Glomerulonephritis is a disease of the kidneys in which the glomeruli, the tiny filters in the kidneys that help to clean the blood, become inflamed or damaged. High levels of creatinine and BUN indicate reduced renal function in glomerulonephritis.
High creatinine and BUN in glomerulonephritis
Glomeruli are the basic functional units in kidneys. In right condition,
wastes and extra fluid will be filtered out of body by kidneys. However, in
glomerulonephritis, the glomeruli will become inflamed and scarred as the
condition progresses. Creatinine and urea nitrogen are removed from body by
kidneys. When the glomeruli become impaired, the kidneys will fail to filter
blood normaly. As a result, high levels of creatinine and BUN will build up in
blood. High creatinine and BUN indicate serious kidney damage in
How to lower high BUN in glomerulonephritis
Drink plenty of fluids daily to stay hydrated. Dehydration refers to
inadequate water and electrolyte balance in your cells, which can cause high BUN
levels. If you are taking diuretic medications, have persistent diarrhea, lose
excess fluids through sweat or do not drink enough fluids throughout the day,
you may become dehydrated. Severe dehydration warrants hospitalization and
intravenous fluids. Mild dehydration can resolve by increasing your water
intake. Consult your physician for exact amounts based on your health
How to lower high creatinine in glomerulonephritis
Avoid creatinine supplements
If you are a body builder, you may take creatinine supplement. However, if
you are diagnosed with CKD, you should not use it any longer because creatine
can be spontaneously converted to the by-product creatinine.
Ask your doctor about dialysis if your blood creatinine levels are extremely
high, and your kidneys are not able to properly excrete creatinine. Dialysis is
not the typical treatment, but might be necessary in some cases to lower
creatinine levels and filter out waste products. In general, patients will not
produce urine when they have been on dialysis for more than six months, which
means the kidney function has been totally lost. So kidney disease patients
should not have dependency on dialysis.
Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy
This therapy can stimulate the self-regeneration of impaired kidney tissues
to enhance renal function. If the kidenys can work more efficiently to filter
blood, creatinine and urea nitrogen will be removed from body completely.