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Lower Creatine Levels Naturally
Lots of water: If high cr is due to intrinsic kidney disease, there is no way to realistically change it and no benefit to trying. Creatinine is not the problem, the broken kidney is the problem. If you lose a lot of muscle mass your creatinine will drop and you may drink a lot of water but these do not fix the kidney. ...Read more
None: No supplements will lower creatine kinase which signifies potential muscle breakdown when elevated. In past, we tested CK when we suspected a heart attack. Levels can also be elevated when muscles are damaged (rare condition = rhabdomyolysis). Check out http://labtestsonline. Org/understanding/analytes/ck/tab/test/ & http://www. Mayomedicallaboratories. Com/test-catalog/Clinical+and+Interpretive/8336 ...Read more
My doctor told me my creatinine level is too high and we should decrease the Prograf dose. What problem can a high creatine level cause?
Creatinine elevation: Creatinine, produced by muscle cells, is not toxic. The level in blood is a marker of kidney function. Increased level usually indicates reduced kidney function. Prograf is an extremely important medication for transplant patients to prevent immune rejection but can cause toxicity to kidneys. The dose has to be adjusted within a very narrow range to try to prevent both rejection and kidney injury. ...Read more
Can taking any supplement for a period of time lower the natural levels of the supplement after it is all done? Creatine, glucosamine, vitamins, etc?
No: Not to my knowledge. I have never heard of a vitamin downregulating its binders / transporters. ...Read more
Is drinking apple cider vinegar helpful to detoxify your liver? Does it lower urine pH levels and creatine? Is two days long enough to do this?
No: There is no data to support this practice. Good luck! ...Read more
No: At your age, this is something I would watch, but it could be caused by you not drinking enough water before getting your blood drawn. If everything else looked good on your labs, then make sure you drink a glass or two of water before going to the lab next time and see if it goes down. ...Read more
Renal or Kidney role:
a creatine level at 1.43 would represent what we call 'renal insufficiency syndrome'. It could be that your kidneys are under strain and are not cleaning the blood of all of the toxins that it should. It could mean your kidneys are beginning to fail.
If you do not have a relationship with the appropriate health care provider to protect your kidneys and treat the underlying disease get one! ...Read more
Creatine is a: Body building supplement, creatinine is a breakdown product measured as a kidney test, and its clearance is a measure of kidney function. Creatine phospohokinase, cpk, is an energy carrying substance that can be released during muscle injury, heart attacks or strokes. Anormal creatinine is 1. ...Read more
It means your kidneys are not working well. They are having a hard time to clean the blood of all the waste products they should excrete into the urine.
This is very serious and I would hope that you are getting good medical attention to make sure the cause of the problem is identified and treatment instituted. ...Read more
0.6 to 1.2: Normal creatinine is 0.6-1, 2. Body mass, pregnancy, muscle mass, age, sex and state of hydration can effect the value. A large muscular man may have a higher creatinine than a small old lady with little muscle. Weight lifters with large muscle masses can have sometimes creatinines which exceed normal levels but when renal function is measured in other ways function is normal. ...Read more
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Usually I do saturdays high level mountain bike with high ascendants...In the week three days of intensive gimn. I use creatine can be problematic?
My creatine is at 110umol. What can you advise me to do or take to decrease my crea or to stop it from increasing. I'm a male standing at 5'10. 27 yrs?
Sounds normal.: Creatinine is a breakdown product of muscle and is a marker of kidney function. No single value of cr is as important as the trend over time. If your creatinine is not trending then there is certainly no need to "manage" it. Your cr is currently in a healthy range and unless you have some known kidney disease should not be a focus of concern.. ...Read more
Dehydration: Dehydration is treated with fluids, which can given either by mouth or intravenously, depending on how dehydrated the patient is. How low one's creatinine (c) falls after hydration depends on what the person's baseline c was. Normally, the greater the serum sodium and creatinine are the greater the percentage fall in both after fluids are given. If dehydration is severe, a person is hospitalized. ...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
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Not reliable: The creatinine will still likely be in the normal range, if the remaining kidney is normal. It's is because creatinine is not a sensitive marker for kidney disease, and much loss has to occur before the creat becomes abnormal. A 24h for creatinine clearance is a better indicator of renal function. ...Read more
Patients with dehydration can have an elevated creatinine (c) level. Usually, patients with dehydration also has an elevated sodium (na), chloride (cl) level and blood urea nitrogen (BUN) in their blood test results.
A history of working in warm weather and not having enough oral intake of fluids can give a person elevated creatinine levels.
Adequate fluid intake is needed to cure dehydration. ...Read more