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Serum Creatinine Levels And Leg Swelling
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
Hi Doctor, I am suffering from joints pain and swelling especially in knees from 3 years. ESR - 24 mm 1st hr Serum creatinine - 0.78 Uric acid - 4.4 m?
24hr urine:high creatinine/normal serum/high glucose. Recent swelling in hands&legs. History of cardiac paraganglioma;removed 1 year ago. Possible chf?
0.6 to 1.4 mg/dL: Creatinine is a product of muscle metabolism. Because women generally have less muscle mass than men, their values are lower. Because of increased volume during pregnancy, lower limits of normal may be 0.4 -0.5 mg/dl. As an individual ages, the muscle mass may decline therefore the serum creatinine values may not adequately reflect the underlying renal function. ...Read more
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 more
High creatinine: You may not be able to lower your creatinine level of 1.5, as it depends on what caused it to be that high. You need to see a nephrologist and have a 24 hour urine (u) collection for creatinine clearance and protein. Blood will be collected when the u is returned to the lab. You need a renal ultrasound done to see if you have any obstruction in your urinary outflow tract. Good luck. ...Read more
See below: The serum creatinine level which requires dialysis is based on calculation of the gfr, as persons with different weight, sex and race may have have different GFR even with same serum creatinine. Generally speaking when GFR is below 10-15 and patients are symptomatic they need dialysis. Higher the creatinine, the lower the gfr. ...Read more
A 2.0 level: Indicates need to be careful, 5.0 might require dialysis. Your kidneys have a large reserve and any increase indicates much damage. ...Read more
Probably: The more important parameter is your GFR. This is calculated based on age, creatinine and weight. If it is over 60, there is no contraindication to using metformin. A young male who is very muscular may have a high creatinine but normal GFR. The usual cut off level for not using metformin in men is a creatine above 1.5 ...Read more
High creatinine: You need to see a nephrologist (n) for an evaluation which includes a 24 hour urine collection to measure your kidney function and to if protein is in your urine, a renal ultrasound and blood work. Depending on the results, the n can evaluate your kidney disease. You also need to control your glucose levels as well as making sure your blood pressure is as low as possible without feeling dizzy. ...Read more
What are the causes of and how can the levels be reduced of serum creatinine, serum alkaline phosphatase?
According to a lab test my serum creatinine level is 1.5mg/dl and serum uric acid 3.5mg/dl. Is it high?
Don't Rx a lab: Serum creatinine correlates with muscle mass. If you are a slim lady, this is high and needs to be explained. If you are a well-muscled man, it is normal. When I was lifting weights every day, my creatinine ran 1.6-1.7. Common sense and an understanding of basic biology is more important than treating numbers. ...Read more
Is it possible for tuberculosis drugs to induce effect on serum creatinine level of CKD and non CKD patients?
Yes: Many drug have toxic effect on the kidney. ...Read more
How to reduce serum creatinine and blood urea level for 62 yr old male right now the readings are: serum creatinine ---> 2.1 blood urea --->67?
High creatinine: You need to see a nephroloigist (n) for a history, physical examination and lab studies. You need a 24 hour urine for creatinine clearance and protein determination. You also need more blood work and a renal ultrasound to see the size and morphology of your kidneys. If you have some obstruction of your urinary tract, lowering of you elevated levels may be possible. See a n for more infoirmation. ...Read more
As I have diabetic it is under my cotrol (105) and I hve serum creatinine level as 1.34 my age is 45 so having a serum level upto 1.34 is dangerous?
May be on the way to: Dangerous. What is your hemoglobin a1c? Should keep it below 7.0. Do you have protein in urine? Are you on an ace inhibitor? What is your blood pressure? Serum creatinine of 1.34 is higher than the upper limit of normal of 1.2. Please follow your doctor's instructions for diet, exercise, medication and regular check ups to enusre that renal function does not get worse. ...Read more
Multiple causes: BUN is a breakdown of ingested protein, but becomes elevated compared to creatine, in cases of increased catabolism (breakdown). Such things as a high protein diet, use of some steroids, some infections, or volume depletion may commonly raise BUN levels. In a hospital setting, tube feeding, tpn, GI bleeding, infections, decreased flow to the kidneys, and use of steroids are frequent contributors. ...Read more
Onset of dialysis: There are no set levels for BUN and creatinine (c) to start dialysis. The onset of dialysis is determined by a 24 hour urine collection for c clearance. If the patient is a diabetic, dialysis usually starts at a c clearance of 15 ml/min or less. If the patient is a non-diabetic, dialysis starts at a c clearance of. ...Read more
Does cold feet lead to renal failure? Sometimes I feel pain around my kidney. But my serum creatinine level is normal.
Less than 1.2 mg/dL: It should be lower than 1.2 mg/dl. ...Read more
Do you really mean 29 mg/dl or 2.9 mg/dl?
I am asking since 29 mg/dl is really bad and I have never seen such a high results, seems like a mistake to me. If that is really true you most like have many symptoms of uremia (nausea, vomiting, weakness, itching) and swelling from decreased urine output. If you don't have any of thosethat just does not fit. ...Read more
Depends who you are: I'm well-muscled and when I was lifting weights every day, my creatinine ran 1.6-1.8. If on the other hand you're a petite lady or one of the couch potatoes on which our "reference ranges" are based, this is whispernig a concern about possible very mildly compromised kidney function. There's nothing you can do right now except stay fit and maybe avoid a lot of salt. Follow-up with a repeat test. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my serum creatinine level is 1.4 mg/dl and egfr is 61. what does it indicate?
The eGFR: Is estimated glomerular filtration rate, a measure of how well the kidneys are working. 61 is a normal value. Creatinine is produced by muscle at a relatively stable rate, and excreted unaltered by the kidneys, so it also is a proxy for kidney function. It is also related to muscle mass. 1.4 may or may not be a little high depending on your level of muscle mass. Speak with your doc about it. ...Read more