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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.

Is High BUN a Sign of Kidney Failure for PKD

2013-05-14 15:41

High BUN (blood urea nitrogen) in Polycystic Kidney Disease is a sign of renal dysfunction and due to difficulty of kidney in removing blood urea nitrogen and other wastes. However, is high BUN a sign of kidney failure for PKD? What should these patients do to lower high BUN? Few of them have a clear understanding. Don’t worry! Today, we are here to help them solve these problems.

What does high BUN mean for PKD patients?

Just like high creatinine level, high BUN level usually won’t occur on PKD patients before age 30~40, because in the early several decades, all the kidney cysts are so small that can’t produce any symptom and do damage to the kidney tissues. However, as more and more kidney cysts develop in the kidneys, they will oppress their surrounding kidney tissues and replace normal kidney function.

Normally, the healthy kidneys filter wastes with the rate of 90-120 ml/min, but it declines at 4.4-5.5ml/min each year once patients begin to lose their kidney function. With high BUN, patients must have lost more than 50% kidney function. The higher patients’ BUN level, the more kidney function they have lost. Clinically, BUN 60mg/dl is a sign of kidney failure.

How to lower high BUN level for PKD patients?

Since excess blood urea nitrogen building up in the body is due to low kidney filtration function and enlarged kidney cysts, cleansing blood and shrinking kidney cysts is a must to reduce elevated BUN level effectively.

In some patients’ opinion, hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis are only two choice to replace damaged kidneys to purify polluted blood, but in fact, there are many other options such as immune adsorption, hemofiltration, hemoperfusion, plasma exchange, CRRT, etc. Choosing a correct blood purification mean, patients can get a cleaner internal environment and improve their overall health.

As for kidney cysts shrinkage, Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is considered as the most natural and efficient treatment for PKD. After a period of treatment, you can find your kidney cysts are much smaller than before.

To lower high BUN and prevent kidney failure for PKD patients is not an easy thing, and it needs the joint effort of the doctor and yourself. If you want to live a healthier life, welcome to tell us your medical problems.

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