What does high urea in blood mean? In clinic, blood urea nitrogen (BUN) is usually used to reveal urea levels in blood. BUN along with serum creatinine are two reliable indicators for kidney function. However, high urea in blood doesn’t always reflect kidneys are damaged.
If high blood urea is due to too much consumption of protein, you don’t need to be worried.
Urea is one terminal product of protein metabolism. If blood tests only show urea in blood raises, it is more likely to be a result of too much protein intake especially low-quality protein. In this case, change diet structure and reduce the intake of protein, such as meat and fish, so that high urea reduces spontaneously.
If urea and creatinine in the blood both increase abnormally, you should pay highly attention.
Generally speaking, the increase of both urea and creatinine is one indicator of kidney damage, and it seems that more than 50% of kidney function has been lost. If left alone, build up of these toxins can cause further kidney damage or even kidney failure. Therefore, effective treatments to lower urea and creatinine should be taken.
- Choose high-quality protein
High-quality protein mainly provide essential amino acid, so it produces less waste like urea that can reduce the burden on kidneys. On one hand, it can meet body’s protein need. On the other hand, it can help protect remaining kidney function.
- Eat correct foods and drinks
Some foods and drinks have the lowering-urea property, because they can help increase glomerular filtration rate and urea excretion. For example, dandelion root tea and bitter gourd just two helpful choices. To learn more about these foods and drinks, you can leave a message to email@example.com.
- Take Hot Compress Therapy
Based on Chinese medicine and western medicine, Hot Compress Therapy can not only lower high urea and creatinine level in the blood but also repair damaged kidney cells. Therefore, it does a lot for kidney disease patients. Learn more about this therapy, you can consult doctor online.