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My bun creatinine is 40. Should I be concerned

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My bun creatinine is 40. Should I be concerned
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Abid replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

abnormal BUN/Creatinine ratio is only meaningful if you have known kidney disease

if your creatinine levels are normal and your BUN levels are close to normal, then you don't have to worry about your kidneys.

how old are you?

are you drinking enough water?

being hydrated and drinking 1-2 liters of water daily is the best way to help your kidneys function at their best.

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Expert:  Dr. Abid replied 1 year ago.


Expert:  Dr. Abid replied 1 year ago.

As I am first to respond your question ...

Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN) is another measure of wastes (urea) in the blood. Urea is produced from the breakdown of protein already in the body and protein in your diet. A high BUN usually means that kidney function is less than normal, but other factors may affect the BUN level. Bleeding in the intestines, congestive heart failure, and certain medications may make the BUN higher than normal. As BUN rises, symptoms of kidney disease may appear, such as a bad taste in the mouth, poor appetite, nausea, and vomiting.

The normal BUN level for healthy individuals is 7-20 mg/dL in adults, and 5-18 mg/dL in children.

You have value of 40 , so you should once consult Nephrologist please .

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