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What Does It Indicate With Low GFR And High BUN

2014-05-11 01:15

What Does It Indicate With Low GFR And High BUNWhat does it mean when Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR) is low and Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN) is high? GFR is a measurement of kidney function. When it is low, it usually indicate kidney function become insufficient. BUN is a waste product in blood. When kidney function cannot perform as well as they should do, blood urea nitrogen will be increased. Therefore, low GFR and high BUN both indicate poor kidney function.

What will happen with low GFR?

Kidneys work as discharging waste products and toxins in blood. They also keep balance of electrolytes and water. When GFR is lower than normal, these functions of kidneys will be affected. In this condition, a series of symptoms will occur as a consequence of low GFR, such as poor appetite, itchy skin, anemia, fatigue and swelling as well as proteinuria.

What causes high blood urea nitrogen in blood?

As mentioned above, low GFR means that kidney cannot do what they should do, thus causing elevated BUN in blood. Just like creatinine, BUN does not occur until at least half of kidney function has been damaged. Thereby, once you notice you have increased blood urea nitrogen, your kidney disease has progressed into stage 3.

Of course, extra protein intake may cause temporary increase of urea in blood. In this case, you do not need to worry too much. As long as you reduce protein intake, your high BUN will be normal.

What should do with low GFR and high BUN level?

If kidneys are injured, GFR will be lower and also blood urea nitrogen will be higher. In this light, stopping kidney damage or repairing injured kidneys is they key point in increasing GFR and lowering BUN level. To make it come true, we recommend Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy. This therapy is effective in repairing damaged kidney lesions and improve kidney function. The injured glomerular filtration membrane basement can be repaired. Thus the GFR will be increased and extra urea nitrogen will be discharged out of your body.

If you want to know more information on Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, you can talk with our online doctors, they will tell you in detail. Or you can leave your question to kidneycares@hotmail.com, and we will rely you via email.

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