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Creatinine Levels One Kidney
My uncle has high level of creatinine and one kidney works 25 pct and the other at 50 pct. He is 78. Any trestment suggestions?
Control and prevent.: Treatment is aimed at controlling the underlying disease which is causing his dysfunction ( diabetes, hypertension, etc.) and in preventing further damage to the kidneys by avoiding any kidney toxic medications and in potentially taking appropriate medications such as angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors. Sounds like you have already talked to someone about this. ...Read more
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
Normal creatinine: One's serum creatinine level is dependent on one's age, body weight, race and sex. To get an exact idea of how kidney is functioning, you need to have a 24 hour urine for creatinine clearance done. See a neprhologist to have this done to see how well your one kidney is working. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My father had a radical nephrectomy 3 years back. He lost one kidney.
Recently tests shown his creatinine level 2.0. Not diabetic. How to lower down?
Follow-up: If dad is a well-muscled man (which raises creatinine well above "normal range" for today's couch potatoes) and we already know why he lost half his nephrons, this may not be an issue. I trust he is being followed up and that folks are watching for focal-segmental glomerulosclerosis / hyperfiltration lesion that's fairly common in kidneys that lose their partner. Don't try to treat a lab value. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is muscular exercising to strengthen arms and legs in someone with one kidney, creatinine 1.49 & eGFR 42 harmful because it may increase creat.level?
No: It's good for you. In fact, if you're working out and feeling okay at age 68 with a creatinine of 1.49, I seriously doubt you have anything wrong with your kidneys beyond a bit of age-related wear-and-tear, or any reason to be concerned. When I was lifting daily as a young doctor, my creatinine ran 1.6-1.7. Hit the gym and treasure the time there. ...Read more
Hello doctor, my brother in law has serious kidney issue. He is diabetic, high serum creatinine level 8, vomiting, now on dialysis since one month?
My BUN level is 3 and my BUN/CREATININE RATIO is 4 and I only have 1 kidney is this good or not good?
Husband has 3.0 creatinine level (ref range is 2.5 and under) with 24 hour urine test. Protein, uric acid in urine normal. Kidney us found small hyperechoic foci in kidneys and 1 cyst in left kidney?
Choices matter: You are making a good decision to choose your lifestyle. Since you already have moderate kidney disease, protecting the remaining is important. Weight loss, exercise, low sodium diet, avoiding tobacco and nsaids together with controlled blood pressure and blood sugar will protect your remaining kidney function. Fluid intake in general water if your thirsty, don't "push" fluids. Good luck. ...Read more
Varies: Although serum creatinine is routinely tested when blood chemistry is ordered, it is not a standardized test (i.e. different labs will give a slightly different numerical values & direct comparison of values from such labs is not meaningful). Frequently, normal serum creatinine ranges from 0.8 to 1.3 mg/dl. However, other factors such as degree of hydration and the muscle mass of the patient. ...Read more
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