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What does an elevated creatinine mean?

What does an elevated creatinine mean?

?kidney disease: Acute elevation can be due to acute kidney injury, rhabdomyolysis( muscle breakdown), some drugs like trimethoprim may interfere with creatinine excretion and may elevate. Chronic elevation can be due to chronic kidney disease. ...Read more

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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 does an elevated bun/creatinine ratio mean?

Decrease in flow.: Bun=blood urea nitrogen, byproduct of proteins ingested, if rise to high levels due to kidney problem, can cause toxic affects on the body. Creatinine= measurement of renal function. Normal bun/cr ratio about 10. The higher that ratio, the more likely it is not intrinsic kidney disease per se, but reduction in blood flow or volume to kidney, like when on strong diuretic-prerenal-reversible. ...Read more

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For 3 weeks my creatinine result 1.7, second week 1.37 and third 1.63. I exercise everyday. Not mascular. What does it mean? I have elevated urc acid

Varying creatinine: I have a question, why is your physician checking your serum creatinine (c) levels so frequently? You are 32 years old and your c levels appear to be elevated. Do you have any chronic kidney disease? If not, variations of c can be caused by dehydration, among other things. I suggest you speak to your physician (p) and get the p input. He knows you best and can give you a meaningful answer. ...Read more

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What means an elevated BUN to creatinine ratio of 24 if both BUN and Creatinine are individually normal? BUN: 17.7, Creat: 0,75. Take many fluids.Txs

Elevated ratio: Hi Oskcar. You lab levels are normal and your ratio is high due to your low creatinine level. If you had a high BUN-creatinine ratio that was abnormal due to dehydration, your serum sodium and chloride would be high. You did not mention those values in your test results. Were they elevated? If not, you need not worry, if they were, ingest more fluids to reduce them and lower your ratio. ...Read more

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What means bun/creatinine ratio and elevated alt?

Renal and liver test: Alt-liver enzyme-c priors. Bun=blood urea nitrogen, byproduct of proteins ingested, if rise to high levels due to kidney problem, can cause toxic affects on the body. Creatinine= measurement of renal function. Normal bun/cr ratio about 10. The higher that ratio, the more likely it is not kidney disease per se, but reduction in blood flow or volume to kidney, like when on strong diuretic-prerenal. ...Read more

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My mother has high levels of pth low vitamin d, normal creatinine and elevated levels of urea, what does this mean?

My mother has high levels of pth low vitamin d, normal creatinine and elevated levels of urea, what does this mean?

Vitamin D deficiency: Vitamin d deficiency can result in increased secretion of parathyroid hormone which attempts to maintain a normal serum calcium. Correction of the d deficiency should result in a normal parathyroid hormone level. High urea could result from dehydration. ...Read more

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