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Dangers Of High Creatinine Levels
How dangerous is high createnine level associated with pneumonia for a 73 yr old person? He has stopped taking any food. Today after 4 days of treatment his creatnine level shoot up to 9 from 4
Very serious: This is very serious. This patient is in acute renal failure and needs intensive care immediately.
It depends/can vary.: The standard reference ranges for serum creatinine are 0.5 to 1.0 mg/dl (about 45-90? mol/l) for women and 0.7 to 1.2 mg/dl (60-110? mol/l) for men. These can vary. For example, a bodybuilder can have a creatinine level of 2.0 and be healthy, while an elderly female can have a value of 1.2 and have severe renal disease.
Upper limit: Creatinine of 1.2 is the upper limit of normal. More important is for you see your estimated glomerular filtration rate. Creatinine levels depend primarily on renal function, muscle mass and to some extent on state of hydration. You should discuss this result with your doctor at your next visit, .See 1 more doctor answer
No: The value you stated is normal for an adult. See this site for more info. Http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/tests-procedures/creatinine/basics/results/PRC-20014534
Azotemia: High blood urea nitrogen and creatinine together. Please keep in mind that today's "normal creatinine / normal estimated gfr" make all well-muscled men into instant kidney patients, and that eating a big steak can raise your BUN above the reference range. Common sense and a basic knowledge of biology's central to understanding labs.
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
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.See 2 more doctor answers
Co-tango usually: The BUN is usually 10 times the creatinine. When the creatinine goes up, the BUN goes up similarly to roughly keep this proportion, in most kidney disease states. The notable exception is when the creatinine goes up say by 20% to 1.2, but the BUN goes up *5 to 50. This strongly suggests a pre-renal state, commonly dehydration. Mild elevations of BUN with normal creatinines aren't of concern.
No cause for concern: Usually it means you are well-muscled or just big.See 1 more doctor answer
Actual values: 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, if both creatinine and BUN are normal you do not need to worry about the ratio.
Need numbers: It would help to have the actual numbers. The doctor who ordered these tests would be in a better position to advise as s/he knows your health status.
I have a high bun/ creatinine level (28) and a low creatinine level (0.5). Should I be concerned or do something?
BUN/Creat Ratio: I personally would not worry about it since the high ratio is due to a slightly elevated BUN. This might be due to a diet high in non-essential amino acids (nothing to truly be concerned about) or a mild lack of water intake. If you are still concerned, please see your primary doctor and go over all of that with her/him.See 1 more doctor answer
Sir please help me. My uncle has high creatinine level, is baking soda is a good home dremedy for it? Thank you sir
Kidney disease: This requires knowledge of the cause of the kidney failure and the value of serum electrolytes. Even if acidosis is present you can't home remedy it by given quantities of baking soda without knowing the precise amount of sodium bicarbonate you're administering and daily measuring of electrolytes. The physician or nephrologist who knows the case is best qualified to render proper care and followupSee 1 more doctor answer
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.
My son is 16 years old 5'10" 162 lbs. I was told his creatinine level was a bit high (1.1). What does this mean? How will this affect him?
Whoa: Unless junior's personal physician very much disagrees, i'd ignore it. The "reference range" was set for non-exercising adults. Any teenaged boy with good muscles will have creatinine 1.1 or higher; in whole classes of athletic med students, most men had creatinine above this. When I was lifting daily, mine was 1.6; a bodybuilder often has 2.0. Too many lawyers and too little common sense.See 1 more doctor answer
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