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Normal Serum Creatine Levels
Serum Creatinine 1.6, Chloride 108, GFR 48. Would exercise move creatine levels out of normal? A week prior Creatinine 1.4 & Chloride 108. Concerns?
Here are some ...: These reports alone represent your current attainable / acceptable, stable range for your body homeostasis. As long as you have no additional related symptoms, further concern will do no good but practicing healthy lifestyle with no overindulgence / obsession, especially avoiding kidney-insulting drugs, will, a lot. So, live on and ask Doc timely. Best wish ... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Yes and no: Creatine kinase is meaningful only if the number is way-high and there's reason to worry about rhabdomyolysis, heart attack, carrying muscular dystrophy, or a few others. Most folk who exercise heavily have creatine kinases above the "reference range", which is just the lab's number for most ordinary folks who aren't actually sick. Don't look at numbers; look at your health -- why not go run? ...Read more
I am a 41 yr old female.My serum creatine kinase level is 257.Is there anything to be worried about?
Probably not: 257 isn't very high (it goes into the thousands with muscle injury) and tens of thousands when it's especially serious. Different labs have different cut-offs but i assume 257 is a little high in your lab? Simple muscular work can raise it. If you had a heart problem or muscle injury from statins, you'd have symptoms - are you feeling ok? It's always better to treat patients, not lab numbers. ...Read more
Serum creatine 1.22 with normal ultrasound, normal urinanalysis and too low leve of microalbuminuria (uncountable). Does it mean anything? Thanks M,31
Good for you: This is what happens when a lawyer-shy medical community is forced to look at labs apart from people. This is a normal creatinine for a 30 year old man with muscle. Mine is higher. When I was lifting weights daily, it ran 1.6-1.8. I'm sorry you had to go through the workup. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer