blood levels in a healthy person due to taking high doses of Lactulose daily for constipation?
No: No risk of low ammonia.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have a high blood Bun level of 23 w/range 10-20 and a low blood Creatinine level of 0.65 w/range of 0.70-1.20. I'm a little confused as to meaning?
Dehydration: Were you dehydrated when the blood was drawn. If you were asked to come fasting, you may not have taken enough water. Dehydration affects BUN more than it affects creatinine. Since creatinine is normal, I would not worry about BUN. At your next test, make sure you drink water in the morning before the blood is drawn. ...Read more
Would a diet high in protein lead to increased kidney levels? level was slightly high upon admit, increased after given concentrated protein in food
Creatine in muscle: Muscles r mostly made of protein. Creatine (Cr) is from muscle breakdown & a blood test measuring it is often used 2 estimate how well the kidneys work. (Note high Cr means worse kidneys). Cr is also sold as a protein powder for body builders, but 1-2 servings shdn't raise the Cr very much. Regular intake, I suppose, cd have an effect. More likely something else was damaging ur kidney or muscles. ...Read more
Short and long term: High blood sugar causes numerous long term complications affecting the eyes, kidneys, brain, heart, etc. Very high blood sugar in the short term can cause more severe problems. One is the diabetic hyperglycemic hyperosmolar syndrome, where the high glucose level leads to dehydration and even coma. Diabetic ketoacidosis is usually in type i diabetics with low Insulin levels and high glucose. ...Read more
Postoperatively, what are the possible reasons for elevated blood glucose and low potassium levels after the removal of a brain tumor?
Let me explain: Cushing's syndrome is a condition that results from dramatically elevated levels of cortisol in the bloodstream. The sedimentation rate blood test measures how quickly red blood cells settle in a test tube in one hour. The more red cells that fall to the bottom of the test tube in one hour, the higher the sed rate. Find out if inflammation is present some place in the body. ...Read more
What are the possible causes of persistently high blood glucose, >20 mmol/l, in a dm2 patient with esrf, despite doubling dosage of nph within a week?
Diabetes: Most common reason for high blood sugar is poor diet. Sorry but it's true. In other words, my patients can always out eat any amount of Insulin i prescribe. So it's very important to eat low glycemic foods as suggested by your diabetic education/nutritionist. Next most common cause is an underlying infection. Always check bottom of your feet for nails, objects, etc. Most important, follow up w/doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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