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How much does creatinine blood level fluctuate in time in one person, within a year? What everything can influence it?

How much does creatinine blood level fluctuate in time in one person, within a year? What everything can influence it?

Creatinine level : Should remain stable in a year or long period of time. It gets worse or increases in value when there's kidney problem, dehydration, adverse effects of hypertension, diabetes, medications, IV contrast dyes, creatinine products, autoimmune conditions, muscle breakdown/rhabdomyolysis, heart/liver or kidney failure etc. http://www.livestrong.com/creatinine-serum/. ...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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Why there is high creatinine blood level during starvation?

Why there is high creatinine blood level during starvation?

Muscle breakdown: The main source of creatinine is muscle tissue. In starvation the body breaks down its own muscle tissue to make up for the deficit ...Read more

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Normal sugar blood level?

Normal sugar blood level?

100mg/dL or less: Physicians measure patient's fasting blood glucose. This is the blood sugar taken when the patient hasn't had food or drink for at least 8 hours. "normal" is considered to be 100mg/dl or less. There is a little leeway before a level is high enough to raise concern and necessitate intervention though. A non-fasting blood sugar - or random should be less than 150... Especially 2 hours after you eat. ...Read more

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I barely get 400 - 500 mg of calcium a day. Why would my calcium levels stay at consistent blood level of 9.5? Does this seem odd? Or is this normal?

I barely get 400 - 500 mg of calcium a day. Why would my calcium levels stay at consistent blood level of 9.5? Does this seem odd? Or is this normal?

Perfectly normal: The blood calcium level is regulated within a very close range -- if it weren't, your heart would stop. The body keeps stores in your bones. If you have little in your diet, you simply absorb it better from your gut. It's not wise long-term -- there are plenty of folks with "aches and pain", "fibromyalgia" and so forth whose only real pathology is calcium-depleted bones. Ask a dietician? ...Read more

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My blood work all came back normal with the exception of my creatinine level, which was 20.0. What does this suggest and why do I not have symptoms?

Labs φ disease: Just because laboratory results are elevated or out of range, does not mean you have disease. Creatinine is a measure kidney function, but there are many things (like hydration, medications, exercise) that can alter the creatinine levels. Having multiple elevations is more significant. ...Read more

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I feel quite low all the day...My blood level is normal..What can be that?

Feeling low: Not sure what you mean by blood level; do you mean you aren't anemic? Low energy levels can be caused by many other issues like underactive thyroid, diabetes, electrolyte imbalances., lack of sleep, sleep apnea, depression, improper diet, stress...The list is very long. You need to have more evaluation than you can get here in order to figure out what is going on. ...Read more

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Once your blood creatinine level goes up can it ever return to a normal level again?

Once your blood creatinine level goes up can it ever return to a normal level again?

Yes: Pre renal azotemia, a rise in BUN and creatinine caused by fluid depletion is easily corrected with hydration. Other causes respond to time and more complex remedies. Ocassionally just stopping a medication leads to dramatic improvement. Your physician can guide you through this. ...Read more

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33 year old husbands blood creatinine level is 1.18( ref. Range is 0.50-1.20). Is this on the high end of normal, and should we be worried?

Creatinine of 1.18: You should ask your physician for her thoughts on your husband's creatinine (c) level. It is still normal and would be nice to know if were the same level last year, or if it were increasing. At this level, in the absence of an increase c level, i would speak to his physician and not be too concerned. If it is increasing see a nephrologist for better management of it. ...Read more

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