High BUN level is a sign of kidney damage. But is it a sign of dialysis? Go on reading and find the answers!
BUN refers to abbreviation for blood urea nitrogen, which is often used as an important indicator to measure how your kidneys work. It is the by-product of protein and should be filtered by kidneys. When there is high BUN level, kidney function may have probably declined. If the BUN accumulates in blood for a long time, a series of symptoms will occur, such as nausea, vomiting, ammonia taste in mouth, poor appetite, etc. Therefore, to preserve the remaining kidney function, extra BUN should be discharged out of the body.
How to get rid of BUN? When it reaches a certain level, dialysis will applied in most countries. Dialysis is regarded as an artificial kidney, which used to remove extra toxins and water in blood. Doing dialysis properly and timely will help relieve symptoms, control the progression of the initial disease, preventing complications. But it is not like that once BUN level is elevated, dialysis is needed. Starting dialysis too early will do harm to kidney functions. Kidney function will drop more quickly with early dialysis.
To what BUN level is dialysis needed? Normally, when BUN level is more than 21.4mmol/l or increases 9mmol/l every day, dialysis should be applied. But it should be on the premise of having oliguria or anuria for more than 24-48 hours. However, if the BUN level increases to over 54mmol/l, you need to do dialysis immediately.
One thing you should notice is that dialysis is not the only way to lower high BUN level. There are many natural remedies in China that show good effect on kidney disease, such as the Hot Compress Therapy. If you want to know more about the natural therapy, you can leave a message firstname.lastname@example.org and then we will reply as soon as possible!
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