Blood urea nitrogen (BUN) is usually an indicator of kidney function. When blood urea nitrogen elevates, what should we do? Here are some natural remedies. Hope it can help you.
What causes high blood urea nitrogen in CKD patients?
Urea nitrogen forms when protein is broken down. Your kidneys remove urea nitrogen from your body by sending urea nitrogen to the bladder, where it is released with urine. When your kidneys are damaged, they can not remove the urea nitrogen properly from your blood, resulting in high blood urea nitrogen (BUN).
Natural remedies for high blood urea nitrogen in CKD patients
-Limit the intake of protein. You can take some high quality protein, for example, egg white, fish, lean meat, to reduce such metabolic waste as urea nitrogen. In different stages of CKD, there are different requirements of protein. How much protein you should take depends on your remaining kidney function. You can make a personalized diet plan with the help of our online doctors.
-Eat enough carbohydrate to reduce proteolysis. Food that contains high carbohydrate includes rice, corn, wheat and so on.
-Herbal teas. You can drink some herbal teas which has the function of diuretic, such as dandelion root tea, nettle leaf tea, etc. With more urination output, urea nitrogen can be discharged out of body.
-Traditional Chinese Medicine therapies. They are natural for they have no side effects. TCM has thousand years of history. The common therapies to treat CKD include circle therapy, foot bath, full bath, hot compress therapy, enema therapy, oral Chinese medicine, acupuncture and moxibustion, cupping therapy, etc. They help clear the toxins building up in your body so as to provide a good environment for kidney repair and then supply the necessary substance for kidney self-healing. With the recovery of injured kidneys, kidneys regain their ability to filter urea nitrogen.
All in all, when you find blood urea nitrogen increases, you should try to decrease it timely, or it may cause some discomfortable feelings, such as diarrhea, nausea and vomiting.