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My Bun creatinine ratio jumped from 13.1 to 28 in about 6

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My Bun creatinine ratio jumped from 13.1 to 28 in about 6 months. I have been on a low carb high protein diet for about 6 months Could this be the culprit?? What should I do?
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: A dr ran the last test. I have not gotten be back to see my family dr. I'm on benicar hct and protonix. I have been on these for sometimes
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Have had 7 colon surgerys over the last 2 1/2 years. Sever dehydration each time due to throwing up. Colon blockages
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 9 months ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 9 months ago.

BUN/Creatinine ratios are only worrisome if you have a known kidney disorder or metabolic disorder.

if your BUN levels and creatinine levels are normal on their own, then the ratio is really not needed.

and high ratios are not worrisome.

make sure you drink plenty of water and fluid if you are on high protein.

what is your creatinine level?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I do not see where they are broken down. The eGfr is 40
Expert:  Dr. David replied 9 months ago.

eGFR is an estimated glomerular filtration rate, estimated on your age, sex, race and creatinine level

if you are dehydrated and your creatinine levels are elevated up above 1.0, you will have a lower eGFR, which doesn't mean you have kidney disease or damaged kidneys.

a true GFR is obtained through a 24 hour urine collection study.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Thank you for your help. I have Dr appointment on monday
Expert:  Dr. David replied 9 months ago.

you are welcome

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