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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
Is it possible to have high creatinine, high blood urea nitrogen and high potassium levels simultaneously?
Absolutely yes: This is exactly what is seen with kidney (renal) failure. I am not making a diagnosis on this information alone. I can only advise strongly that anyone with elevation in bun, cr and potassium, as listed above, should see his/her physician immediately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
High BUN: You need to have more than a blood urea nitrogen (BUN) value to determine you have chronic kidney disease. You also need a creatinine (c) level, at the very least. Your BUN level is a reflection of your protein intake and your state of dehydration. If you ratio of BUN to c is > 20:1, you may have been dehydrated. Ask your doctor for more information. ...Read more
Find cause: Treat the patient, not the number. High BUN can be due to something as simple as eating a steak dinner & then running a marathon & getting dehydrated. This is good for you & need not be treated. Or it can be the sign of kidney disease, which should be treated; there are a lot of them & you need to find which one. ...Read more
High BUN and pain: You should ask your question to the physician (p) who ordered the blood work on you allowing you to discover the fact you had a high bun. Your p knows your case best of all, including the level of your bun, and is in a better position to give you a meaningful answer to your question. ...Read more
Adjunct only: If you truly have renal disease, evidenced by a seriously and consistently elevated BUN and creatinine, then your focus needs to be on scientific, modern, evidence-based treatment that will keep you off dialysis / transplant service. You're welcome to use the ancient plant-based medicines as adjuncts but keep your nephrologist informed. ...Read more
Depends on med: Depends on type and dose of medication, best to consult with doctor. ...Read more
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