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How To Treat High Creatinine Levels
Can a kidney ok in creatinine and no protein in uric fail to flush uric acid? Is this treatable? Already consuming low purine diet but still 7.8.
See below: It would require an in-person evaluation to determine the need, if any, for treating your elevated uric acid level. Please consult these links for information and discuss the matter with your doctor. http://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/high-uric-acid-level/basics/definition/sym-20050607 http://www.rheumatology.org/Portals/0/Files/ACR%20Guidelines%20for%20Management%20of%20Gout_Part%201.pdf ...Read more
My daughter has hydronephrosis. No reflux. High levels of creatinine and bun. Doctors want to treat her with long term bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). Is this okay?
Definitely not OK: Ideally daughter needs to be seen & managed by pediatric urologist who may advise surgery to relieve any obstruction causing her hydronephrosis & nephrologist regarding her azotemia (elevated BUN & creatinine). Suggest you go to la, los angeles children's hospital or ucla medical center. This is not something to be managed locally in yucaima. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) not appropriate unless infected & not long term. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi Doctor, My father is aged 73. His creatanine level is 6.59, blood urea 380, with normal Na and K+ levels. He's having high BP, and is non-diabetic. Recently, edema was treated with some medication.
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. ...Read more
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, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read more
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 ...Read more
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