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Doctor insights on: Potential Complications Of A High Creatinine Level

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What is a high creatinine level considered?

What is a high creatinine level considered?

It depends/can vary.: The standard reference ranges for serum creatinine are 0.5 to 1.0 mg/dl (about 45-90 ?mol/l) for women and 0.7 to 1.2 mg/dl (60-110 ?mol/l) for men. These can vary. For example, a bodybuilder can have a creatinine level of 2.0 and be healthy, while an elderly female can have a value of 1.2 and have severe renal disease. ...Read more

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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What is considered a high creatinine level?

What is considered a high creatinine level?

Above: 1.2 mg/dL in general, but it also depends on age, sex, and possible variations between labs ...Read more

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Hi i'm rami my mom have a high creatinine level 8.57 in the heamatology report and i want to help her, she's 53, what to do to reduce it?Plz help, thanks

Hi i'm rami
my mom have a high creatinine level 8.57 in the heamatology report and i want to help her, she's 53, what to do to reduce it?Plz help, thanks

High creatinine: A creatinine of 8.57 would not be on a hematology report, it would be on a chem panel. The lab should have called the doctor to report this elevated creatinine level. Have your mother speak to her doctor and get referred to a nephrologist. It seems that she would be rather ill with an untreated creatinine leve of 8.57 mg/dl. Get her some from a nephrologist to see if she can be helped. ...Read more

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Mom have a high creatinine level 8.57, how to decrase it?.I want to help her.And she want to know about some food without potassium, please help thanks

Mom have a high creatinine level 8.57, how to decrase it?.I want to help her.And she want to know about some food without potassium, please help
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Creatinine elevation: This creatinine value indicates kidney insufficiency that is advanced. She requires a nephrologists evaluation as soon as possible to determine how to reverse kidney failure. Safe foods include grain foods, pasta (no sauce), bread, rice, and most vegetables. Avoid tomato and potato and citrus fruits. See doctor and dietitian as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Is high levels of creatinine dangerous?

YES: Creatinine is non toxic substance produced by the muscles. High level of creatinine are suggestive of kidney failure. ...Read more

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I have a creatinine level of 1.2, isnt that high?

I have a creatinine level of 1.2, isnt that high?

Upper limit : Creatinine of 1.2 is the upper limit of normal. More important is for you see your estimated glomerular filtration rate. Creatinine levels depend primarily on renal function, muscle mass and to some extent on state of hydration. You should discuss this result with your doctor at your next visit, . ...Read more

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Is a creatinine level of 0.73 considered to be high?

No: The value you stated is normal for an adult. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/creatinine/basics/results/PRC-20014534 ...Read more

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Is there a medical term for high levels of creatinine?

Azotemia: High blood urea nitrogen and creatinine together. Please keep in mind that today's "normal creatinine / normal estimated gfr" make all well-muscled men into instant kidney patients, and that eating a big steak can raise your BUN above the reference range. Common sense and a basic knowledge of biology's central to understanding labs. ...Read more

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My creatinine level is 1.2 is that high how can I bring down?

Kidney function: Creatinine is just one measure of kidney function. "Normal" depends upon your lab so it's best to ask doc for results from lab that include reference range. These days, in the States, we ask our labs to calculate eGFR which gives better assessment of kidney function after taking into account age, gender, weight & ethnicity (https://goo.gl/gPIRhM). Young men w/more muscle tend to have higher Creati ...Read more

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I've had a creatinine level of 1.8 and 1.9. Is this considered high? If so, what needs to be done to bring it down?

I've had a creatinine level of 1.8 and 1.9.  Is this considered high?  If so, what needs to be done to bring it down?

A bit elevated: An elevated creatinine can mean that the kidneys are working less efficiently to eliminate waste products from your body. This can be especially important if you have diabetes or high blood pressure - the two leading causes of kidney disease. If you have either of these underlying conditions, get them under control asap. Ask your doctor about your "egfr" result - another kidney blood test. ...Read more

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Can creatinine levels become high because of dehydration?

Can creatinine levels become high because of dehydration?

Co-tango usually: The BUN is usually 10 times the creatinine. When the creatinine goes up, the BUN goes up similarly to roughly keep this proportion, in most kidney disease states. The notable exception is when the creatinine goes up say by 20% to 1.2, but the BUN goes up *5 to 50. This strongly suggests a pre-renal state, commonly dehydration. Mild elevations of BUN with normal creatinines aren't of concern. ...Read more

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What could my high creatinine level mean if pregnant?

Not likely: Pregnancy in a healthy woman should not increase creatinine level. Please see your doctor for an evaluation of kidney function. There are far too many causes of elevated creatinine to list, but most point to impairment of kidney function. ...Read more

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What reason could be for a high wbc, abs neutrophils & creatinine levels are high ?

They mean...: High WBC with abnormal neutrophils suggests your body is fighting hard for infection for you, and high creatinine indicates impaired kidney working ability now. But how do these numbers hold for the future? That will depend on the result of follow-up clinically along with further tests as needed. So, work with doctor closely. Best wish ... Always. ...Read more

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Can high creatinine levels cause urine foam?

See details: Foamy urine usually indicates elevated protein in the urine more than an elevated creatinine. ...Read more

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For what reasons might creatinine levels be high in the urine?

Urine creatinine: Our corresondent is talking about urine creatinine. This may be high because the urine is concentrated (i.e., the person drank little water) or the person is well-muscled. It's not a cause of concern. ...Read more

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What does it mean if both bun & creatinine levels are good, but the ratio is high?

What does it mean if both bun & creatinine levels are good, but the ratio is high?

Actual values: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, if both creatinine and BUN are normal you do not need to worry about the ratio. ...Read more