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Doctor insights on: Increased Creatinine Levels

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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


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Chf patient under 1L water intake a day, BUN level 63, creatinine 2.0 on lasix 40 mg maintenance dosage. Should water intake be increased a little so the kidneys don't conserve water? Asking because of decreased urination wirh stable GFR. Check Adh?

Chf patient under 1L water intake a day, BUN level 63, creatinine 2.0 on lasix 40 mg maintenance dosage. Should water intake be increased a little so the kidneys don't conserve water? Asking because of decreased urination wirh stable GFR. Check Adh?

CHF/ renal disease: This question is best asked to you cardiologist, as you have CHF and kidney damage so your fluid balance is very delicate. Drinking too much can put you back in CHF. Would recheck your creatinine and your creatinine clearence, EF on echocardiogram as it may have changed. Discuss this with your cardiologist ...Read more

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My mom has hypertension, diabetes, chronic kidney disease and carotid artery disease. Recently her creatinine levels have increased - last reading was 2.4 with GFR of 16 and BUN of 39. Her nephrologist determined that there were no real issues going on wi

My mom has hypertension, diabetes, chronic kidney disease and carotid artery disease. Recently her creatinine levels have increased - last reading was 2.4 with GFR of 16 and BUN of 39. Her nephrologist determined that there were no real issues going on wi

Its complicated: It is not unusual to see these fluctuations in a patient with multiple chronic conditions due to impact of multiple medications. Make sure that the doctor determines that she is not experiencing medication side-effects. ...Read more

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Is 1.21 creatinine level low?

No: It is in the normal range and there is no pathologic low level of creatinine. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/creatinine/my00144/dsection=results. ...Read more

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Is 1.03 bad creatinine level?

Creatinine: Creatinine level depends on many things....Age, race, sex, muscle mass. For women, the usual creatinine is between 0.6 and 1mg/dl. For men, between 0.9 and 1.4mg/dl. As we age, the creatinine should lower slightly (less muscle mass). The number is important but so are the trends. Usually, I am not very concerned with a creatinine of 1 unless its someone very young or very small/frail. ...Read more

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Is a .74 creatinine level bad?

No: Creatinine level of 0.74 mg/dl is quite normal. See this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003475.htm. ...Read more

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What make creatinine levels rise?

What make creatinine levels rise?

Low kidney function: You have decreased renal (kidney) function. You should get seen by your primary doctor to find out the cause. Possible causes are: chronic high blood pressure, undiagnosed diabetes, chronic nsaid's (e.g. Ibuprofen use..), polycystic kidneys, lupus, bladder/kidney obstruction, artery blockage (stenosis) etc... ...Read more

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How to decrease creatinine levels?

How to decrease creatinine levels?

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 more

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Is a 2 creatinine level dangerous?

Is a 2 creatinine level dangerous?

Interpretation: Serum creatinine is affected by protein intake, gender, age, race, muscular build, and renal function. A rising creatinine is always of concern. "normal" on lab tests is generally less than 1.2 mg/dl. Renal function can be estimated with a more complex formula or measured with a 24 h urine collection. ...Read more

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