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BUN/Creatinie Ratio

Discussion in 'Ask Jack' started by RickD, Jan 23, 2014.

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  1. RickD

    RickD New Member

    Jack,

    Listening to the community webinar, Great job BTW, and wanted to clear something up. In one of the questions you stated your optimal range for the BUN/Creatinine ratio and said anything outside that is caused by dehydration. Can it be higher for other reasons? Looking back over my old blood work it wasn't unusual to see numbers in the high 20s or low 30s and one of my docs once told me it was due to all the protein I ate. Other markers like NA and K levels for these tests were good and my CO2 ran 30-32 so it looks the mitochondria were working pretty well. In 2012-2013 the ratio dropped to between 12-17 with the biggest change being a 50% reduction in my protein consumption.

    My fluid consumption is about a gallon a day between a high fat morning smoothie and spring water which to me is somedays a challenge to chug all that down. Are you and most the members drinking more than that?

    Thanks
     
  2. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

    when I said dehydration it encompasses a lot of different etiologies......most people have one idea of what dehydration means. I have decided not to get into all the other areas to polute the message.......but before the next blog drops I think I am going to add a mini video intro to the topic.
     
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