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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


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Can you tell me how I could bring down my creatinine?

Can you tell me how I could bring down my creatinine?

Why do you ask?: In health, creatinine is a function of how muscular you are. When I was lifting weights every day, mine ran 1.6-1.7. This is not a problem at all -- or only because of today's misguided practice of sending everybody with "high creatinine / low eGFR" to the nephrologist. If you have renal disease, which also raises creatinine, your physician will tell you how to manage it. Cheers. ...Read more

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My creatinine level is 1.2 is that high how can I bring down?

My creatinine level is 1.2 is that high how can I bring down?

Kidney function: Creatinine is just one measure of kidney function. "Normal" depends upon your lab so it's best to ask doc for results from lab that include reference range. These days, in the States, we ask our labs to calculate eGFR which gives better assessment of kidney function after taking into account age, gender, weight & ethnicity (https://goo.gl/gPIRhM). Young men w/more muscle tend to have higher Creati ...Read more

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I've had a creatinine level of 1.8 and 1.9. Is this considered high? If so, what needs to be done to bring it down?

I've had a creatinine level of 1.8 and 1.9.  Is this considered high?  If so, what needs to be done to bring it down?

A bit elevated: An elevated creatinine can mean that the kidneys are working less efficiently to eliminate waste products from your body. This can be especially important if you have diabetes or high blood pressure - the two leading causes of kidney disease. If you have either of these underlying conditions, get them under control asap. Ask your doctor about your "egfr" result - another kidney blood test. ...Read more

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Could you tell me if the creatinine of kidney is 160mol is it possible to get back to normal range?

Lowering creatinine?: You should see a nephrologist (n) for a history and examination. Creatinine (c) levels can come down i some instances. Patients who have taken non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents can have their c elevated and this goes down after they are stopped. Patients with obstruction of their urinary outflow can have elevated c levels return to normal after relief of the it. See a n more information. ...Read more

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My creatinine increased from 1.6 to 2.3 while I had a cold. Will it go back down after the cold subsides. Male, 50 yrs.

My creatinine increased from 1.6 to 2.3 while I had a cold.  Will it go back down after the cold subsides. Male, 50 yrs.

Possible: You may have become dehydrated during your recent illness. Make certain you rehydrate well. Have it checked again in a week and follow your doctor's advice. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Could my egfr go from 76 all last year to 128 last test. Can this increase? Can creatinine decrease from disease process. Albu also slowly down to 3.8

Yes: Lab values very both day to day and as diseases wax and wane. As a pathologist, i set little by clinicians' estimates of gfr; i'd follow your BUN and creatinine, and urinalysis and urine protein instead. If you were a bit dry last year and drank a lot of water this year, there's anr explanation. Albumin 3.8 is within normal range. "treat the person, not the numbers." good luck. ...Read more

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Nov. 2013 my creatinine was 1.70 mg/dl. Jan. 2014 it came down to 1.19 mg/dl. i exercise daily. what would be the reason of going ups and downs?

Nov. 2013 my creatinine was 1.70 mg/dl.  Jan. 2014 it came down to 1.19 mg/dl. i exercise daily. what would be the reason of going ups and downs?

Varying GFR: This variation is unusual for a 33 yo. If not done, you need a urinalysis and a renal ultrasound. Possibilities include simple dehydration, exercise induced muscle breakdown and kidney injury, NSAID use, creatine use, a kidney disease that predisposes you to dehydration - associated renal insufficiency, kidney stone, or cystic kidney disease. Needs eval. ...Read more

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My dad creatinine level has reached to 2.53. Is there any way to lower it down ?What is the maximum level of creatinine before dialysis?....Plz rply..

Nephrologists : There is no maximum level but usually depends on clinical presentation.Nephrologists can decide when it's best to dialyse. For now he should be evaluated by a physician to know what is causing the High creatinine ...Read more

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My creatinine last week was 1.7 it comes down today at 1.32. I took ketobest 3x a day as prescribed by my nephrology. Do i hve to worry about my kdney?

Follow up : why did your creatinine increase ? Need to know the cause. ketobest sounds like a non prescription medication and of unclear value. Would suggest follow up and work up why kidney function abnormal ...Read more

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