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how does the creatinine level increase with kidney disease

A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arun Patel
44 years experience Family Medicine
Is a concern: Kidney disease is not based on a single test. You would need to discuss with your health care provider and determine the exact reason for the elevated ... Read More
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Here are some ...: The numbers of creatinine and BUN alone indicate you've adequate function of kidneys. But it's still wise to correlate the numbers with hist ... Read More
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jerome Zacks
50 years experience Cardiology
Pre-renal.: A minimal elevation of ones BUN and/or creatinine often is noted in one taking a diuretic such as hctz (hydrochlorothiazide). It is termed a "pre-ren ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No: With a creatinine of 0.6 you do not have any serious kidney disease. Your albumin is normal too.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
45 years experience Urology
Close: They are not the same, but close. Since a normal gfr-glomerular filtration rate-is about 100ml/minute, the % term is often used. So a GFR of 30 cc/m ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pascale Lane
35 years experience Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
With insulin: When potassium gets high it can be lowered in the blood by shifting it into the cells. Insulin (and some other drugs) do this. Dextrose (glucose) can ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Callahan
28 years experience Cardiology
Potassium level: Usually Insulin is given to lower potassium level because it acts quickly. The dextrose is given so that blood sugar does not drop from the insulin.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Low urea is good: Most labs report "normal" range for blood urea nitrogen as with serum creatinine. In fact BUN should ideally be reported as normal < 20 in adults. B ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Yes: Renal disease often is associated with leakage of protein in the urine, Diabetes and hypertension are usual causes.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
High potassium: Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) increases potassium (K) levels due to the acidosis (A) seen in DKA. A causes K to leave the cells and go into the blood. A ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Gowans
20 years experience Pediatrics
Respiratory acidosis: It doesn't. Increased carbon dioxide causes a acidic shift in the blood. The kidneys will try to buffer the acidosis by excreting hydrogen ion. If the ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Cohen
27 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Most people with some form of kidney(renal) have diminished energy levels and can, in fact, be quite ill.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
EGFR: You realize that in the egfr the "e" stands for estimated. It is arrived at by taking the patient's age, sex, race, and serum creatinine level and pl ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
8 years experience Urology
Kidney and BP: Renin is produced in the kidney and helps regulate your blood pressure.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Vandersteen
30 years experience Pediatric Urology
Most likely yes: The diagnosis depends on multiple factors including the likelihood of improvement with treatment. If there can be no improvement and there is severe ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Fung
Dr. John Fung answered
38 years experience General Surgery
Depends: Bun, or blood urea nitrogen, is the byproduct of normal protein breakdown and conversion to urea by the liver. BUN is excreted by the kidney. So BUN ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Gorfinkel
55 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
ARBs can be used: Safely in patients with renal disease, as they have many beneficial effects even tho they may increase the Creat a bit more. With creatine of 1.7 ur d ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ernest Fischer
10 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Not necessarily: There are other more common causes, like Vitamin D deficiency. Typically if someone has checked your calcium they have also checked your kidney functi ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ... Read More
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A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Renal impairment: While those values suggest dehydration, you could have more than just a bladder problem such as poorly functioning kidneys (renal impairment). Ask you ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Steinmuller
32 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Risk - kidney injury: High BP, whether bedridden or ambulatory, can cause kidney injury if severe enough over a long period of time. Mild to moderate elevation of BP may n ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gene Kaplan
51 years experience Pediatrics
Kidney or load: The BUN is a measure of the amount of nitrogen in the blood in the form of urea, and it is, thereby a measurement of renal function. Thus, if one imp ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kalyani Perumal
28 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Filter, toxins: Dialysis does the work of kidney- removing fluids andtoxins.Electrolytes move along the concentration gradient, so toxins which are high in the blood ... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Yes, early stage: The glomerular filtration rate, as reported, suggests that you have renal disease, albeit not an advanced stage. You should consult a nephrologist. Co ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Woodard
31 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
May be helpful: There are many causes of an elevated BUN or elevated creatinine, and the ratio between them must be interpreted in the clinical context of each specif ... Read More
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