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What Does Elevated BUN/Creatinine Ratio Mean

What Does Elevated BUN/Creatinine Ratio MeanBoth high serum creatinine (Scr) and high blood urea nitrogen (BUN) can reflect the damage degree of glomerular filtration rate. If BUN/creatinine ratio increases, it may indicate some disorders.

Creatinine and BUN levels

In addition to kidney disease, BUN level can also be affected by some other factors such as high-protein diet, hemorrhage of digestive tract, dehydration or high metabolism. If exogenous creatinine intake and the production of creatinine in the blood are stable, the creatinine level is mainly depended on the glomerular filtration ability. Therefore, serum creatinine level is more reliable than BUN, so BUN/creatinine ratio has certain clinic meaning.

The normal BUN/creatinine ratio

The answer may be changed in different labs. Most often, BUN/creatinine ratio is 12~20:1.

What does elevated BUN/creatinine ratio indicate?

- Dissimilation hyperthyroidism: Fever, taking steroids or tetracycline, stringent state, and so on.

- High-protein diet or digestive tract bleeding

- Hyperfunction of urea reabsorption: Dehydration, heart insufficiency, decline of blood volume, liver syndrome, urinary tract obstruction, and so on.

From this analysis, we can know the increased BUN/creatinine can reveal so many disorders. If you are tested about this problem, you should consult the doctor to find out the underlying cause and then accept effective treatments to manage it in detail.

If you have kidney disease and want to reduce your creatinine and BUN levels, you are recommended to begin from repairing your impaired kidney cells and controlling complications that may worsen your overall health condition and kidney condition. At present, Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, Immunotherapy, Clear Blood Pollution Therapy, and Stem Cell Therapy can help deal with kidney disease and lower both high creatinine and BUN levels.

Additionally, you should also follow a low-sodium and low-protein diet plan. Then, you can find your health condition is improved a lot.

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