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How To Reduce Serum Creatinine Level
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
Serum creatinine level reduced from 6.9 to 6.7 within 3 days and again reduced from 6.7 to 5.5 within 4 days. Diaysis is required or not?
Difficult to say: It is a difficult question to answer based on the limited information provided. The cause, duration of renal failure, comorbid conditions etc all play a part in the decision. Your nephrologist would provide the best guidance. ...Read more
What are the causes of and how can the levels be reduced of serum creatinine, serum alkaline phosphatase?
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
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
Less than 1.2 mg/dL: It should be lower than 1.2 mg/dl. ...Read more
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
See below: The serum creatinine level which requires dialysis is based on calculation of the gfr, as persons with different weight, sex and race may have have different GFR even with same serum creatinine. Generally speaking when GFR is below 10-15 and patients are symptomatic they need dialysis. Higher the creatinine, the lower the gfr. ...Read more
Probably: The more important parameter is your GFR. This is calculated based on age, creatinine and weight. If it is over 60, there is no contraindication to using metformin. A young male who is very muscular may have a high creatinine but normal GFR. The usual cut off level for not using metformin in men is a creatine above 1.5 ...Read more
A 2.0 level: Indicates need to be careful, 5.0 might require dialysis. Your kidneys have a large reserve and any increase indicates much damage. ...Read more
Do you really mean 29 mg/dl or 2.9 mg/dl?
I am asking since 29 mg/dl is really bad and I have never seen such a high results, seems like a mistake to me. If that is really true you most like have many symptoms of uremia (nausea, vomiting, weakness, itching) and swelling from decreased urine output. If you don't have any of thosethat just does not fit. ...Read more
High creatinine: It may not be able to be reduced. A patient not on dialysis with a creatinine level (cl) of 9 is quite sick. Patients with a cl so high not in the hospital should be. The cl may be reduced if is due to some renal drug toxicity or some obstruction. It is best to have this person seen by a physician as soon as possible as his potassium level may be life-threatening. ...Read more
Depends who you are: I'm well-muscled and when I was lifting weights every day, my creatinine ran 1.6-1.8. If on the other hand you're a petite lady or one of the couch potatoes on which our "reference ranges" are based, this is whispernig a concern about possible very mildly compromised kidney function. There's nothing you can do right now except stay fit and maybe avoid a lot of salt. Follow-up with a repeat test. ...Read more