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Blood Urea Nitrogen in Bangalore

Also known as Serum BUN
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Understanding Blood Urea Nitrogen in Bangalore

What is Blood Urea Nitrogen in Bangalore?

A Blood Urea Nitrogen test measures the level of urea nitrogen in the blood. This test is done to detect any kidney disease or damage, or if you are undergoing treatment for any known kidney disease. It is often done as part of routine health checkups to determine your kidney function. 

What does Blood Urea Nitrogen measure?

A Blood Urea Nitrogen test measures the levels of urea nitrogen in the blood. Blood urea is a waste product that is formed in the liver when you eat food and the protein is metabolized into amino acids. This process leads to the production of ammonia that is further converted into urea. Both ammonia and urea are nitrogenous compounds. Your liver releases urea into the blood which is then carried out to the kidneys. In the kidneys, urea is filtered from the blood and flushed out of the body via urine. This is a continuous process, so a small amount of urea nitrogen always remains in the blood.

In the case of a kidney or liver disease, there is a change in the amount of urea present in the blood. If your liver produces urea in an increased amount or if there is any problem in kidney functioning, there might be difficulty in filtering out the waste products from the blood, which can result in increased urea levels in the blood.

Answers to Patient Concerns & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Blood Urea Nitrogen in Bangalore

Frequently Asked Questions about Blood Urea Nitrogen in Bangalore

Q. When should I get a blood urea nitrogen test done?

You may need a blood urea nitrogen (BUN) test if you are suspected of having any kidney disease or symptoms such as swelling or puffiness around the eyes, ankles, and wrist; foamy or bloody urine; burning sensation while urinating; back pain; loss of appetite; or high blood pressure.

Q. Is there any risk associated with a BUN test?

There is no risk associated with a BUN test. However, you may feel slight pain at the site where a needle is used to prick to collect a blood sample, which is usually self-limiting. Rarely, some people may also experience swelling or bruising at the injection site. Applying ice over that area 3-4 times a week may provide relief. If it does not get better, consult your doctor.

Q. What does a high level of BUN indicate about my health?

Always consult your doctor if your BUN level is higher-than-normal. A high BUN level may indicate underlying health issues, such as acute or chronic kidney failure, urinary tract obstruction, or dehydration.

Q. What happens if my BUN level is low?

Always consult your doctor if your BUN level is lower-than-normal. A low BUN level may indicate that you are having a low-protein and high carbohydrates diet or have liver failure.

Q. What other tests can be advised by the doctor along with a BUN test?

Your doctor may suggest a creatinine test or renal panel along with a BUN test if they suspect kidney diseases.

Q. What are the signs and symptoms of kidney dysfunction?

The signs and symptoms of kidney dysfunction include swelling around eyes or in the face, wrists, abdomen, thighs or ankles, fatigue, lack of concentration, poor appetite, and difficulty sleeping. The other symptoms can be foamy or bloody or coffee-colored urine, decrease in the amount of urine, discomfort in urinating (e.g., feeling of burning sensation while urinating or passage of discharge while urinating), change in frequency of urination, mid back pain below the ribs, and high blood pressure.
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