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Urea 14, kidney dysfuntion - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   Hello
User :   i did a UREA test last week and the result mentioned it as 14, but the range was mentioned a s 17-43 mg/dl
User :   so what the results mean
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   May I know your age and gender?
User :   i am 33 and Male
Doctor :   And may I also know the reason why you got blood urea test done?
User :   i wanted to test my cholestoral and thought let me do the kidney related tests as well
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me brief you.
Doctor :   Both serum creatinine and blood urea are indicators of kidney functions.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Though a high level of these (both urea and creatinine) indicated kidney dysfunction, a low values are insignificant and not important clinically.
User :   actually serum creatinine was with in the range mentioned, it was 1.1 (08-1.4)
Doctor :   They may have caused either by mild liver problems, malnutritional state(reduced protein levels) and so on.
Doctor :   And so are in conditions when there is over hydration,
Doctor :   in alcohol consumption.
Doctor :   Hence they are not significant and you need not worry about this.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   yes
User :   i drink plenty of water everyday around 3-4ltrs... i dont have the habit of drinking alcohol
User :   should i reduce the amount of water that i drink
Doctor :   If you do not have any other medical problems such as liver problems, and if your not low weight, then you need not worry about the low urea levels.
Doctor :   It will improve on itself.
Doctor :   All you would need is a good nutritious diet, and consume adequate amount of water every day.
Doctor :   Alteast 8 to 10 glasses of water per day.
User :   ok...
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   yes doctor
User :   no thanks a lot :)
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
User :   bye
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