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Creatinine Levels And Kidney Disease
I am told my Glomerular filtration Rate is 57.6. Does this indicate Kidney disease? Creatinine is 1.0 BUN is 20 total Protein is 7.0 I am 55 w/f
GFR: Your Estimated filtration rate is borderline. This is not a problem itself. The important concern is whether disease exists that might be progressive. Serum creatinine of 1.0 is "normal". So is serum creatinine 1.1. However, creatinine relates to muscle mass. If you are small muscled as a. 55 yo woman, then creatinine of 1.1 or 1.0 may indicate some minor impairment in its excretion. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more
Not necessarily.: If you are healthy, this lab finding might be unexpected. However, it doesn't mean that you have intrinsic kidney disease. There are factors other than the kidney which could raise serum creatinine including dehydration, liver disease, heart disease, urinary tract obstruction, muscle breakdown. Certain antibiotics and blood pressure medications can elevate it. I would go to your PCP and repeat it ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm a 61 yr old female with creatinine levels 1.09, 1.11, 1.13. My bun/creatinine ratio is 10. Should I be concerned about kidney disease?
Here are some ...: The numbers of creatinine and BUN alone indicate you've adequate function of kidney. But it's still wise to correlate the numbers with history and prior test values if available. Meanwhile, it's good idea to chat with your doc for better clinical pertinence. While online chat is easy and may be fun, it may bring more confusion and anxiety to the inquirers due to lacking sufficient knowledge &... ...Read more
My albumin/ creatinine ratio was 0.97 with range of 1.2-2.5. Albumin was 4.0,creatinine level was 0.60 .both low range.could this be kidney disease?
I'm 51 and take hydrochlorothiazide. My creatinine level is 1.4 and my bun is 20. My bun/creat ratio is 14. Should i be concerned about kidney disease?
Observation: Your bun/creatinine ratio is minimally elevated. The hydrochlorothiazide itself makes you urinate more, this can lead to slight dehydration and the results in the ratio above, make sure you are adequately hydrated and the ratio doesn't increase by rechecking every 3-6 months until it is normal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My father has a 1.4 a creatinine level and he sufering a gout of both of two feet can he survive for kidney disease?
Creatinine 1.4: Creatinine of 1.4 is not so bad; he can survive and live well at this level of kidney function, so long as it does not deteriorate; diet matters; his meds matter; his state of hydration matters; he requires close care and diet counsel -- can be done !! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My father 60 years old kidney disease&creatinine level 8.2mg/dl.He is diabetic&bp patient, now facing dialysis.Help me bring back to normal life?
Dialysis: You father will need to start dialysis due to his kidney disease. You father is still young enough to be considered for a kidney transplant (t). If he is lucky he may be able to get a kidney and pancreas transplant that would cure both his kidney disease and diabetes. If the absence of a t he will need to be on some sort of dialysis (d). While it a new life style many patients live well on d. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi, my grandfather is suffering from kidney disease. His creatinine level has reached 8.9 today. A homeopathy treatment or dialysis? Please suggest.
Dialysis,,: I don't know what homeopathic treatments there are, but if he wants to live, a man with a creatinine like that should get dialysis asap. This means that there are build- ups of waste products in his body which affect its function, so get him there as soon as you can. Good luck. ...Read more
What's the indicator that a person has kidney disease? Is it low calcium, abnormal Intact PTH, high Creatinine level, or what? Explain.
Several things: Hi. Depending on the type of kidney disease, Several things are possible, but the most general lab test is an increase in serum creatinine. Some kidney diseases can present with normal creatinine and an increase in urinary protein, increase in blood pressure, blood in the urine, etc. Please see a kidney doctor (nephrologist) to be evaluated. They are excellent physiologists and physicians. ...Read more
My daughter has hydronephrosis. High platelet levels, high creatinine and bun levels, white blood cells in her urine. No reflux.Possible kidney disease?
Azotemia: Your daughter needs to be evaluated by both pediatric urologist & pediatric nephrologist. Repeat my previous advice that you need to take her a center which can provide these services and believe that would by ucla or la children's hospital or uc irvine medical center. They should be able to make a diagnosis and optimally advise regarding treatment. My sympathies this is a serious problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe/depends,,,: If you are a big person with a normal egfr, and BUN, you might have a high Creatinine due to a lot of muscle mass. However, if you are small, and of light build, you could have an issue, and so a more extensive work up would be needed, including review of your meds, if you are taking any. Best of luck. ...Read more
I am 36 years old, male. My creatinine is 1.13 mg/dl. In your estimate of my gfr, do I already have the dreaded kidney disease? Pls. Answer. Thanks.
Don't treat numbers: Creatinine reflects muscularity; when i was lifting weigbts daily i ran as high as 1.6. In my experience, all muscular men run creatinine like yours or higher. For the past few years, labs have been turning out "estimated gfr's" based on spot creatinines without any reference to the human being tested, dismaying nephrologists. I hope you and your physician will ignore this fad. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How high?: 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, it would have been helpful to know the actual creatinine and eGFR values. If these are abnormal if would be prudent to consult a nehprologist so that a treatable entity is not overlooked. ...Read more
I have been diagnosed kidney disease (CIN-CKD, HYPERURICEMIC, DISLIPEM)..my creatinine flexuates from 1.5 to 1.8 and my ua remains 8-10,?
Creatinine & BUN r ok. I m being treated 4 high albuminuria. I m not diabetic. Bp 140/90. Can i be cured? Hav i Chronic kidney disease? Dr Told nothin
Get answers: The most common cause of proteinuria above trace (which should usually be ignored) is orthostatic proteinuria. This must be ruled out first. How are you being treated? You need a specific diagnosis first -- ACE inhibitors, protein restriction or what-have-you isn't appropriate until you really know what's going on. Insist on a full explanation -- it's your absolute right as the patient. ...Read more
For 57+ F does serum creatinine 1.0 mg/dL along with 5-10% weight loss in 6-12 months, Hb 10.6 & Pt 1.2 L indicate early/mid stage kidney disease ?
RENAL DISEASE??: HELLO~ this show mild platelet reduction and anemia (HB10.2) You should see ur doctor to place on record its from menorrhagia,. or if not, find the cause and treat with iron after further tests. You need a CREATININE CLEARANCE to diagnose kidney disease and creatinine of 1.0 is within normal range. You would need massive wt loss to make Cr rise. thanks ...Read more
Afraid that I have kidney disease, pain on hands while pt perform acupressure, said its kidney prob, I have normal s. Creatinine and urinalysis.Help.
Doctor can help: A primary care doctor can evaluate to see what might be the concerns. Having hand pain when doing some sort of acupressure doesn't mean anything in modern medicine... So it doesn't mean one has heart disease, kidney disease, lung disease, or any internal organ disease. However, if parts of the hand or fingers hurt when pressed (not pressing too hard), one's doctor can check for hand inflammation. ...Read more
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