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As we all know thar dialysis is used for patients with kidney failure. Are all patients need dialysis with kidney failure? What about acute kidney failure? Is BUN one indicator of dialysis? At what elevated BUN level is dialysis required with acute kidney failure?
Dialysis for acute kidney failure.
As for someone whose condition is serious, dialysis is used to elevate the symptoms and sometime it is a life savor for those who have severe swelling and heart problem. It contributes a lot to do the job that kidneys cannot do with kidney problem. In addition, dialysis can also control the progression of the primary disease and prevent complications. So dialysis is needed in some circumstance.
High BUN level with acute kidney failure.
Acute kidney failure is featured as sharp drop of kidney function. It is always companied by high creatinine level and high BUN level in the blood. This is because the kidney is the main organ to filter the waste product and toxins out of the body. When the kidney is damage for some reason, it will fail to do this job. So the waste product will accumulate in the blood. BUN is one of the waste product of protein metabolism. It should be discharged out. So the high BUN level is an indicator of kidney disease.
At what elevated BUN level is dialysis required with acute kidney failure?
It is not that once BUN level is elevated, dialysis is required. You are suggested to do dialysis on the following condition.
The BUN is above 21.4mmol/l or it goes up 9mmol/l everyday. But dialysis is needed on the condition that the anuria or oliguria lasts for more than 24-48 hours.
Dialysis is urgently required with acute kidney failure if your BUN level in above 54mmol/l.
If you have the above conditions, you should have a good talk with your doctor. Whether you need dialysis or not depends on your own condition. you can send your medical report to email@example.com, our kidney doctor will help you solve this problem, besides, they will provide you more information about kidney disease and the treatments.