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Polycystic Kidney Disease: What are the Symptoms of Elevated BUN Level

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When polycystic kidney disease develops into an advanced stage, it will cause more damage to kidneys. As a consequence, BUN (blood urea nitrogen) will be elevated. Then what are the symptoms of elevated BUN level?

Why BUN level will be elevated in polycystic kidney disease?

The cysts on kidneys will enlarge and increase. with the development of the cysts, the bigger one will cause pressure to surrounding kidney tissues and cause inflammation. When the inflammation enlarges, there will be more kidney damage. So the kidney function will be affected. The BUN is the waste product of protein and kidneys are responsible to filter it out. When kidneys are damaged due to the cysts, the BUN cannot be filtered and it will accumulate in blood. As a result, BUN level will be elevated. So, to some extent, high BUN level also indicate kidney problem.

What are the symptoms of elevated BUN level?

Nausea and vomiting. Nausea and vomiting is a common symptom of gastrointestinal tract. The elevated BUN will be decomposed into ammonia in the gastrointestinal tract. The ammonia will stimulate the intestinal tract and cause nausea and vomiting.

Itchy skin. Because of kidney damage, the BUN cannot be discharged by kidneys. But some of it will be discharged through sweating. When they crystallize on the skin, they will stimulate the skin, causing itchy skin.

Nerve problems. The elevate BUN can reach every part of our body with the blood circulation, causing symptoms, such as poor memory, headache, poor concentration.

How to alleviate the symptoms?

The symptoms are due to high BUN level, which is caused by kidney problem. So the root method to alleviate the symptoms is to improve kidney function. The Chinese medicine is effective in treating kidney disease, especially the Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, which is an innovation based on the traditional Chinese medicine. It aims at improving kidney function by repairing damaged kidney cells. The herbs also have a good effect on shrinking the cysts on kidneys. For more information about this therapy, you can ask the online doctor, he will help you with no charge.

The symptoms of elevated BUN level differ from people to people, the above symptoms are the commonly ones. If you have other symptoms and not sure if it is caused by high BUN level, you can send an email to, I will help you!

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