Urea is made in the liver and passed out of your body in the urine. If your kidneys are not able to remove urea from the blood normally, your BUN level rises. Heart failure, dehydration, or a diet high in protein can also make your BUN level higher. Liver disease or damage can lower your BUN level.
Likewise, people ask, what causes the bun to be high?
Increased blood urea nitrogen (BUN) may be due to prerenal causes (cardiac decompensation, water depletion due to decreased intake and excessive loss, increased protein catabolism, and high protein diet), renal causes (acute glomerulonephritis, chronic nephritis, polycystic kidney disease, nephrosclerosis, and tubular
What are the symptoms of high creatinine levels?
In others, depending on the cause of the problem, different symptoms of kidney failure may be present including:
- feeling dehydrated,
- swelling (edema),
- shortness of breath,
- confusion, or.
- many other nonspecific symptoms (for example, nausea, vomiting, neuropathy, and dry skin).
What is bun in dog blood test?
A routine blood screen can detect kidney disease by measuring, among other values, the blood urea nitrogen (BUN) and creatinine. BUN and blood creatinine levels are used to measure the body waste products in your dog's blood stream.