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A 42-year-old member asked:

I have a creatinine level of 1.2, isnt that high?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Upper limit : Creatinine of 1.2 is the upper limit of normal. More important is for you see your estimated glomerular filtration rate. Creatinine levels depend primarily on renal function, muscle mass and to some extent on state of hydration. You should discuss this result with your doctor at your next visit, .
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Big picture: This is okay for a big man, and if you do resistance training, your creatinine will increase above "normal" and that's fine. When i was lifting daily, mine stayed at 1.6, and elite bodybuilders often have 2.0 or thereabouts. Lab tests provide numbers that must be interpreted in light of real people. Truth be told, there are more athletes than kidney patients nowadays, and that's a good thing.
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A 25-year-old male asked:

My creatinine level is 1.2 is that high how can I bring down?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
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Kidney function: Creatinine is just one measure of kidney function. "Normal" depends upon your lab so it's best to ask doc for results from lab that include reference range. These days, in the States, we ask our labs to calculate eGFR which gives better assessment of kidney function after taking into account age, gender, weight & ethnicity (https://goo.gl/gPIRhM). Young men w/more muscle tend to have higher Creati
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A 36-year-old male asked:

Is 1.29 creatinine is high?

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Dr. Edward Sierra
Emergency Medicine 36 years experience
Just a bit: A normal adult male range is 0.6 to 1.2 mg/dl. Keep an eye on your blood pressure and your blood sugar.
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A 32-year-old member asked:

Is high levels of creatinine dangerous?

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Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
YES: Creatinine is non toxic substance produced by the muscles. High level of creatinine are suggestive of kidney failure.
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A 44-year-old member asked:

Is a 2 creatinine level dangerous?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Need follow-up now!: It is not dangerous now but it indicates impaired renal function that may become dangerous. See your doctor asap and see this site for info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/creatinine/my00144/dsection=results.
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
This is good solid advice. Unless the owner of the kidneys is an elite bodybuilder, there's probably some impairment of renal function.
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A 46-year-old member asked:

How to lower creatinine level of 2.2?

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Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Why is it 2.2: Lots of causes. Could mean kidney disease, med side effect, several other things. You'd lower it by correcting correctable causes, if there are any.
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