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What causes creatinine kinase levels to rise with muscle weakness?

What causes creatinine kinase levels to rise with muscle weakness?

Damage to muscle: The correct term is creatine kinase (ck). Creatinine is something else. Useful to know: most "muscle" weakness is actually caused by nerve, not muscle, malfunction. True muscle weakess: myocytes (muscle cells) contain lots of the enzyme ck. Low levels are found in blood normally. Damage to myocyte cell membranes from a variety of causes causes leakage of ck into the blood. Recovery->normalization. ...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 could cause a creatinine level to rise to 1.6 when it has always been normal. I am a 57 year old male well maintained diabetic with a 5.9 a1c?

What could cause a creatinine level to rise to 1.6 when it has always been normal. I am a 57 year old male well maintained diabetic with a 5.9 a1c?

Possible dehydration: It depends on what time interval you are talking about, to a certain extent. If it was 2 years since your last test, it may be natural progression of diabetic kidney disease. But if it was just recently, there is a reasonable chance you were somewhat dehydrated. Either way you should discuss this with your primary, and get the labs monitored carefully, or start a work up for kidney disease ...Read more

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What make creatinine levels rise?

What make creatinine levels rise?

Low kidney function: You have decreased renal (kidney) function. You should get seen by your primary doctor to find out the cause. Possible causes are: chronic high blood pressure, undiagnosed diabetes, chronic nsaid's (e.g. Ibuprofen use.), polycystic kidneys, lupus, bladder/kidney obstruction, artery blockage (stenosis) etc... ...Read more

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What can cause a low creatinine level?

What can cause a low creatinine level?

Low muscle mass: Serum creatinine is a waste product of muscle metabolism. Large muscle mass people have larger creatinine, small muscle mass (women, the elderly) folks have lower creatinine. ...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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What medical conditions could cause abnormal creatinine levels in an etg test?

How high?: When I was lifting weights every day, my creatinine was usually 1.7 mg/dl, and elite bodybuilders have up to 2.0 or so. This is perfectly healthy. Simply being dehydrated or popping a little too much Motrin can up the creatinine enough to get noticed, or serious kidney disease can be the cause. Don't treat a lab value -- your physician can determine the big picture. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about my rising creatinine levels? In 3 years my values have went. 67, . 88 to now 1.1. My gfr is 62.

Yes: 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, Your gfr is abnormally low and you should consult a doctor. ...Read more

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My 2 year old had labwork yesterday and her creatinine level was 0.26 with a listed standard range of 0.30 to 0.70. Is this a cause for concern?

My 2 year old had labwork yesterday and her creatinine level was 0.26 with a listed standard range of 0.30 to 0.70. Is this a cause for concern?

No: Reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthy folks fall outside on either end. That's so as not to miss stuff. Kids tend to run low in any case. ...Read more

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I on metosartan 50 mg for 2 years for overleft ventricular entropy. Creatinine level is 1.2 against 0.9 a year ago. Is this a cause for concern?

NO: Not a cause for serious concern. The Metosartan can cause this elevation of your creatinine, and it is still in normal limits. You should repeat the test in about three months and see if there is a trend.
DO NOT PANIC... ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if my S.Creatinine level rises from 1.02 mg/dl to 1.12 mg/dl in one months time if ANA is positive?

Follow it: Your history gives me no reason to think you have lupus. You might have taken ibuprofen, put on some extra muscle, or otherwise gotten your creatinine up for some reason. I trust your urinalysis is normal. I'd urge you to stay fit and not fret over small changes in lab values. ...Read more

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After having started dialysis on Monday Harolds creatinine levels were dropping, today they have risen to a level of 600, is there a reason for this?

No dialysis: Creatinine will drop after dialysis, and gradually rise until the next therapy. In he beginning, choir doctors may need some trial and error to get the right schedule. Discuss your concerns with them. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Would losing 12 pounds on an already petite woman and dramatically decreasing protein cause BUN creatinine level to drop from 15 to 6 in 3 months?

Loss of muscle mass: In addition to losing fat, you are losing muscle mass and that is reflected in the drop in creatinine. You may wish to increase your protein intake and exercise.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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What can cause sudden higher levels of creatinine in urine 133. normal to doubling in less than 3 months. No protien or particles in urine. Not sick.

Ignore this: Creatinine excretion varies with body muscle mass which changes little from month to month, but the concentration is inversely proportional to how much water you happened to drink that day. It's given so that other values can be calculated relative to it. ...Read more

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I am 49 year old male in good general. A recent blood test showed bun level at 27 and creatinine level at 1.4. Should I be concerned? What are possible causes?

Dehydration?: Sounds like dehydration (if no kidney disease) as we grow younger, we cannot rely on our thirst, and have to drink by the clock... Our osmotic receptors get old before we do. ...Read more

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What are the causes of and how can the levels be reduced of serum creatinine, serum alkaline phosphatase?

What are the causes of and how can the levels be reduced of serum creatinine, serum alkaline phosphatase?

Increase GFR: Creatinine can be reduced by losing muscle mass or by increasing renal function. Starvation will do the first, correction of obstruction or stenosis or potential decrease in ace inhibitors or arbs or Cimetidine #2. ...Read more

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Negative in UTI & diabetes & creatinine is in lowest level. But with frequent urination. What could possibly be the causes?

Negative in UTI & diabetes & creatinine is in lowest level. But with frequent urination. What could possibly be the causes?

Bladder spasms: You could have overactive bladder from dietary irritants. Test this out by removing from you diet all: chocolate, peppermint, tomato, citrus, spicy food, alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, and artificial sweeteners. After 2-3 weeks, try re-introducing each of these items one-by-one to see if a certain product causes your urinary frequency. ...Read more

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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?

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

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What would cause low Creatinine and Lipase levels in my son's bloodwork? He is 9 and has chronic abdominal pains for over a year.

Low creatinine: Can come from a lack or low levels of muscle mass. Most young children can have this phenomenon without real disease. Low lipase levels are usually more complicated as it depends on the condition in which blood was taken. Lipase is a digestive enzyme produced by the pancreas. Low levels of lipase can indicate cystic fibrosis, where the pancreas is permanently damaged, or chronic pancreatitis. ...Read more