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07/06/2011 01:17 PM

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mike3232
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What would cause a drop in BUN and BUN/Creat ratio in one week?

BUN 13 to a 8 Normal (6-20)

UN/Creat ratio 14 to a 9 Normal (12-20)

Creatinine .9

All else Protein,albumin,AST,ALT,ALK Phos are normal range and RBC's slight low

My water consumption is high

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07/06/2011 03:21 PM
mpmom
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Usually it's because of a decrease in protein in the diet.

I haven't been able to eat right in a long time , My Bun is usually 5


07/06/2011 07:03 PM
mike3232
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Wonder why such a drop in a week.

07/06/2011 07:10 PM
sammy566
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Causes of High BUN Creatinine Ratio

•Kidney failure

•Severe dehydration

•Urinary tract blockage

•Respiratory tract bleeding

•High protein diet

•Steroid medications

Causes of Low BUN Creatinine Ratio

•Low protein diet

•Muscle injury (rhabdomyolysis)

•Syndrome of Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone Secretion (SIADH)

•Pregnancy

•Cirrhosis

Good luck

Sammy

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