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Hi sir my mothers serum creatinine lab reading is 3.1, is it causesany heavy problem to the kidneys?

Hi sir my mothers serum creatinine lab reading is 3.1, is it  causesany heavy problem to the kidneys?

Renal Insufficiency: Discuss this with her and pcp. This is consistent with renal insufficiency or early renal failure. If pcp is comfortable managing this, is not a problem as long as your mom follow instructions and take medications (i.e. For blood pressure) as indicated and avoid things like high protein in diet. Other conditions (i.e. Diabetes) should be well controlled. She can progress but hard to predict. ...Read more

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Serum Creatinine (Definition)

Creatinine is a breakdown product of muscle tissue. In the healthy situation it is cleared by the kidneys. Thus, a rise in creatinine is a sign of ...Read more


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In CKD can increasing exercise or losing weight cause an elevation in serum creatinine?

In CKD can increasing exercise or losing weight cause an elevation in serum creatinine?

Yes: If exercising more you may become more dehydrated and this can further damage your kidneys. Weight changes should not unless breakdown products of protein build up again from not hydrating adequately, please see your doctor to discuss treatment to prevent further damage to your kidneys as soon as possible. ...Read more

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How to reduce serum creatinine and blood urea level for 62 yr old male right now the readings are: serum creatinine ---> 2.1 blood urea --->67?

How to reduce serum creatinine and blood urea level for 62 yr old male

right now the readings are:

serum creatinine  --->  2.1

blood urea --->67?

High creatinine: You need to see a nephroloigist (n) for a history, physical examination and lab studies. You need a 24 hour urine for creatinine clearance and protein determination. You also need more blood work and a renal ultrasound to see the size and morphology of your kidneys. If you have some obstruction of your urinary tract, lowering of you elevated levels may be possible. See a n for more infoirmation. ...Read more

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What is a regular serum creatinine level?

0.6 to 1.4 mg/dL: Creatinine is a product of muscle metabolism. Because women generally have less muscle mass than men, their values are lower. Because of increased volume during pregnancy, lower limits of normal may be 0.4 -0.5 mg/dl. As an individual ages, the muscle mass may decline therefore the serum creatinine values may not adequately reflect the underlying renal function. ...Read more

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My serum creatinine is 4.0 what it means?

High creatinine : Before i can answer your question, i need to know your height and weight. If you are a tall person with a large amount of muscle mass, it is less serious than if you have less muscle mass. See a nephrologist to take a history to see if you have high BP or diabetes. You also need a renal ultrasound and a 24 hour urine collection to assess your renal function and to see if you have proteinuria. ...Read more

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What's the normal level of serum creatinine?

What's the normal level of serum creatinine?

S. Creatinine: 0.6-1.3 mg./DL in adult males, and 0.5-1.1 in adult females. ...Read more

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Is a serum creatinine of 1.6 the same as 1.36?

No: 1.36 can be rounded up to 1.4, which is obviously lower than 1.6. In some labs, 1.36 could be in the upper end of the normal range, but 1.6 is always considered high. ...Read more

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Serum creatinine low 39 out of (53-97) normal?

Low creatinine: 19F Kuwait note creatinine 39. Normal for lab 53-97. Asks: Normal. ANS: no but probably is for you. Related to.body muscle mass and hydration state. Have lab repeat. Ask lab and Dr normal range for your age BMI MUSCLE MASs and ethnicity. Happy to do 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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Serum creatinine value 1.9 value is any effect?

Renal Insufficiency: This is very high and represents renal insufficiency or worse. Please follow the advice of your physician. ...Read more

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What does a serum creatinine level of 2.2 mean?

Kidney dysfunction: A serum creatinine elevation like yours is a sign of kidney dysfunction or insufficiency. This needs to be evaluated and treated to avoid kidney failure. ...Read more

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What will happen if serum creatinine increases?

Renal function: Serum creatinine is a reflection of kidney function and rising creatinine level indicates deteriorating kidney function. Please consult your doctor to find out why creatinine may be rising and what intervention may be needed. ...Read more

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My serum creatinine is 0.8. What does this mean?

Serum creatinine: By itself, your serum creatinine (C) is within normal limits. C is dependent on age, sex, race and weight. As you did not mention any personal information, ask the physician (P) who ordered the test. I suspect that if there were a problem with your C level, the P would have told you and you have nothing to worry about. Good luck. ...Read more

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My serum creatinine should rise every few years with age?

My serum creatinine should rise every few years with age?

No: The kidneys age and body mass falls so that the normal creatinine remains 1mg/dl. The glomerular filtration rate however falls steadily after age 50. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: serum creatinine?

Kidney function: Creatinine is a breakdown product of muscle tissue. In the healthy situation it is cleared by the kidneys. Thus, a rise in creatinine is a sign of deterioration in kidney function. ...Read more

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Serum creatinine/plasma level of 0.66, what does this mean?

Additional info: Hi Tammy, Here is some additional information for you regarding serum creatinine http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/creatinine-test/home/ovc-20179389 Hope this helps ...Read more

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My Serum creatinine result is 46 umol / L. What does it mean?

Creatinine: Creatinine ia a break -down product of creatinine phosphate from muscle and is used as a clinical marker for renal function due to its high filtration in the kidneys with little excretion. Decreased level could be explained by decreased muscle mass. ...Read more

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I am a female. 38 years old. Is a serum creatinine of 1.2 bad?

Normal range: There is some variation of creatinine level from day to day depending your hydration and nutritional status. If you have larger muscle mass, this tends to be on the higher side. Certain medication such as those for blood pressure (i.E lisinopril/losartan etc..) can cause increase of this substance. If it were concerning by your doc who ordered the lab, you would have been advised. Good luck. ...Read more

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Which medicine to take or food to eat to reduce serum creatinine?

How high is it?: I'm lean and quite muscular and during my best days lifting weights, my creatinine rose to 1.6 just from being heavily muscled. This is about as high as a healthy man who's not on steroids will get it. Now it's 1.4 which is normal for a fitness guy. The "normal range" is determined for men who do not strength-train. I wrote this considering that you might be in the same situation. Best to you. ...Read more

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What are the foods that are to be avoided if elevated serum creatinine?

What are the foods that are to be avoided if elevated serum creatinine?

Proteins: Persons with high creatinine have poor kidney function or even kidney failure. They must limit the amount of protein in the diet. Protein is the ultimate source of creatinine. ...Read more

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My serum creatinine level is 1.18 for the range 0.6 - 1.5 is it normal?

My serum creatinine level is 1.18 for the range 0.6 - 1.5 is it normal?

Yes: Serum creatinine varies with muscularity. When i was lifting weights every day, mine ran 1.6-1.7. That's fine given my lifestyle. Stop worrying about individual lab tests especially if your physician isn't concerned. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have a low serum creatinine of .50 mg/dl . Is it okay . What should I do to increase it . ?

It's OK: Low or normal serum creatinine indicates normal renal function. Elevation in serum creatinine indicates kidney dysfunction. ...Read more

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What can I do if my serum creatinine level is 1.5mg/dl. Is it high and if so how can I lower it?

High creatinine: You may not be able to lower your creatinine level of 1.5, as it depends on what caused it to be that high. You need to see a nephrologist and have a 24 hour urine (u) collection for creatinine clearance and protein. Blood will be collected when the u is returned to the lab. You need a renal ultrasound done to see if you have any obstruction in your urinary outflow tract. Good luck. ...Read more

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My serum creatinine was increases from .90, three years ago to 1.09. Do I have to be worried?I male 22y/o 5'9, 70kgs

Serum creatinine: You probably have no reason to worry. To find out your exact renal function, have a 24 hour urine collected for creatinine clearance and protein. If you have any renal impairment, the 24 hour urine will disclose it. Good luck. ...Read more

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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