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Blood Work: Understanding BUN and Creatinine by Lauren B. Patient Expert Posted Wed 27 Aug 2008 8:33am In order to determine kidney function, a blood test called the BUN Creatinine is performed. BUN stands for b lood u rine n itrogen. It measures how much urea is present in the bloodstream. High levels of urea indicate that the kidneys are having trouble filtering it out. The most noticeable effect of impaired kidney function is a marked decrease ... Read on »
Unfairly condemned Creatinine by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sun 04 Dec 2011 7:59pm Ask any dialysis patient worth the little salt he eats which is the blood test he would most commonly associate with kidney disease and chances are that the answer would be creatinine. From the time you get diagnosed, everyone talks about creatinine. "How much is your creatinine?" is a question I have been asked the most, even more than, "What ... Read on »
Is checking creatinine really useful once you are on regular dialysis? by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 07 Nov 2011 9:47pm Most dialysis centers have standard protocols when it comes to monthly blood tests. Most centers have Serum Creatinine as one of the tests required to be done as part of these tests. From Wikipedia : "Creatinine is a break-down product of creatine phosphate in muscle, and is usually produced at a fairly constant rate by the body (depending o ... Read on »
Identifying Kidney Failure by KidneyHealth .. Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 1:49pm LISA CLARK: I'm Lisa Clark. Thank you for joining us for this webcast. The statistics are sobering. An estimated 1 out of every 12 people in America suffers from kidney and urinary tract diseases. Kidney disease is one of the most expensive chronic disease to treat, and partly due to an aging population, it has become the ninth leading cause of dea ... Read on »
Can Patients with Renal Failure Lower Creatinine by crlina Facebook Posted Thu 03 May 2012 1:31am Creatinine is a waste product produced by muscles, and it will be excreted by kidney. Once kidney is damaged, the glomerular filtration rate will decline, which is unable to excrete creatinine and other toxins, so the kidney function becomes worse and worse and finally Renal Failure or Uremia appear. We must take actions to lower creatinine t ... Read on »
Zometa: suspect in kidney function changes by Donna Peach Patient Expert Posted Tue 05 Jan 2010 12:00am Now that we are all back to work I was able to talk with my hemonc nurse, so we have a plan. Per a few readings on my urine and blood tests (including a rising creatinine level) it appears that something is affecting my kidney function. It seems the wonderful Zometa®, which helps the body to rebuild bone, can become renal toxic. This is, ... Read on »
Kidney function improved by exercise by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 3:32pm We already know that exercise helps to prevent heart attacks, strokes, diabetes, obesity and certain cancers, and may extend life span. Now a report from Italy shows that exercise may also help to prevent kidney damage that occurs with aging ( Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine , May 2008). Doctors measure kidney function by calculati ... Read on »
Creatinine from the Black Lagoon by Tom S. Patient Expert Posted Wed 25 Apr 2007 1:30pm I met Brenda at the hospital today (six days post-transplant) for our post-operative check-ups. Brenda looks and feels great. We are both off of our narcotic (and delicious) painkillers in favor of (plain, boring) Tylenol. My wounds (three of them) from surgery are all healing well. I was mostly interested in finding out our current creatinine l ... Read on »
Kidney disease coupled with ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted Sun 24 Apr 2011 9:29pm Kidney disease coupled with heart disease common problem in elderly Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is common and linked with heart disease in the very elderly, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society Nephrology (CJASN). ... Read on »
Creatinine Blood Test by Romelette L. Patient Expert Posted Wed 11 Mar 2009 3:19pm On my last laboratory, I asked to have a creatinine. Though it was not part of my doctor’s order i still wanted to check it out. For those of you who don’t know creatinine is a blood test that is used to gauge if your kidneys are functioning well. So I got a little paranoid when I saw that my crea is below the normal level. I researched a little ... Read on »