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Does low carb diet affect bun and carbon dioxide levels?

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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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In brief: Always &Other Issues

Bun=blood urea nitrogen, a breakdown product of proteins being cleared.
So rates of protein breakdown, combined with the amount of h20 it is in, determine the BUN (a concentration within extracellular water). Co2 (aka carbonic acid, in water) is primarily determined by rate of breathing (blowing off co2) & is the primary brain driver for breathing rate (along with exercise & anxiety).

In brief: Always &Other Issues

Bun=blood urea nitrogen, a breakdown product of proteins being cleared.
So rates of protein breakdown, combined with the amount of h20 it is in, determine the BUN (a concentration within extracellular water). Co2 (aka carbonic acid, in water) is primarily determined by rate of breathing (blowing off co2) & is the primary brain driver for breathing rate (along with exercise & anxiety).
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