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Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


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My uncle has high level of creatinine and one kidney works 25 pct and the other at 50 pct. He is 78. Any trestment suggestions?

My uncle has high level of creatinine and one kidney works 25 pct and the other at 50 pct. He is 78. Any trestment suggestions?

Control and prevent.: Treatment is aimed at controlling the underlying disease which is causing his dysfunction ( diabetes, hypertension, etc.) and in preventing further damage to the kidneys by avoiding any kidney toxic medications and in potentially taking appropriate medications such as angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors. Sounds like you have already talked to someone about this. ...Read more

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My creatinine levels are high. The dr. Says my kidneys are stressed. What can I do to help my kidneys?

My creatinine levels are high.  The dr. Says my kidneys are stressed.  What can I do to help my kidneys?

Drink lots of water: In meantime, stop taking otc pain medications like Ibuprofen & naproxen. Also review your medications w/your doctor & pharmacist looking for kidney irritants. Then go see your doctor again for repeat testing. If creatinine level remains high (chronic kidney disease), it's time for a more thorough investigation including ultrasound of kidneys looking for stones & damage. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have an elevated creatinine level if you only have one kidney?

Is it normal to have an elevated creatinine level if you only have one kidney?

See below: No one kidney is enough if it is normal to maintain a normal creatinine make certain you are not dehydrated and repeat the test. ...Read more

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What is high creatinine level after a kidney transplant?

No precise answer: The creatinine test is a surrogate for the more precise measurement of kidney function called gfr--glomerular filtration rate. The creatinine can vary based on donor and recipient gender, age and size, as well as some medical conditions most recipients with very good kidney function have a GFR between 40-70 cc/min and a serum creatinine between 1-2 mg/dl. ...Read more

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Can there be a link between high levels of creatinine in kidney tests and hypothyroidism?

Can there be a link between high levels of creatinine in kidney tests and hypothyroidism?

No: These two findings, elevated creatinine, and low thyroid hormone, are unrelated. High creatinine is commonly associated with high parathyroid hormone, in case there was a sound-alike error in your question. ...Read more

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My son creatinine level of 105 and it came down 85 it raised to 101 and again dropped to 84 and was 74. What does this mean. Is his kidneys disfunctio?

My son creatinine level of 105 and it came down 85 it raised to 101 and again dropped to 84 and was 74. What does this mean. Is his kidneys disfunctio?

Value are too high?: Normal Creatinine Blood Levels are 0.6 to1.2 mgm per deciliter And you are giving figures of 105,85,101 etc.These numbers are not compatible with life Discuss with your Doctors who ordered the blood test as to why was it ordered and what the exact numbers are. ...Read more

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Does this mean kidney disease? Any reason for co cern? High creatinine low egfr normal bun

How high?: 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, it would have been helpful to know the actual creatinine and eGFR values. If these are abnormal if would be prudent to consult a nehprologist so that a treatable entity is not overlooked. ...Read more

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Lisonopril and spiranolactone dosage too high, caused acute kidney failure. Stop meds, got better. Creatinine levels fall monthly, now 1.6 is that ok?

Lisonopril and spiranolactone dosage too high, caused acute kidney failure.  Stop meds, got better. Creatinine levels fall monthly, now 1.6 is that ok?

Kidney failure: Did your doctor tell you why you had acute kidney failure (akf) on Lisinopril (l) and spiranolactone (s)? L causes akf, which is reversible, when l's stopped in cases of a renal artery stenosis. Pt's recover their original kidney function. Your creatinine (c) level of 1.6 may be abnormal if your c was 1.2 before the akf. You are 51 years old with CHF and chronic kidney disease, your c wont' be 1. ...Read more

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Does high bun creatinine mean kidney cancer? My 10 year old son has it

Does high bun creatinine mean kidney cancer? My 10 year old son has it

Usually not: There are many other more common reasons for a child to have a higher than normal bun/creatinine other than kidney cancer. Some of these include: dehydration, medications, infections, and urinary tract abnormalities. It is important to find out the cause of the impaired kidney function so that it can be treated. ...Read more

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My mother is having 75%kidney damage and her Creatinine level is 2.0. Is this life threatening?he is also having high pressure and high sugar.

My mother is having 75%kidney damage and her Creatinine level is 2.0. Is this life threatening?he is also having high pressure and high sugar.

Kidney failure: This not immediately life threatening though will need to be followed closely by a kidney specialist because if progression continues dialysis may need o be started at some point. It is also important to determine the cause and treat it as we'll such as avoiding NSAID medications controlling sugars if diabetic and treating high blood pressure. She will need follow up with doctor for control. ...Read more

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What's the indicator that a person has kidney disease? Is it low calcium, abnormal Intact PTH, high Creatinine level, or what? Explain.

What's the indicator that a person has kidney disease? Is it low calcium, abnormal Intact PTH, high Creatinine level, or what? Explain.

Several things: Hi. Depending on the type of kidney disease, Several things are possible, but the most general lab test is an increase in serum creatinine. Some kidney diseases can present with normal creatinine and an increase in urinary protein, increase in blood pressure, blood in the urine, etc. Please see a kidney doctor (nephrologist) to be evaluated. They are excellent physiologists and physicians. ...Read more

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75y old(single kidney,high creatinine,pressure ok),had dizziness since total colectomy surgery 6 months.Co2 level is low(~114).May this be the reason?

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75y old(single kidney,high creatinine,pressure ok),had dizziness since total colectomy surgery  6 months.Co2 level is low(~114).May this be the reason?

Here are some ...: Has the dizziness been constant (24 hrs a day) or intermittent or just related with positioning? if constant, need to consider some change in central nerve system incurred in the recent past including drug use; if off & on or positioning-related, consider postural hypotention. In short, is there any problems in central nerve, drug effects (iatrogenic), or indeed low red blood cell count, etc. ...Read more

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Ankle swelling kidney creatinine .68 bun 13 ratio was 19.1 which is close to high ratio does that mean kidney or heart issues?

Ankle swelling kidney creatinine .68 bun 13 ratio was 19.1 which is close to high ratio does that mean kidney or heart issues?

Neither : The BUN and creatinine are normal and the ratio is not important in your labs. The numbers are as good as they get. A good physical exam and history is needed to determine the cause of your ankle edema. The numbers don't point to kidney disease and work up heart disease need to see your MD. ...Read more

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Husb micoalbumin is 596. BUN/Creatinine level is normal.Serum Albumin norm. He's diabetic & has fatty liver.Is he in kidney failure?Why micro high?

Husb micoalbumin is 596. BUN/Creatinine level is normal.Serum Albumin norm. He's diabetic & has fatty liver.Is he in kidney failure?Why micro high?

Diabetic nephropathy: B"sd kidney failure is marked by elevation of creatinine. Microalbumin is a sensitive test for early kidney changes seen in diabetes and hypertension. Unless very high, standard albumin will be normal. Fatty liver is of concern but not directly related. To prevent progression of kidney disease 1. control of diabetes 2. blood pressure control 3. ACE or ARB agent. Glad to discuss ...Read more

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My mother have urik acid& small kidney problum now creatinine level is 2.0 and she have high blood pressure is creatinine level is bed & how she reduc?

My mother have urik acid& small kidney problum now creatinine level is 2.0 and she have high blood pressure is creatinine level is bed & how she reduc?

Lowering creatinine: Weight loss will help. The less you weigh the less creatinine produced and less filtering the kidneys need to do. Stopping / avoiding non steroidal antiinflammatory drugs (nsaids) will help improve kidney function immediately. Otherwise, not much else 'natural' that will help lower creatinine (improve kidney function). Controlling blood pressure important to protect remaining function. Good luck. ...Read more

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My father(age 74) hd pasemaker implantation. He HS weak kidney with high level of uric acid and creatinine. Can he take vit c, omega 3&6 suppliments?

My father(age 74) hd pasemaker implantation. He HS weak kidney with high level of uric acid and creatinine. Can he take vit c, omega 3&6 suppliments?

Yes: Vitamin c can be taken, but taking a lot of vitamin c can increase chance of kidney stones. As for omega oils, it is actually good for cholesterol and heart and is not bad for the kidneys. ...Read more

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My daughter has hydronephrosis. High platelet levels, high creatinine and bun levels, white blood cells in her urine. No reflux.Possible kidney disease?

My daughter has hydronephrosis. High platelet levels, high creatinine and bun levels, white blood cells in her urine. No reflux.Possible kidney disease?

Azotemia: Your daughter needs to be evaluated by both pediatric urologist & pediatric nephrologist. Repeat my previous advice that you need to take her a center which can provide these services and believe that would by ucla or la children's hospital or uc irvine medical center. They should be able to make a diagnosis and optimally advise regarding treatment. My sympathies this is a serious problem. ...Read more

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My motherinlaw had kidney transplant 2days ago,she is well and walking around hospital. today doc said her creatinine level is 150, what does it mean?

My motherinlaw had kidney transplant 2days ago,she is well and walking around hospital. today doc said her creatinine level is 150, what does it mean?

Creatinine 150 or: Was her 2-day post-transplant creatinine "150" or 1.50 mg/dl; creatinine of 150 mg/dl is the high number I have never seen, so, is it a mistake in decimal?; 1.5 mg/dl indicates her newly transplanted kidney is working reasonably well, but too early to say. I wish she will do well to take the new kidney well as being life-saving. ...Read more

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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