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Increased aldolase, complement c3/c4 serum, sed rate, c-react. Protein, beta globulin, monocytes, bun/creatin low mcv-mch, vit d-possible causes?
Complicated: When i was doing clinical medicine, these were collectively sort of the flags for sarcoid disease but I am not saying that's the case here. This is because sarcoid is a diagnosis of exclusion so the advice is to rule out other diseases with additional diagnostic tests which can be done by a primary care physician or rheumatologist. ...Read more
Will high bloodsugar cause low creatin levels in urine? I had blood sugar levels of 300 and above and recently took a drug test that came back having low creatin levels.
Diluted urine: A low creatinine is not from elevated sugars, but from excessive water drinking, which is common in diabetics. It means you are drinking enough water to dilute your urine. It is not dangerous, but most drug tests will be considered "adulterated" - a failed test - if the creatinine is below 20. Get your diabetes under control asap. Continued high sugars are dangerous to your health. ...Read more
Does a low phoshorus level and low complement C3 but normal bun and creatin level mean kidney failure?
No: Kidney failure is defined by changes in bun/cr and more correctly GFR (glomerular filtration rate) over time. A normal BUN and cr is reassuring. Usually the phosphorus is high with kidney failure. A low complement (c3) level relates to the immune system and a possible deficiency there. ...Read more
Reduced dialysis: Your question can best be answered by your nephrologist (n) as your n knows you best of all. Have you asked your n your question? If not, please do so for a meaningful answer. ...Read more
Doctors, do you think I can die from not having creatine in the body? How can I know if it's too low?
Probably normal: Creatine kinase (CK), also known as creatine phosphokinase (CPK) is an enzyme made by muscle tissues, including the heart muscle. Doctors most often are concerned with high levels of CK, which may indicate muscle damage. "Normal range" varies by laboratory, but a level of 49 is probably within the normal range of most laboratories. ...Read more
Means nothing: Reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthies fall outside on either end. Stop worrying. Ask your physician about what kind of aerobic fitness would be right for you. ...Read more
I read that creatine in older Men if taken in very low grams (2.5-5.0) daily can help with sex drive. Is this accurate ?
NO: No scientific proof , but helps the one who sells he product. ...Read more
What are the remedies of high creatine level in blood and what is the effect of low creatine level in blood... Is it dangerous or not?
Depends on cause:
High creatinine is usually due to kidney failure, acute or chronic and treatment depends on the cause and severity of failure. Low creatinine is not dangerous unless it is due severe muscle disease. See these sites for more info.
http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001503/. ...Read more
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I'm mostly bed & wheelchair bound due to the severity of my illnesses could this be a reason to why my serum creatine kinase is very low?
Yes: Major muscle atrophy from disuse will lower the CPK. ...Read more
BUN 10,Creatine 1.05. All other labs normal. Low BUN creatine ration. Read this is a sign of liver disease?
Bun/creatine ratio is 24.was fasting and hydrated. creatine alone is 0.73 just slightly low. have liver disease. why ratio high?
BUN Cr. Ratio: is useful in the differential diagnosis of acute or chronic renal disease. Reduced renal perfusion, e.g., congestive heart failure, or recent onset of urinary tract obstruction will result in an increase in BUN/Creatinine ratio. Increased urea formation also results in an increase in the ratio, e.g., gastrointestinal bleeding, trauma, etc. When there decreased urea in liver disease, ratio is low. ...Read more
Serum creatine 1.22 with normal ultrasound, normal urinanalysis and too low leve of microalbuminuria (uncountable). Does it mean anything? Thanks M,31
Good for you: This is what happens when a lawyer-shy medical community is forced to look at labs apart from people. This is a normal creatinine for a 30 year old man with muscle. Mine is higher. When I was lifting weights daily, it ran 1.6-1.8. I'm sorry you had to go through the workup. ...Read more
Lab results: The lab results you mention, low creatinine high and egfr is low are consistent with a person with chronic kidney disease. The co2 in chronic kidney disease is not high and can be low. The high bun-creatinine ratio is suggestive of a dehydrated state. Please provide the actual numbers of the lab values you stated for a better answer. ...Read more
Recently blood tests show my body is low in creatine, is there a supplement i can take while pregnant?
I'm diagnosed hypoglycemic. Can Creatine supplementation effect insulin in my body causing hypoglycemia effects(low blood sugar)?
BUN of 10 with creatinine of 1.05
year ago BUN of 12 creatinine .89.
Now have low bun/creatine level
and GFR of 58. Urine and all other lab's normal.
Had blood work done. My creatine was 1/15 which is a bit high according to the range. And my alkaline phosphatase was 36, which was a tad low. Worry?
Stop worrying: Keep taking your high blood pressure medicine. This trivial elevation in creatinine is likely to be from the damage to your kidney arteries from before you started managing your hypertension. Stay compliant and it won't get worse. Low alk phos means nothing. Keep staying on top f your health -- it's a good thing. ...Read more
I know it's not good. Drink diet pop all day. But Y would my labs show LOW sodium (129) low bun/creatine ratio? I drink lot of sodium?? Neuro confused
It doesn't: It is not a clinical issue and does not cause muscle or joint pain. ...Read more