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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

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 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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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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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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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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Creatinine (Definition)

Creatinine is a byproduct of creatine phosphate, which is present in muscles. Creatinine levels increase if the ...Read more