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What does it mean low creatinine levels and high bun creatinine ratio?

What does it mean low creatinine levels and high bun creatinine ratio?

Muscle mass: Serum levels of creatinine depend on renal function, muscle mass and intake of muscles foods. A low creatinine level is of no consequence as long as you are not emaciated. Paralyzed, or have extensive amputations. High ratio just reflects low creatinine. ...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


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What does it mean if your creatinine level is too high 1.16 and your bun/creatinine ratio is very low at a 5?

What does it mean if your creatinine level is too high 1.16 and your bun/creatinine ratio is very low at a 5?

Why do you ask?: Labs mean nothing in the absence of a clinical history. You might be a vegan bodybuilder. When I was lifting weights every day, my creatinine ran 1.6-1.8. The fellow-pathologists with whom I've discussed it think that reports generated by labs are causing overdiagnosis of renal disease (it's subscience -- "there's an adjustment for race because black people are more muscular.") ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have low platelet count, high monocyte level, low creatinine, low albumin, high AST and high ALT levels?

What does it mean if you have low platelet count, high monocyte level, low creatinine, low albumin, high AST and high ALT levels?

You need doctor to g: Your doctor needs to guide you further as you have too many things wrong with your tests. Are you under the care of a good doctor? If you do not have a good doctor, see a hematologist who is blood specialist, because low platelets are often caused by some serious disorders. ...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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Is 1.21 creatinine level low?

No: It is in the normal range and there is no pathologic low level of creatinine. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/creatinine/my00144/dsection=results. ...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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What does a creatinine level of 1.1 mean?

What does a creatinine level of 1.1 mean?

Unclear: Serum creatinine is "normal" below 1.2 mg/dl for most labs. What it means for an individual depends on the gender, age, and weight. 1.1 for a man of average build in his 20's is likely normal. For a woman in her 80's, it is abnormal. ...Read more

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What does a creatinine level of 2.2 mean?

Kidney disease: Creatinine of 2.2 is elevated and elevation in creatinine is usually due to kidney disease. Please see your doctor to determine the cause and initiate treatment to keep it from getting worse. ...Read more

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What does a creatinine level of 1.34 mean?

What does a creatinine level of 1.34 mean?

Interpretation: Serum creatinine is affected by protein intake, gender, age, race, muscular build, and renal function. A rising creatinine is always of concern. "normal" on lab tests is generally less than 1.2 mg/dl. Renal function can be estimated with a more complex formula or measured with a 24 h urine collection. ...Read more

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My creatinine, serem level is 0.46. What does it mean. ?

Good numbers.: This is a normal value. It means that your kidneys are very efficient at clearing waste products from your blood stream or you have been drinking a lot of fluid. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your creatinine levels are decreasing?

What does it mean if your creatinine levels are decreasing?

Short-term factors: Creatinine is affected by protein intake and hydration, both are factors that can be changed easily and affect the result. Have your test repeated. It is the baseline and trend that are important. ...Read more

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Is there such thing as "too low" of creatinine? In a child, is .1 ok?

Is there such thing as "too low" of creatinine? In a child, is .1 ok?

Low protein diet: Creatinine could be a representative of muscular tissue and the protein in the diet. So you expect huger protein in muscular people and the one with rich protein diet. So the main concern about this child is if he receives enough protein in the diet. ...Read more

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I have a low creatinine its 0.55 why do you think its low? and what does that mean?

Not too low: Your creatinine level is fine. Women have lower levels than men and less muscular people, including women have lower levels, Vegetarians have lower levels than meat eaters. So a combination of these things could result in the level of creatinine you have, It means that your kidneys are working well. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my CREATININE LEVEL is always 118 or 119 uMOL/L? The normal range is 50-120. For the 8th time, my CREA is always 119.

Could just be you: Reference ranges are set for couch-potatoes and if you're a well-muscled man, you'll have creatinine high, often above the "normal". And ranges are set arbitrarily to have a few percent of healthies outside on either end. Keep managing your hypertension and don't worry so much about creatinine. ...Read more

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For 9 times, my CREATININE level is 119 uMOL/L. The normal range is 50-120. However, yesterday my CREATININE is 81.54. What does this mean?

Decreased muscle.: Low blood levels of creatinine are not common, but they are also not usually a cause for concern. They can be seen with conditions that result in decreased muscle mass. ...Read more

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What does hiigh levels of creatinine in my urine mean?

What does hiigh levels of creatinine in my urine mean?

Not much: Urine creatinine is concentrated with dehydration, but is always higher than blood creatinine except in severe kidney desease. The urine creatinine is much higher than blood in a normal state.. The importance of urine creatinine is in the calculation of creatinine clearance and fractional excretions. This requires interpretation by your physician. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of low creatinine levels in the blood?

There are none: Reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either side. Low creatinine is never a problem. It's common for a petite lady to be low. ...Read more

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I have a creatinine level of 74 and GFR of 81 ....what does this mean?

Here are some ...: Please indicate if the creatinine is from blood or urine and clarify the unit of the test such as mg/dl ... so I may answer your question to the point. Best wishes... ...Read more

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