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A 63-year-old female asked:

my creatinine levels are high. the dr. says my kidneys are stressed. what can i do to help my kidneys?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Drink lots of water: In meantime, stop taking otc pain medications like Ibuprofen & naproxen. Also review your medications w/your doctor & pharmacist looking for kidney irritants. Then go see your doctor again for repeat testing. If creatinine level remains high (chronic kidney disease), it's time for a more thorough investigation including ultrasound of kidneys looking for stones & damage.

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