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Can Your Creatinine Level Change
Change in creatine: Creatinine (c) can elevate acutely, in cases of low blood flow to the kidney, dehydration, obstruction to urine outflow and agents toxic to the kidney. When these issues are resolved, it can go down quickly as well. Renal diseases such as diabetes and glomerulonepritis (g) can elevate the c more slowly. Once the c is elevated in diabetes, it will not come down. If the g is treated, c can go down. ...Read more
When are creatinine levels changed to ' adult ' reference range. Is it normal for 14 yr olds creatinine level to be put on adults range?
My Creatinine urine level went from 73 to 20 in 4 mons BP high, 201/112 yesterday. Pluse 136. What can b wrong w/me. No med changes, should I worry?
Yes: You need medical care as soon as possible. ...Read more
How to keep creatinine levels above 20 mg/dl? I do not use drugs but need a drug urine test 3 times a week. The level of creatinine must be over 20 mg/dl. I changed nothing in my diet and recently had a level of 14.1 and was told I diluted. I am worrie
The: The most common reason for low creatinine is that you drink a lot of fluids. It is not abnormal to have low creatinine, it's just that the people doing the lab test want the urine concentrated enough that it can pick up trace amounts of the drugs they are testing for. Dilute urine= less of drug in urine sample. Some people have a medical condition that makes them unable to concentrate their urine (low levels of adh (vasopressin), (vasopressin) anti-diuretic hormone) release from the pituitary gland. If you don't have this condition, then on test days avoid liquids (sips ok, glasses not ok) until after the urine test. Best results would be to avoid liquids 4 hours before test. If creatinine is still low, you might want to see an endocrinologist to evaluate for low adh (vasopressin). If the doctor can validate this, then your employer can't legally hassle you about your low creatinine. ...Read more
Creatinine: And change from. 9 to 1.2 can be significant, specially if someone is taking any medication that can cause kidney injury, or has diabetes and hypertension; however, dehydration can also cause BUN and creatinine to go higher, patient with high muscle mass and after excercising can cause an increase in creatinine, this test should be repeated if preoccupied. ...Read more
Change in creatinine level from 1.3 to 1.4 mg/dL (in less than a year) 34 yr male. GFR is 58. All other CMP test results are in normal range. Asked t?
With a GFR less than 60 you are considered as having chronic kidney disease. You need your kidney function monitored every 3 to 6 months.
Consult your doctor for this.
Eat low salt food, Low proteins and cholesterol, Increase fruits and vegetables in your diet. ...Read more
Creatinine: Creatinine level depends on many things....Age, race, sex, muscle mass. For women, the usual creatinine is between 0.6 and 1mg/dl. For men, between 0.9 and 1.4mg/dl. As we age, the creatinine should lower slightly (less muscle mass). The number is important but so are the trends. Usually, I am not very concerned with a creatinine of 1 unless its someone very young or very small/frail. ...Read more
Low kidney function: You have decreased renal (kidney) function. You should get seen by your primary doctor to find out the cause. Possible causes are: chronic high blood pressure, undiagnosed diabetes, chronic nsaid's (e.g. Ibuprofen use.), polycystic kidneys, lupus, bladder/kidney obstruction, artery blockage (stenosis) etc... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
May not need to: Lab testing isn't "one size fits all." a lab may list 1.2 as the "upper limit of the reference range", but a muscular patient can and should have a higher level. When I was lifting daily, my creatinine stayed at 1.6, and an elite bodybuilder's is likely to 2.0 or so. The level itself doesn't make you sick; it's just one piece of information to tell whether there's kidney disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Interpretation: Serum creatinine is affected by protein intake, gender, age, race, muscular build, and renal function. A rising creatinine is always of concern. "normal" on lab tests is generally less than 1.2 mg/dl. Renal function can be estimated with a more complex formula or measured with a 24 h urine collection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Treat the cause: High creatinine level is not a problem in and of itself. High creat does not cause a problem or symptoms. Rather, it is a sign that the kidney is slow eliminating waste (including creatinine waste). This slow function is due to a reason whether it is kidney tissue aging or disease or other reasons like blockage of kidney flow. If u decrease creat without improving kidneys, u still have a problem. ...Read more
Care for kidneys: Today's "normal" creatinine / egfr levels for men often fail to take a well-muscled man's normals into account; if you're 1.6 or below (or even a bit higher if you're really strong), I wouldn't worry. If you're higher, limit salt intake, protein intake if your physician thinks helpful, control your atherosclerosis risk, stay fit to stave off any tendency to diabetes. Good luck. ...Read more
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