Urea advice

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Urea advice

Postby lashy » Sat Apr 02, 2016 12:37 pm

Hi All,
Hope all as well as can be with you all.
Chris is now coming up 10 years post transplant in September, and had bloods done yesterday.
Creatinine and everything ok, but Urea crept up to 10.2 from 8.5 a couple of months ago, then 10.5 before that, so going up and down.
Tried phoning Preston Renal Unit for advice, but they said they could not do this over the phone.
We are nearly 2 hours away from Preston, so can't even just pop in to discuss.
Chris goes to France on Saturday for a week fishing, so just needs his mind putting at rest if anyone can help.
Do any of you have a yo-yoing urea level up near the 10s? Should he be doing anything to stop it moving?
Keep well,
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Re: Urea advice

Postby SKM23435 » Sat Apr 02, 2016 5:32 pm

If he has a normal creatinine - is he drinking enough water?
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Re: Urea advice

Postby Aimee » Tue Jul 12, 2016 4:19 pm

Mine is 34.2!
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Re: Urea advice

Postby wagolynn » Tue Jul 12, 2016 8:09 pm

SKM23435 wrote:If he has a normal creatinine - is he drinking enough water?

Sounds like a very good question to me.

It is quite possible that on hot days the amount of water expelled by the kidneys will be lower causing the urea to go up.

A word with your GP may ease your worries a bit. If not, make an appointment with the transplant centre, it's not urgent but better than worrying.
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Urea advice

Postby Shellyhat » Wed Aug 17, 2016 10:00 am

Hi. What effect would increasing the urea concentration in water do to the temperature and if the temperature decreases. Then would the temperature keep decreasing as urea increases or not?
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Re: Urea advice

Postby wagolynn » Wed Aug 17, 2016 3:20 pm

Hi Shellyhat,

The temperature is the ambient temperature. So on hot days water is lost by evaporation (sweating), healthy kidneys will compensate by passing less water, therefore the amount of urea cleared out will drop. Once the temperature falls, sweating will reduce or stop, and the kidney/s will adjust it's/their flow rate to maintain approximately the same amount of water in the body.
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