Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN): Why Increases with Age & How to Decrease It?

In summary, BUN is a waste product produced when the body breaks down proteins and is filtered out by the kidneys. As we age, our kidney function decreases and can lead to an increase in BUN levels. High BUN levels may not cause noticeable symptoms, but can lead to fatigue, confusion, and swelling in severe cases. To decrease BUN levels, it is important to maintain a healthy diet, stay hydrated, and exercise regularly. If consistently high BUN levels are present, it is important to consult with a healthcare professional for further testing and treatment.
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Why do blood urea nitrogen (BUN) increases with age ? Can it be decreased?
Why do blood urea nitrogen (BUN) increases with age ? Can it be decreased?
 
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Usually both Creatinine and BUN levels are used together to make a diagnosis. You absolutely need to consult a physician, treatments vary with the exact problem. PF cannot tell you what to do or make a diagnosis.

BUN may increase normally with age as the primary "cause". It depends on the clinical assessment whether it this result is: bad , tolerable with caution, or acceptable.
 
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Related to Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN): Why Increases with Age & How to Decrease It?

1. What is Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN)?

Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN) is a waste product that is produced when the body breaks down protein. It is filtered out of the blood by the kidneys and excreted in urine.

2. Why does BUN increase with age?

As we age, our kidney function decreases, making it harder for the body to filter out BUN. This can lead to an increase in BUN levels in the blood.

3. What are the potential health risks of high BUN levels?

High BUN levels can indicate kidney dysfunction or disease. It can also be a sign of dehydration, heart failure, or liver damage. It is important to consult a doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment.

4. How can BUN levels be decreased?

BUN levels can be decreased by making dietary changes, such as reducing protein intake, and staying hydrated. In some cases, medication may be prescribed to help lower BUN levels.

5. Can exercise help lower BUN levels?

Regular exercise can help improve kidney function and may indirectly help lower BUN levels. However, it is important to consult a doctor before starting any exercise regimen, especially if you have high BUN levels.

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