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Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a group of disorders that result from the formation and progressive enlargement of cysts in the kidneys without dysplasia, usually leading to renal failure.

Elevated BUN and Creatinine Level: Causes and Management

2013-06-06 10:20

Elevated BUN and Creatinine Level: Causes and ManagementBlood urea nitrogen (BUN) and serum creatinine both are common blood tests to reflect how our kidneys are working. If the kidney filtration function is damaged severely, elevated BUN and creatinine level will occur easily. Then, it is very necessary to make clear its causes and management.

The root cause of elevated BUN and creatinine level

In the body, BUN and creatinine are waste product of metabolism. Generally, healthy kidneys keep them changing between the normal range (9-20mg/dl for BUN, 0.5-1.2mg/dl for creatinine). However, once the kidney functioning cells are impaired badly, more and more waste products including BUN and creatinine will build up in the body. Most often, BUN and creatinine level won’t be higher than the normal unless more than 50% kidney function is lost.

From this analysis, we can know damaged kidney cells and low kidney function are the root causes of these abnormal blood tests.

How to lower elevated BUN and creatinine level?

Dialysis, a common kidney replacing therapy, has a quick and obvious benefit of removing small molecular substances from the body. Therefore, the doctor may recommend dialysis when your creatinine level is higher than 5.0 or BUN level is higher than 60. After several dialysis, you can find both creatinine and BUN is lower than before, but they may come up between two dialysis treatment. What’s more, it is more likely to cause some complications like muscle cramps only depending on kidney dialysis.

To improve ESRD patients’ overall health, kidney experts create a new treatment, called Immunotherapy. Through purifying blood and increasing the self-curative ability of damaged kidney cells, Immunotherapy can not only remove excess BUN and creatinine from the body but also improve patients’ kidney function gradually. Once patients’ kidney function is enhanced successfully, they can live as normal as others.

If you are tested out elevated BUN or creatinine level, please don’t lose your confidence. With a correct treatment, you can still regain a normal life.

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