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Doctor insights on: Alcohol And Creatinine Levels

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Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
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Creatinine (Definition)

Creatinine is a byproduct of creatine phosphate, which is present in muscles. Creatinine levels increase if the ...Read more


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Alcohol ok before blood test for creatinine?

Interesting question: Alcohol consumption before having a blood test for serum creatinine should not affect the results.

Depending on the amount of alcohol consumed, the glucose load may increase the serum glucose measurement. If this is quite high, it may also increase the potassium measurement. ...Read more

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Do creatinine pills help for dilute specimen etg? Have not drank alcohol not cheating test I drink to many fluids such as coffee and water random test

Do creatinine pills help for dilute specimen etg? Have not drank alcohol not cheating test I drink to many fluids such as coffee and water random test

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I've had a kidney transplant in the year 2005 and my mother donated the kidney. My creatinine is 1.7 right now. Is it safe for me to consume alcohol?

I've had a kidney transplant in the year 2005 and my mother donated the kidney. My creatinine is 1.7 right now. Is it safe for me to consume alcohol?

Yes, in moderation: Alcohol does not specifically harm kidney function although it does have a gentle diuretic effect. If there is no other specific health reason to avoid alcohol use (such as liver disease or other medication that should not be used with alcohol), then an occasional drink is reasonable. Of course, this must be done in a socially responsible manner (do not drink + drive, etc). ...Read more

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Please tell me what alcohol would not spike glucose level?

Please tell me what alcohol would not spike glucose level?

Since alcohol: Is composed of sugars - don't know of one that wouldn't. ...Read more

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How long do I need to abstain from alcohol before seeing a level drop in the MCV?

How long do I need to abstain from alcohol before seeing a level drop in the MCV?

I don't believe: A precise answer to this is known. This blood marker used to track abstinence takes a long time to normalize. The rise in MCV is a direct result of the effect of alcohol on erythroblast/red blood cell development. The half--life of the abnormal RBCs is 40 days...40 days after abstinence half of the abnormal RBC population would be extinguished. Obviously, normalization would take even more time. ...Read more

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What could be the reasons for my high uric levels. I've never had alcohol and have an inconsistent diet.

What could be the reasons for my high uric levels. I've never had alcohol and have an inconsistent diet.

Many things: High uric acid can be caused when your body either produces too much uric acid or kidneys don't eliminate at a rapid rate. Factors that can cause this are diuretics, alcohol, genetics, hypothyroidism, obesity, psoriasis, p urine rich diet-organ meat, renal insufficiency, tumor lysine syndrome. This is a broad differential but diet can be modified, and uric acid levels can be retested. ...Read more

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Does your alcohol tolerance level decrease as you age?

Does your alcohol tolerance level decrease as you age?

Not with age: Tolerance for any drug increases as you take more of it. The reason why old alcoholics can drink more is because they have spent far too many years drinking too much. Tolerance is not a good thing. It forces you to drink more and more, causing more and more damage to your body in the process. ...Read more

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Lft test came back "satisfactory"...Still concerned due to excessive alcohol over the years. What are result levels ie. Good, satisfactory, bad etc?

Lft test came back "satisfactory"...Still concerned due to excessive alcohol over the years. What are result levels ie. Good, satisfactory, bad etc?

Normal LFT's = good: High lft's imply inflammation of liver--due to viral infection (cytomegalovirus, epstein-barr virus, a, b, c, d, etc), familial diseases (hemochromatosis, wilson's, alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency, etc), infiltrative disease (steatohepatitis from fatty liver, granulomatous hepatitis, foreign body reaction), toxic (alcoholic, tylenol), ischemic, congestive, pregnancy-related, etc. Cause determines fix. ...Read more

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Can alcohol raise lipase levels?

In a way: Alcohol is one of the commoner causes of pancreatitis and pancreatitis is associated with raised lipase levels. ...Read more

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Dose alcohol raise ldl levels if was drinking daily?

May be: Drinking daily is hazardous to one's health in many ways. It may not raise LDL but that does not mean that the person is not poisoning himself. ...Read more

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Hi docs! Wondering what alcohol would not spike glucose level?

Hi docs! Wondering what alcohol would not spike glucose level?

Depends: Hi. Many drink mixers are high in sugar - big spike. Beer & wine have some carb. Whiskey & soda water very low key on sugar effects. Don't drink unhealthy amounts of alcohol. Binge drinking may increase risk of hypoglycemia. Cheers! ...Read more

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Can excessive alcohol decrease zinc and iron levels in the body?

Yes: Excessive alcohol intake impairs many stomach functions and can cause multiple nutritional deficiencies. For good heath - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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Please help, how much is the effect of alcohol on my fitness level?

Depends: On how much & how often you indulge, & your general fitness level. In general, alcohol is a "depressant." and, as such, the altered sensorium, fatigue, potential malnutrition and lack of energy that ensues can affect your workouts adversely. That said, a glass of wine or beer socially or now & then probably won't affect your fitness level unless your health is compromised for other reasons. ...Read more