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Creatine kinase vs creatinine, is there a difference between them?

Creatine kinase vs creatinine, is there a difference between them?

Yes: Creatine kinase is a muscle enzyme that is measured to assess heart damage (the mb isoenzyme form) or skeletal muscle damage (the mm isoenzyme). Creatinine is an endogenous peptide, present in everyone, that is cleared by the kidneys and is measured in clinical practice to estimate kidney function. ...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


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I have a creatine problem now my creatinine range is 3.2 what shall I do to make this range perfect?

See nephrologist: Your creatinine is way too high for a do it yourself matter. Please see a nephrologist, kidney doctor, at your earliest.
Wish you good health. ...Read more

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What is difference of creatinine serum VERSUS creatine kinas total serum?

Different tests: Creatinine is a waste product of (mainly muscle) metabolism, & builds up when the body (kidney) cannot get rid of it. Creatine Phosphokinase, AKA Total CPK, is an enzyme produced by certain cells in the body that produces creatine byproducts (muscle, bone, brain, heart have CPK). An elevated CPK means one of these organs is/was damaged in some way. So the 2 tests measure different things. ...Read more

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Creatinine urine is 141.7, creatine blood plasma is 4?

Creatinine urine is 141.7, creatine blood plasma is 4?

See nephrologist: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, plasma creatinine of 4 is indication of kidney damage and you should consult a kidney doctor, nephrologist, at your earliest. ...Read more

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Have Creatinine level of 1.36. Workout 6 days a week strenuously. Take Protein and Creatine supplements too. What should I do, should I be worried?

Have Creatinine level of 1.36. Workout 6 days a week strenuously. Take Protein and Creatine supplements too. What should I do, should I be worried?

Inconsistent data: A single reading of 1.36 is not worrisome given the information you provided, however, it needs to be monitored. There are inconsistencies in your information, on one level it says you are a 33 yr old male and then you say Low FSH and LH which usually applies to women. It is imperative that you control your high blood pressure as that is likely to damage your kidneys and other organs. ...Read more

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Labs: 8/11: bun 20/creatinine 1.4. 1/12: bun 20/creatinine 1.15. 6/1/12: bun 23/creatine 1.39. 6/20/12: bun 17/creatine 1.4. 7/24/12: bun 22/creatinine 1.4. 9/12: bun 24/creatine 1.3. Kidney failure?

Labs: 8/11: bun 20/creatinine 1.4. 1/12: bun 20/creatinine 1.15. 6/1/12: bun 23/creatine 1.39. 6/20/12: bun 17/creatine 1.4. 7/24/12: bun 22/creatinine 1.4. 9/12: bun 24/creatine 1.3. Kidney failure?

I'm puzzled.: Has there been something said that makes you think you are at risk for kidney failure? I'm not seeing this from your labs. The creatinine (a breakdown product from muscle and eliminated by the kidney) is a little generous - but it's not increasing. That's what you would typically see in kidney disease. I'm curious as to the number of tests you've had; make an appt with your doctor to clarify this. ...Read more

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My doctor told me my creatinine level is too high and we should decrease the Prograf dose. What problem can a high creatine level cause?

My doctor told me my creatinine level is too high and we should decrease the Prograf dose. What problem can a high creatine level cause?

Creatinine elevation: Creatinine, produced by muscle cells, is not toxic. The level in blood is a marker of kidney function. Increased level usually indicates reduced kidney function. Prograf is an extremely important medication for transplant patients to prevent immune rejection but can cause toxicity to kidneys. The dose has to be adjusted within a very narrow range to try to prevent both rejection and kidney injury. ...Read more

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Serum Creatinine 1.6, Chloride 108, GFR 48. Would exercise move creatine levels out of normal? A week prior Creatinine 1.4 & Chloride 108. Concerns?

Serum Creatinine 1.6, Chloride 108, GFR 48. Would exercise move creatine levels out of normal? A week prior Creatinine 1.4 & Chloride 108. Concerns?

Here are some. ..: These reports alone represent your current attainable / acceptable, stable range for your body homeostasis. As long as you have no additional related symptoms, further concern will do no good but practicing healthy lifestyle with no overindulgence / obsession, especially avoiding kidney-insulting drugs, will, a lot. So, live on and ask Doc timely. Best wish. .. ...Read more

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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.

Normal: Your kidney function looks normal. The GFR is an estimated value that is highly dependent on a variety of factors like age, weight, meds and hydration level at the time of the test. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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Are grape juice and apple juice bad because it turns creatine into creatinine?

Are grape juice and apple juice bad because it turns creatine into creatinine?

I doubt it: You're taking creatine for muscle-building, right? Some folks have expressed concern about acid in some juices breaking down creatine, but these juices are far less acid than your stomach, you're not going to let the stuff sit in the juice, and we know creatine makes it through your stomach fine. Mix it with whatever seems right. ...Read more

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I have adpkd 24 y/o and trying to gain muscle. My creatine clearance is 87ml/min BUN and creatinine are normal. How much protein can I take in grams?

I have adpkd 24 y/o and trying to gain muscle. My creatine clearance is 87ml/min BUN and creatinine are normal. How much protein can I take in grams?

As you wish: There is no limit on how much protein you can eat. Some cowboy cultures have lived on nothing but meat and suffered no bad effects. Just because some sick people must restrict protein (or gluten, or beer, or many other things) doesn't mean it's wise for you. You do need to know that more than 1 gm of protein daily per pound you weigh is probably wasted even for bodybuilding. ...Read more

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5 year old with high levels of bilirubin and alkaline phosphatase, high bun/creatinine ratio and high MCV and mch. Low levels of co2 and creatine?

Not enough info: Unfortunately, other than bloodwork results, no more information is provided. That's not enough to tell what's going on. Either try to provide more info or better off consult with a physician locally. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if my creatinine level in blood is 1.29 mg/dl and creatine level in urine is 65.5 mg/24 hours? I have a hypertension condition and take one nyphedipine pill and one losartan pill per day. I have a severe back pain.

Should I be concerned if my creatinine level in blood is 1.29 mg/dl and creatine level in urine is 65.5 mg/24 hours? I have a hypertension condition and take one nyphedipine pill and one losartan pill per day. I have a severe back pain.

Yes. You should be.: Although your creatinine level in blood is nit alarmingly high but elevated creatinine is a sensitive marker of kidney bit doing well. The high blood pressure is one of the main reasons for the kidney damage and the blood pressure should be appropriately controlled. You need to check if your urine has proteins in it.

Also make sure that you don't take too many nsaids as they damage the kidneys. ...Read more

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My urea nitrogen BUN is 26 and creatinine is 0.91 creatine/BUN Ratio is 0.03. Potassium was 5.4 I am 26 should I be concerned?

My urea nitrogen BUN is 26 and creatinine is 0.91 creatine/BUN Ratio is 0.03. Potassium was 5.4 I am 26 should I be concerned?

Chem panel: Hi, I don't see a reason for concern in your results, your kidney function is just fine, your Potassium slightly high which could be 2/2 diet and dehydration. ...Read more

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Is diabetic nephropathy curable? My original egfr 34, creatinie 2.0, bun 24. For last year including today egfr 68, creatine 1.09, bun 14.

Is diabetic nephropathy curable? My original egfr 34, creatinie 2.0, bun 24. For last year including today egfr 68, creatine 1.09, bun 14.

If it is a mild: Or moderate case it can be. Severe cases are more difficult to treat. Look into metanx, a medical food containing vitamin b6, 12 and l- methylfolate. Studies reveal positive results for reversing diabetic neuropathy. ...Read more

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Best form of creatine?

Best form of creatine?

No endorsement: Unfortunately the doctors here do not do product endorsement. Medicine has little to say about protein supplements in general. I am not sure why a healthy young man would need any supplements. Eating a balanced diet high in proteins is best at your age. ...Read more