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A 37-year-old male asked:

My father has a 1.4 a creatinine level and he sufering a gout of both of two feet can he survive for kidney disease?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Yes: He must control gout with Allopurinol to keep his serum uric acid level below 6 mg/dl. That will also reduce the risk of progressive loss of kidney function. Alcohol intake should be minimal. Regardless of what others say diet has little effect on uric acid level.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Treat the gout: If your father is a relatively muscular man, then the creatinine is probably normal; if not it's still trivially elevated. Labs are overcalling "kidney disease" based on couch-potatoes as "normal"; there's even an "adjustment because black people are more muscular". He does need to get his gout addressed; it's easy to handle with medications and perhaps some diet modifications.
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
A Verified Doctoranswered
45 years experience
Creatinine 1.4: Creatinine of 1.4 is not so bad; he can survive and live well at this level of kidney function, so long as it does not deteriorate; diet matters; his meds matter; his state of hydration matters; he requires close care and diet counsel -- can be done !!

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