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What does BUN mean?

BUN is a blood test that is most often used as one measure of kidney function.

BUN stands for Blood Urea Nitrogen.

Urea is a waste product from protein breakdown. The kidneys normally remove excess urea. If the kidneys do not work properly, Urea builds up in the blood and the BUN is elevated.

Can you name 4 foods that are high in postassium? Answer: Bananas, Oranges, Grapefruit and Tomatoes. Some other foods high in postassium include apricots and salt substitutes. Dialysis patients should consult with their kidney specialist and nutritionist to plan an appropriate diet.
What US city has the highest incidence of kidney disease and chronic renal failure?

Answer: Washington DC
To read more about Washington and CKD, click here.

Dialysis Quiz of the Day!
Can you name 4 foods that are high in Potassium? Answer: click here!
What US city has the highest rate of chronic kidney disease requiring dialysis? Answer: click here!
What does BUN mean? Answer: click here!

Do you know what Kidney Swaps are?
Read about this new kidney transplantation phenomenom here!

'PKD' stands for which genetic kidney disorder?
Answer: click here

Do you know what the DASH diet ?
Diabetes is the #1 cause of kidney failure leading to Hemodialysis.
Read about heart disease in diabetes, chronic kidney disease and hemodialysis:
The heart and diabetic nephropathy.
Why are salt substitutes a potential problem in patients with chronic kidney disease, dialysis or hemodialysis?
 
 
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