What causes high urea and creatinine?

What causes high urea and creatinine?

What causes high urea and creatinine?

Increased plasma creatinine is almost invariably a consequence of reduced GFR and therefore has a renal cause. Although reduced GFR (i.e. renal disease) is also associated with increased plasma urea concentration, there are other non-renal conditions that can give rise to increased plasma urea [1].

What happens if blood urea and creatinine are high?

When this happens, urine may accumulate in the kidneys, leading to a condition called hydronephrosis. Symptoms of a urinary tract blockage can develop quickly or slowly over time depending on the cause. Some signs to look out for in addition to a high creatinine level include: pain in your back or side.

What is normal urea level?

In general, around 6 to 24 mg/dL (2.1 to 8.5 mmol/L ) is considered normal. But normal ranges may vary, depending on the reference range used by the lab and your age.

Why is urea and creatinine test done?

A creatinine test is used to see if your kidneys are working normally. It’s often ordered along with another kidney test called blood urea nitrogen (BUN) or as part of a comprehensive metabolic panel (CMP). A CMP is a group of tests that provide information about different organs and systems in the body.

Why creatinine better than urea?


  • Muscle cramps
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Swelling in the feet and ankles ( edema)
  • Excessive urination or lower than normal urination
  • Shortness of breath
  • Trouble sleeping ( insomnia)
  • Nerve pain
  • How does urea affect your kidney function?

    If your doctor suspects that you have kidney disease or damage

  • If your kidney function needs to be evaluated,especially if you have a chronic condition such as diabetes or high blood pressure
  • To help determine the effectiveness of dialysis treatment if you’re receiving hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis
  • What should I eat if my creatinine is high?

    ensuring that the body is hydrated

  • limiting the intake of red meat
  • avoiding some types of intense exercise
  • seeking medical advice before taking creatine supplements
  • What are reasons for the increase of urea level?

    reasons for an increase in urea in the blood. a high level of urea indicates a high level of nitrogen in the blood because the kidneys do not filter waste products as they should and therefore the body receives a high dose of toxins in the form of high levels of urea. renal insufficiency.