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What is the cause of hyponatremia and high urea in patient with liver chirosis and ascites?

What is the cause of hyponatremia and high urea in patient with liver chirosis and ascites?

Well...: Liver failure (as in cirrhosis) leads to fluid retention which in turn may cause sodium to drop. Urea elevations occur when the perfusion of the kidneys is not efficient, or there is a bleed in the gastrointestinal tract (as may happen in people with cirrhosis and bleeding in this area)
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My husband has high urea what should we do?

My husband has high urea what should we do?

Increasing his water: Intake and decreasing protein intake may help. Also monitor his creatinine level. Take care! ...Read more

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I have cll and a high urea - is there any - connection? I am a white fm 53 - what does this mean?

I have cll and a high urea - is there any - connection? I am a white fm 53 - what does this mean?

Maybe: Blood urea nitrogen on a lab chemistry test is a protein metabolism waste product that is normally removed by the kidneys through the urine. High BUN levels can be due problems like dehydration, kidney or heart failure, etc... With a leukemia, if many of the bad cells are suddenly destroyed with treatment, one can get a tumor lysis syndrome in which decreased kidney function can cause high bun. ...Read more

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Treatment for high urea, uric acid, cholesterol, triglycerides?

Treatment for high urea, uric acid, cholesterol, triglycerides?

Plant based: A plant based or vegetarian diet with plenty of fluids is the cornerstone. Attempt to attain or maintain ideal body weight. If that is insufficient, there are drugs that will also make a big difference. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a high urea, uric acid, cholesterol, triglycerides in my blood test. Are there any home remedies to reduce these?

What to do if I have a high urea, uric acid, cholesterol, triglycerides in my blood test. Are there any home remedies to reduce these?

Absolutely not: Diet and exercise have relatively small influence on cholesterol and virtually no influence on uric acid levels. If you lipids are elevated, consider starting a statin. Lowering your cholesterol should also lower your uric acid level. If the absence of gout or kidney stones, a elevated uric acid means very little. ...Read more

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My father (60 yrs) is a Gout patient. Suffering now from high Urea concentrate. He did 8 dialysis so far. Kidneys are fine, but Urea still the same?

My father (60 yrs) is a Gout patient. Suffering now from high Urea concentrate. He did 8 dialysis so far. Kidneys are fine, but Urea still the same?

Determine cause: Hyperurecemia is due to either an overproduction of uric acid or decreased execration or a combination of both.

Dialysis can lower the uric acid level but slowly particularly if patient is an over producer. ...Read more

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Blood work done these are the results Urea nitrogen 22.2 high Urea nitrogen / creatinine 20.6 high Being a hep c patient Concern or not?

Blood work done these are the results Urea nitrogen 22.2 high Urea nitrogen / creatinine 20.6 high Being a hep c patient Concern or not?

Creatinine level?: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, your test results may be normal. You did not provide creatinine level but by calculating from the data you gave it is 1.08 and it is normal. You do not need to worry about these results. Do take treatment for Hep C as it is curable ...Read more

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Low rbc, high urea nitrogenBUN, high urine osmolality, high urine creatinine random, high UA sodium random, ab. Urine epithelial cell, k etones, ur. Mucus?

Low rbc, high urea nitrogenBUN, high urine osmolality, high urine creatinine random, high UA sodium random, ab. Urine epithelial cell, k etones, ur. Mucus?

Dehydrated: 39 F from Indy of unknown ethnicity medical or drugs notes low rbc high bun and high urine Na creat. ANS: sounds like anemia and dehydration or renal disease. The latter is often due to eating too much salt and HTN and choosing the wrong grandparents. Your Dr knows you best so ask them. ...Read more

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Uriine-urythocytes high, ketones 20, leukocyte esters large, leukocytes 40, nitrates positive. In blood-leukocytes high, urea nitrogen low. Am I dying?

Uriine-urythocytes high, ketones 20, leukocyte esters large, leukocytes 40, nitrates positive. In blood-leukocytes high, urea nitrogen low. Am I dying?

You have a uti: When a urinalysis shows large Leukocytes and nitrites positive you have a urinary tract infection and need antibiotics pending the culture report. On your blood test, you said leukocytes high which indicates infection. If you have fever and chills and back pain, could be kidney infection and may need treatment at Emergency Room now. You are not dying, but need urgent treatment ...Read more

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9 year old has severe headaches daily. Neurological tests & ct normal. Blood test low sodium, low haemoglobin and high urea. Drinks plenty fluids.?

9 year old has severe headaches daily. Neurological tests & ct normal. Blood test low sodium, low haemoglobin and high urea. Drinks plenty fluids.?

Check kidney status: With low hemoglobin, high urea I would make sure kidneys are functioning well, Check BP IF not checked already, have the eyes tested as well.
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**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/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

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Why urea level elevated after treatmen of leukemia?

Why urea level elevated after treatmen of leukemia?

Actually a complex?: Many possible reasons. Depends upon what you mean by after treatment...Leukemia infiltration of kidneys? Tumor lysis syndrome? Chemotherapy toxicity? Catabolic state while on steroids, prerenal azotemia secondary to cardiac dysfunction or volume depletion, etc. Can you give further details? If so, we can be much more helpful. ...Read more

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What the causes of elevated creatinine with normal urea? And causes of increase urea with normal creatinine?

Homework?: This is more than we can handle in 400 words, you know reference ranges are set so several % of healthies fall outside, that all well-muscled men have "high creatinine" and that labs mean nothing apart from people. This said, (1) healthy bodybuilder, people on Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) or Tagamet, others; (2) dehydration, after big steak dinner. Try to understand the basic biology instead of just lists. ...Read more

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My dad sufering from urter ston and kidney pain with high level of ceriatenin and normal urea also the urin is normal?

My dad sufering from urter ston and kidney pain with high level of ceriatenin and normal urea also the urin is normal?

Possible: Urine can be normal if there is complete blockage of ureter on side with stone. High level of creatinine is of concern because it suggests that both kidneys are affected. Hope he is seeing urologist & probably also needs a nephrologist. ...Read more

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My CK and urea in blood was higher than normal but my protein levels were in just above lower range. Is it from training and high protein food or?

My CK and urea in blood was higher than normal but my protein levels were in just above lower range. Is it from training and high protein food or?

If: You are training hard these numbers are not uncommon. Drink plenty of water especially if taking supplements Be cautious. Talk to you doctor if taking supplement to be safe ...Read more

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What is the most likely cause of the patient's elevated urea nitrogen?

What is the most likely cause of the patient's elevated urea nitrogen?

Here are some...: Blood urea nitrogen reflects extrinsic nitrogen intake and blood concentration. Hence, the common causes for mild elevated BUN are dehydration and high-protein diet under assuming kidney works well. In addition, kidney failure or poor circulation like heart failure may cause BUN to rise. To know more how it may mean, testing blood for creatinine, BUN, BUN to Creatinine ratio has been the standard. ...Read more

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Urea nitrogen level low, is at 6. what could cause this, should I worry? Creatine ratio is 8

Urea nitrogen level low, is at 6. what could cause this, should I worry? Creatine ratio is 8

Don't worry: I don't worry about low BUN levels. Rarely it could mean liver disease, but it has to be pretty advanced liver disease to cause BUN to drop, and you would definitely have symptoms (jaundice, abdominal swelling, extremities swelling, etc) ...Read more

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What does it indicate if you have a high level of blood urea nitrogen?

What does it indicate if you have a high level of blood urea nitrogen?

Kidney issue: In general, a high BUN is indicative of an issue with kidney function or overall dehydration. All blood tests need to be interpreted in context. ...Read more

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What is the most likely reason for having an abnormally high blood urea level?

What is the most likely reason for having an abnormally high blood urea level?

Co-tango usually: The BUN is usually 10 times the creatinine. When the creatinine goes up, the BUN goes up similarly to roughly keep this proportion, in most kidney disease states.

The notable exception is when the creatinine goes up say by 20% to 1.2, but the BUN goes up *5 to 50. This strongly suggests a pre-renal state, commonly dehydration.

Mild elevations of BUN with normal creatinines aren't of concern. ...Read more

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Are high blood urea nitrogen levels bad?

Bun: Could be bad. Could be dehydration. Depends how high and the urinslysis. ...Read more

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What is the most likely reason for having an abnormally high blood urea nitrogen level?

See below: High urea level can reflect dehydration, other causes include high protein intake, and decreased kidney function. ...Read more

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My mother has high levels of pth low vitamin d, normal creatinine and elevated levels of urea, what does this mean?

My mother has high levels of pth low vitamin d, normal creatinine and elevated levels of urea, what does this mean?

Vitamin D deficiency: Vitamin d deficiency can result in increased secretion of parathyroid hormone which attempts to maintain a normal serum calcium. Correction of the d deficiency should result in a normal parathyroid hormone level. High urea could result from dehydration. ...Read more

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My mother in law is patient of high BP and diabetic. Her creatinine level is 5.5 and blood urea 140. Is it life threatening and how can be reduced?

My mother in law is patient of high BP and diabetic. Her creatinine level is 5.5 and blood urea 140. Is it life threatening and how can be reduced?

Serious: Your mom needs to be under the care of a competent nephrologist who, when the time comes, can help manage dialysis and/or possible transplantation. ...Read more