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Dr. Jack Rubin, M.d.
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Please answer! what level of creatinine clearance is the basis of dialysis?

Dr. Jack Rubin, M.d.
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Please answer! what level of creatinine clearance is the basis of dialysis?

Starting dialysis: Most patients start dialysis when their creatinine clearance is ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have a low creatinine clearance?

Dr. Roy Arnold
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What does it mean when you have a low creatinine clearance?

Impairment: of kidney function. The kidneys are not filtering waste out of the blood as efficiently as they should. Most of the time low creatinine clearance is due to some sort of disease of the kidneys themselves like inflammation or decreased blood supply. Recurrent urinary tract infections can also damage the kidneys. Best to see a nephrologist for evaluation. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Dr. Ravinder Rustagi
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My creatinine clearance test came back low. What does this mean?

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My creatinine clearance test came back low. What does this mean?

Creatinine clearance: Low creatinine clearance means your kidney is not filtering normal amount of creatinine in the urine because of some disease process. ...Read more

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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What is the medical significance of high creatinine clearance levels?Normal betw. 80 and 130. My results: 165. Serum creatinine 0, 8. Low diuresis.

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Normal: Normal creatinine clearance should be higher than 90 and 165 is perfectly normal. You cannot have it too high. Your serum creatinine is fine too. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Southard
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Creatinine Clearance (Est) L 73.3600 mL/min 75.0 - 115.0: Why is my level low? Is it because I'm a small 64/ female and eat no red meat?

Dr. Stephen Southard
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Creatinine Clearance (Est)	L	 73.3600	mL/min	 75.0 - 115.0:  Why is my level low? Is it because I'm a small 64/ female and eat no red meat?

Realize: As we get older out kidney function does slowly decline. Think of the kidney as being made up of a million Brita filters. As we age, some of those filter stop working. If you have blood pressure, cholesterol, and/or other vascular issues even more of these filters can stop working. Be aware even your diet(as you mention) and/or muscle mass can affect this value with suggestion of a problem. ...Read more

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Dr. Eddie Nakhuda
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If there is a decline in creatinine clearance, what does that mean?

Dr. Eddie Nakhuda
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If there is a decline in creatinine clearance, what does that mean?

Declining renal func: Creatinine clearance generally reflects kidney function.Depending upon the numbers severity can be estimated. ...Read more

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Dr. James Cain
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Low creatinine clearance in the kidney any remedies?

Dr. James Cain
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Low creatinine clearance in the kidney any remedies?

Medication: You should be seeing an expert in kidney disease. Specific medications for blood pressure control and kidney protection are required. If you are diabetic control of that problem is essential also. ...Read more

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Dr. Jack Rubin, M.d.
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Which level of creatinine clearance is the basis of dialysis?

Dr. Jack Rubin, M.d.
Board Certified, Nephrology and Dialysis
43 years in practice
4M people helped
Which level of creatinine clearance is the basis of dialysis?

Onset of dialysis: People are started on some type of dialysis when their GFR is. ...Read more

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Dr. Jack Rubin, M.d.
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Please answer! what level of creatinine clearance is the basis of dialysis?

Dr. Jack Rubin, M.d.
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Starting dialysis: Most patients start dialysis when their creatinine clearance is ...Read more

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