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How Can I Lower My Creatinine Level
Care for kidneys: Today's "normal" creatinine / egfr levels for men often fail to take a well-muscled man's normals into account; if you're 1.6 or below (or even a bit higher if you're really strong), i wouldn't worry. If you're higher, limit salt intake, protein intake if your physician thinks helpful, control your atherosclerosis risk, stay fit to stave off any tendency to diabetes. Good luck. ...Read more
Lowering creatinine?: You really are not able to lower your creatinine (c) level by using herbs and foods. How high is it? You should see a physician to check if you have a cause for your elevated c, such as hypertension and/or diabetes, for example. The sooner you see a doctor the quicker a treatment plan can be mapped out for you. Good luck. ...Read more
May not need to: Lab testing isn't "one size fits all." a lab may list 1.2 as the "upper limit of the reference range", but a muscular patient can and should have a higher level. When i was lifting daily, my creatinine stayed at 1.6, and an elite bodybuilder's is likely to 2.0 or so. The level itself doesn't make you sick; it's just one piece of information to tell whether there's kidney disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
BUN and Creatinine: It depends on the cause of why your levels are elevated. Dehydration, medications, acute illness can often cause an elevated BUN and creatinine, so stopping nsaids, drinking plenty of fluids can help. However, often the bun/crt increase due to worsening renal function and for that you need to see a nephrologist. ...Read more
Don't Rx a lab: As your age, and especially if you're still fairly athletic and decently-muscled, this could well be normal for you. Life's difficult enough without trying to treat lab values. You're not a kidney patient unless there's other evidence of kidney troubles (inability to concentrate urine, abnormal urinalysis, significant proteinuria). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Worthless: Except as part of a well-informed system of healthy eating to manage your diabetes. There's no "superfood" to promote good health, and if your creatinine is a bit up as a result of your diabetes, sensible diet and especially medication and fitness will go a long way to keeping you and your kidneys healthy. Glad you're health-focused and best wishes. ...Read more
Ketosteril use: Ketosteril (k) does have certain effects on lowering creatinine, but it still depends on the patients’ illness and physical conditions and patients should not rely on k only to prevent dialysis. The root cause of increased creatinine level is the damage of renal intrinsic cells and tissues and the decreased ability of the glomerular filtration. K cannot repair already damaged renal tissue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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