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In CKD can increasing exercise or losing weight cause an elevation in serum creatinine?

In CKD can increasing exercise or losing weight cause an elevation in serum creatinine?

Yes: If exercising more you may become more dehydrated and this can further damage your kidneys. Weight changes should not unless breakdown products of protein build up again from not hydrating adequately, please see your doctor to discuss treatment to prevent further damage to your kidneys as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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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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What are the causes of and how can the levels be reduced of serum creatinine, serum alkaline phosphatase?

What are the causes of and how can the levels be reduced of serum creatinine, serum alkaline phosphatase?

Increase GFR: Creatinine can be reduced by losing muscle mass or by increasing renal function. Starvation will do the first, correction of obstruction or stenosis or potential decrease in ace inhibitors or arbs or Cimetidine #2. ...Read more

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My serum creatinine is 4.0 what it means?

My serum creatinine is 4.0 what it means?

High creatinine : Before i can answer your question, i need to know your height and weight. If you are a tall person with a large amount of muscle mass, it is less serious than if you have less muscle mass. See a nephrologist to take a history to see if you have high BP or diabetes. You also need a renal ultrasound and a 24 hour urine collection to assess your renal function and to see if you have proteinuria. ...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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Diabetic food chart to lower serum creatinine?

Keep BP normal: Keep your blood sugar and blood pressure as normal as possible. Lose weight if needed. Avoid very high protein diets. Check with your doctor regularly. ...Read more

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How much can dehydration raise serum creatinine?

How much can dehydration raise serum creatinine?

Depends: It can vary significantly depending on the degree of dehydration. There is not an exact answer to this question. The patients underlying health and baseline kidney function and blood flow are other factors. ...Read more

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At what serum creatinine level would you need dialysis?

See below: The serum creatinine level which requires dialysis is based on calculation of the gfr, as persons with different weight, sex and race may have have different GFR even with same serum creatinine.Generally speaking when GFR is below 10-15 and patients are symptomatic they need dialysis. Higher the creatinine , the lower the gfr. ...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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Any ideas which medicine to take to reduce serum creatinine?

Any ideas which medicine to take to reduce serum creatinine?

See below: A rise of creatinine indicates kidney damage due to many diseases eg diabetes, hypertension etc and the specific medication depends on the cause. Some diseases are not reversible and some are. ...Read more

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What is the threatning level of serum creatinine in human body?

What is the threatning level of serum creatinine in human body?

A 2.0 level: indicates need to be careful, 5.0 might require dialysis. Your kidneys have a large reserve and any increase indicates much damage. ...Read more

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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