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Does Elevated BUN Level Mean Renal Insufficiency

2014-04-02 19:04| Font Size A A A

For people with kidney disease,they are no strangers to elevated BUN level. Sometimes, patients may have such a doubt: ”Does it mean renal insufficiency”?

How does elevated BUN level occur?

BUN, short for blood urea nitrogen, and it refers to the by-product of organic compounds containing nitrogen. In normal condition, it can be kept at a constant level. However, when the “blood-cleaners” are damaged seriously, various toxins including blood urea nitrogen will build up in the body, and that’s how high BUN level occur. To be honest, the accumulation of toxins can lead to many serious complications, later symptoms including swelling, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, fluid and electrolyte imbalance, skin itching, chest distress, insomnia, headache, etc are more likely to occur.

Does elevated BUN level mean renal insufficiency?

According to the research, it can be commonly seen in many renal parenchyma disorders like glomerulonephritis, interstitial nephritis, acute kidney failure, chronic kidney failure, etc. In clinical, it is an important index to measure how your kidneys work.

However, high BUN level does not mean renal insufficiency. As various reasons can lead to it, such as, gastrointestinal bleeding, urinary tract obstruction, severe infections, heart failure, fever, dehydration, shock, steroid medications, excess intake of protein and so on.

What should patient do treat renal insufficiency?

To treat renal insufficiency radically, the most important step is to repair the injured renal cells and improve kidney function. At our center, treatments like Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, Immunotherapy, Full Bath Therapy can all be helpful. Meanwhile, it is essential to pay attention to the diet, do regular check-ups, take moderate exercises, keep a positive attitude and so on. Wanna to get and individualized advice? Remember that our Free Online Doctor is always here to help.

In conclusion, we can come to know that elevated BUN level does not mean renal insufficiency. If there is anything unclear, please fill in the form below. Good luck!



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