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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Raised Serum Creatinine

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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. James Dukelow
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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?

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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My serum creatinine is 1.4 .Should i take any precaution for that?

You need a doctor: Depending on your body habitus, how much muscle mass you have, a creatinine of 1.4 could represent a loss of kidney function. You need to be followed by a doctor and maybe nephrologist to determine if their is loss of kidney function and what is the likely cause. No matter what the cause of the loss of kidney function you need to stop smoking, watch your blood pressure and blood sugar. ...Read more

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I am diabetic with a serum creatinine level of 29 mg/dl. How bad is it?

Mistake?: Do you really mean 29 mg/dl or 2.9 mg/dl? I am asking since 29 mg/dl is really bad and I have never seen such a high results, seems like a mistake to me. If that is really true you most like have many symptoms of uremia (nausea, vomiting, weakness, itching) and swelling from decreased urine output. If you don't have any of thosethat just does not fit. ...Read more

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A patient has 9 mg/dl range of serum creatinine. How it can be reduced?

High creatinine: It may not be able to be reduced. A patient not on dialysis with a creatinine level (cl) of 9 is quite sick. Patients with a cl so high not in the hospital should be. The cl may be reduced if is due to some renal drug toxicity or some obstruction. It is best to have this person seen by a physician as soon as possible as his potassium level may be life-threatening. ...Read more

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How can a patient with 1335 umol/l range of serum creatinine be helped?

High creatinine: It may not be able to be reduced. See a nephrologist (n) and have a 24 hour urine collection, with protein, to assess your kidney function. You will also need some blood work and a renal ultrasound. Once the n has the results of all of your tests, you can get diagnosis of your problem along with a prognosis of how it will affect you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why are a creatinine clearance test and a serum creatinine test done together?

To get proper result: Creatinine clearance testing procedure and what measured is fully answered in prior question. The serum creatinine must be drawn right after the 24 hour urine collection to calculate how much creatinine is in serum and compare it to the total creatinine in the urine collection, to get an accurate measurement of renal function. ...Read more

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My serum creatinine level is 1.4 mg/dl and egfr is 61. What do these results indicate?

Depends who you are: I'm well-muscled and when I was lifting weights every day, my creatinine ran 1.6-1.8. If on the other hand you're a petite lady or one of the couch potatoes on which our "reference ranges" are based, this is whispernig a concern about possible very mildly compromised kidney function. There's nothing you can do right now except stay fit and maybe avoid a lot of salt. Follow-up with a repeat test. ...Read more

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I'm wondering why are both a creatinine clearance test and a serum creatinine test done?

Creatinine clearance: People who want to find out their renal function will collect a 24 hour urine for creatinine clearance. The blood sample is used to calculate the clearance of creatinine in the urine as it will be sent off for a creatinine level. Without it, the clearance of creatinine could not be calculated. The result of the test give the actual glomerular filtration rate of the patient. ...Read more

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Is there a differences between serum creatinine and CK-MB? i know they're both creatinine.

Creatine/creatinine: CK-MB (creatine kinase) is an enzyme that builds. Creatinine is a breakdown product of CREATINE. CK-MB adds phosphorus group to CREATINE (made by liver to provide energy) to make CREATINE PHOSPHATE (energy reserve molecule) which gets broken down at a constant rate to form CREATININE--a marker for kidney function. Meanwhile, CK-MB is marker for cardiac damage. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my dad is having serum creatinine 4.4 mg/dl is that a serious issue?

It is abnormal.: It could mean that his kidneys are not working well, or possibly he is having a reaction to certain medications that damage the muscles. In any case he needs to see his doctor about it, it may be a serious issue. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my serum creatinine level is 1.4 mg/dl and egfr is 61. what does it indicate?

The eGFR: is estimated glomerular filtration rate, a measure of how well the kidneys are working. 61 is a normal value. Creatinine is produced by muscle at a relatively stable rate, and excreted unaltered by the kidneys, so it also is a proxy for kidney function. It is also related to muscle mass. 1.4 may or may not be a little high depending on your level of muscle mass. Speak with your doc about it. ...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