Thread: Elevated BUN level?
04-12-2004, 10:33 AM #1
Elevated BUN level?
I went to the doc the other day cause I have this funny lump on the left side of my throat and they did a blood test to see if everything was kosher. It turns out that I have a BUN of 32. The lady who did the test said that 24 was the high end of normal. She recommended that I stop taking whey protein supps. Does anyone have any insight on this. Thanks everyone. Mark
04-12-2004, 02:31 PM #2
i know a BUN test is a somewhat routine test used primarily to evaluate renal (kidney) function. i believe normal range is more around 20 mg/dl. BUN stands for blood urea nitrogen (sure you know that). urea is the end product of protein metabolism. most renal diseases affect urea excretion so that BUN levels increase in the blood. how much protein are you currently intaking a day?
04-12-2004, 02:37 PM #3
I'd talk to your doc before you take the advice of a phlebotomist.
Just eating protein, or taking whey, isn't going to raise BUN...there's probably something underlying that needs to be checked out.
04-12-2004, 02:54 PM #4
abnormal results can may indicate excessive protein ingestion, hows your bp? any kidney problems, is your urinary tract fine? if so, its likely a result of excessive intake. in that case lower your intake for a couple wks and see if the lump lessens
04-12-2004, 02:59 PM #5Originally Posted by cb25
04-12-2004, 03:00 PM #6Originally Posted by floyd_turbo
04-12-2004, 03:44 PM #7
Floyd Turbo and HeartDoc, thank you so much for your informative posts. I'll give ya the skinny on my situation. I currently stand 6'5" and about 235 pounds. My dietary protein intake including whey and whole foods averages about 350 grams per day, spread throughout about 7-8 meals. My urinary functioning seems to be pretty normal. I go quite often (a side-effect of drinking 3 gallons of water a day I'm sure. I have an ultrasound tomorrow morning and a consultation with an Ear/ Nose/Throat doctor tomorrow afternoon. Also, I have a followup bloodtest 2 weeks from the original. Again, thank you so much to all those that posted. I really appreciate the help and will inform you all with whatever I find out. Mark
04-12-2004, 03:46 PM #8Originally Posted by HeartDocMD
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