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How To Reduce Serum Creatinine Level
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
Sodium-133, potassium-5.2, urea-105, creatinine-4.2. How to reduce the urea and creatinine levels?
High Blood Levels: To properly answer your question, more information is needed. Specifically, your age, weight and race will give a nephrologist an idea of what your kidney function is. You need to have an ultrasound of your kidneys to see if you have obstruction present. Please see a nephrologist so that doctor can do a history and physicalexam and order the ultrasound as well as a 24 hour urine collection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Treat the cause: High creatinine level is not a problem in and of itself. High creat does not cause a problem or symptoms. Rather, it is a sign that the kidney is slow eliminating waste (including creatinine waste). This slow function is due to a reason whether it is kidney tissue aging or disease or other reasons like blockage of kidney flow. If u decrease creat without improving kidneys, u still have a problem. ...Read more
Don't treat a lab: Bun/creatinine ratio varies with hydration, diet, and kidney status; if high and the person's kidneys aren't working well, they may just be dry or shocky. You can lower your ratio simply by drinking a few glasses of water. But why? There's no point. I eat a lot of protein and mine tends to be a bit high, but that doesn't mean i'm sick. The big picture is everything. ...Read more
Kidney or load: The BUN is a measure of the amount of nitrogen in the blood in the form of urea, and it is, thereby a measurement of renal function. Thus, if one improve the renal function the BUN will go down. ...Read more
Underlying cause: How much is your globulin level? What symptoms do you have? Who told you that you need to decrease your globulin level? Increased globulin level is usually due to chronic inflammation or tumor of the bone marrow. You need to address the underlying cause. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Why do you ask?: The reference range on RDW, as for most labs, is set so that a few percent of folks fall outside on either end. A low RDW is never a problem. There is no advantage to trying to change it. Frequent visits to the blood bank are good for you as a public service, and are likely to raise RDW. ...Read more
Depends: CPKs are enzymes inside the cell that are release after injury to the membrane cause by trauma,inflammation,ischemia or even excessive exercise.It comes in different isoforms depending on the cells it comes from such as skeletal,heart,liver,brain etc. So it can be chronic as in inflammation of skeletal muscles or transient as in trauma or heart attacks or induce by drugs. ...Read more
High Calcium level: You need to see a doctor, endocrinologist (e), to find out what is causing your calcium (c) to be high. Unfortunately, the causes of high c are not good. You may have vit. D intoxication, hyperparathyroidism or hyperthryodism, sarcoidosis, or a bone tumor, among other causes. Good to a e and get the answer to your question. A high blood level of c is no joking matter. Good luck. ...Read more
D&E: Diet and exercise are the primary keys to reduced cholesterol. You can google this question to find further info. If you have made these changes, and you fail to see improvement in cholesterol levels, you can speak with your doctor about effective medications proven to modify cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease. ...Read more
See details: Many meds can cause elevated CPK levels. This is related to muscle damage and the most common med to cause this is a statin. ...Read more
Depends: On why it is high. Have your doctor that did the test explain why it is high. ...Read more
Don't Rx a lab value: My first concern is whether one of your arthritis meds is causing a mild interstitial nephritis. Your physician is the one who can answer this. You may be in for a trial of a medication change and/or a check of your ability to concentrate urine -- or this very slightly elevated creatinine may just be the result of getting a little older and perhaps having had some past damage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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