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Creatinine level is 1.27.. Gfr 57, A1c 5.7... Md said drink more liquids...I think the numbers suggest greater problems. Thoughts?

Creatinine level is 1.27.. Gfr 57, A1c 5.7... Md said drink more liquids...I think the numbers suggest greater problems.  Thoughts?

Yes: You are right. Your GFR is abnormal and should be worked up. Your history suggest HTN which can cause Chronic kidney disease. Drink to thirst, don't drink excessive fluids. Also need an ultrasound to ensure no back pressure to the kidney given your BPH. A Urine test, Up/Uc ratio may be needed. Please seek care with a kidney doctor. ...Read more

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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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Is 1.21 creatinine level low?

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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What can cause a low creatinine level?

What can cause a low creatinine level?

Low muscle mass: Serum creatinine is a waste product of muscle metabolism. Large muscle mass people have larger creatinine, small muscle mass (women, the elderly) folks have lower creatinine. ...Read more

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What else leads to low creatinine levels in the urine?

Factors: Low creatinine levels in the urine can be seen in states like reduced kidney function (low gfr), advanced age, malnourished states, low muscle mass, liver failure, etc. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of low creatinine levels in the blood?

There are none: Reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either side. Low creatinine is never a problem. It's common for a petite lady to be low. ...Read more

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I m 45 yrs old my creatinine level is low in 40s what should I do is it dangerous?

High: Are you sure that your serum creatinine is 40? Levels over 10 are considered very indicative of advanced kidney disease requiring dialysis. Unless you're under treatment for chronic kidney disease, have the lab check your serum creatinine again and discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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I have a high bun/ creatinine level (28) and a low creatinine level (0.5) . Should I be concerned or do something?

BUN/Creat Ratio: I personally would not worry about it since the high ratio is due to a slightly elevated BUN. This might be due to a diet high in non-essential amino acids (nothing to truly be concerned about) or a mild lack of water intake. If you are still concerned, please see your primary doctor and go over all of that with her/him. ...Read more

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What does it mean low creatinine levels and high bun creatinine ratio?

Muscle mass: Serum levels of creatinine depend on renal function, muscle mass and intake of muscles foods. A low creatinine level is of no consequence as long as you are not emaciated. Paralyzed, or have extensive amputations. High ratio just reflects low creatinine. ...Read more

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My albumin/creatinine level is low 3.5 what i wanted to do to increase the level ?

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You don't!: A low albumin/creatinine ratio is a good thing! as the level rises, that means the amount of Albumin you are spilling into your urine is abnormal, and could need treatment. This is called "microalbuminuria". ...Read more

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What does it mean if your creatinine level is too high 1.16 and your bun/creatinine ratio is very low at a 5?

Why do you ask?: Labs mean nothing in the absence of a clinical history. You might be a vegan bodybuilder. When I was lifting weights every day, my creatinine ran 1.6-1.8. The fellow-pathologists with whom I've discussed it think that reports generated by labs are causing overdiagnosis of renal disease (it's subscience -- "there's an adjustment for race because black people are more muscular.") ...Read more

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