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What can I do if my serum creatinine level is 1.5mg/dl. Is it high and if so how can I lower it?

What can I do if my serum creatinine level is 1.5mg/dl. Is it high and if so how can I lower it?

High creatinine: You may not be able to lower your creatinine level of 1.5, as it depends on what caused it to be that high. You need to see a nephrologist and have a 24 hour urine (u) collection for creatinine clearance and protein. Blood will be collected when the u is returned to the lab. You need a renal ultrasound done to see if you have any obstruction in your urinary outflow tract. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Serum Creatinine (Definition)

Creatinine is a breakdown product of muscle tissue. In the healthy situation it is cleared by the kidneys. Thus, a rise in creatinine is a sign of ...Read more


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High Serum Creatinine when one kidney has been removed.

High Serum Creatinine when one kidney has been removed.

Single Kidney: You did not mention why your kidney was removed. Please get RENAL Ultrasound to ascertain there are no anatomic problems, such as hydronephrosis, with the remaining kidney. Also infection or stones (obstruction) can also compromise the residual kidney function. Please see a qualified Nephrologist (kidney Specialist) ...Read more

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High value of creatinine clearance.Serum creatinine 0, 8mg/dl.Creat. Clearance 165ml/min.Normal value from 80 to130.What's the relevance of high value?

High value of creatinine clearance.Serum creatinine 0, 8mg/dl.Creat. Clearance 165ml/min.Normal value from 80 to130.What's the relevance of high value?

Don't worry: A high estimated GFR means nothing whateve except that the estimate has little to do with reality. The fad for estimating glomerular filtration rates in healthy people based on a correlation with serum creatinine is unscientific and has many pathologists and nephrologists unhappy. Ignore it. ...Read more

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What are the foods that are to be avoided if elevated serum creatinine?

What are the foods that are to be avoided if elevated serum creatinine?

Proteins: Persons with high creatinine have poor kidney function or even kidney failure. They must limit the amount of protein in the diet. Protein is the ultimate source of creatinine. ...Read more

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I'm worried because my dad has high serum creatinine that is 3.4mg/dl how can he control it, through his consumption., what do you suggest?

High creatinine : Your father needs to see a nephrologist (n) to find out is causing his elevated creatinine (c). At a c of 3.4 he likely has stage 3 chronic kidney disease. To control it, he needs to find out what is causing it. A n will order a 24 hour urine collection to see how well his kidneys work and to see if there is protein in this collection. Blood work and a renal ultrasound will be ordered by the n. ...Read more

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My hb is 10 ESR is high.All other reports are normal. Yet serum creatinine remains between 1, 8 to2.2. What may b reason.What remedies. Yes I have bp.

High creatinine: At your age, your elevated serum creatinine (c) is due to chronic kidney disease (ckd). It could be caused by your high bp. See a nephrologist for a 24 hour urine collection for a c clearance and protein. It will give you an exact amount of your kidney function. You will also need a renal ultrasound and some blood work. Once these data are in, a more informed idea can be made about your kidneys. ...Read more

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I have type 2 diabetes and a high serum creatinine level. How bad is this?

High creatinine : You need to see a nephrologist (n) for an evaluation which includes a 24 hour urine collection to measure your kidney function and to if protein is in your urine, a renal ultrasound and blood work. Depending on the results, the n can evaluate your kidney disease. You also need to control your glucose levels as well as making sure your blood pressure is as low as possible without feeling dizzy. ...Read more

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I feel weak and did a blood test and it showed the my serum creatinine is 1.2 isn't this high?

Need more info: The creatinine level is within normal limits but you can get more information from the estimated glomerular filtration rate. To calculate the estimated glomerular filtration rate one needs to plug in creatinine, age, sex and race. See this site for info and discuss the matter with your doctor. http://www.kidneyfund.org/kidney-health/kidney-basics/kidney-test-egfr.html. ...Read more

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What results in an elevated bun level with a normal serum creatinine?

What results in an elevated bun level with a normal serum creatinine?

See below: An elevated BUN with normal creatinine occurs most commonly in dehydrated individuals and is not a sign of kidney damage.It may also occur in in certain other conditions like bleeding in the intestines, artificial nutrition intravenously of Amino Acids and use of steroids. ...Read more

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Serum (Definition)

Serum is the component of blood that does not contain cells or clotting factors. It does contain electrolytes an ...Read more


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