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A 37-year-old male asked:

I have elevated blood creatinine (1.34 mg/dl) and all other tests lie in normal range (blood albumin&protein, spot urine acr, kidney usg, bun, urea, u. acid). i used to lift heavy weights but quit. i always had elevated creatinine. something to worry?

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Creatinine may be falsely elevated in individuals with high muscular mass and/or high protein intake as shown in many studies. Your weightlifting history suggests that the borderline high creatinine may be proportional to your muscular mass rather than expressing early kidney damage.
Last updated Oct 17, 2021

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