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My creatine kinase levels were at 56 , is this a good reading , what does this mean?

My creatine kinase levels were at 56 , is this a good reading , what does this mean?

Not much: You are probably not having a heart attack, some illness that seriously damages your muscles, and are also probably not in heavy athletic training or doing really hard manual work. We have a saying in pathology, "look at the person, not the numbers." hope all else is okay, thanks for writing. ...Read more

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Is my level of creatine kinase, total, serum @143 good, range is 24-204?

Is my level of creatine kinase, total, serum @143 good, range is 24-204?

Yes and no: Creatine kinase is meaningful only if the number is way-high and there's reason to worry about rhabdomyolysis, heart attack, carrying muscular dystrophy, or a few others. Most folk who exercise heavily have creatine kinases above the "reference range", which is just the lab's number for most ordinary folks who aren't actually sick. Don't look at numbers; look at your health -- why not go run? ...Read more

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Recent kidney transplanted (12.18.13) in and out of hospital due hydration. Feeling good after 3mos;. creatine level up to 5.+ No signs of rejection?

Recent kidney transplanted (12.18.13) in and out of hospital due hydration.  Feeling good after 3mos;. creatine level  up to 5.+ No signs of rejection?

Follow your Doc...: Clinically, you are optimizing the benefit of kidney transplant, but when and when is the landing point of post-kidney transplant recovery remain to be seen. For the ongoing care, it would be more & most reasonable and beneficial to closely work with your existing nephrologist and PCP than guessing online. Best wish... ...Read more

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What can effect creatine levels?

What can effect creatine levels?

Renal disease: The commonest cause of persistent elevation of serum creatinine is renal failure. Dehydration and drug toxicity are other common causes. See this site for additional information. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003475.htm. ...Read more

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Is a creatine level of 1.15 high?

No: At your age, this is something i would watch, but it could be caused by you not drinking enough water before getting your blood drawn. If everything else looked good on your labs, then make sure you drink a glass or two of water before going to the lab next time and see if it goes down. ...Read more

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How can I lower my creatine level?

How can I lower my creatine level?

Lots of water: If high cr is due to intrinsic kidney disease, there is no way to realistically change it and no benefit to trying. Creatinine is not the problem, the broken kidney is the problem. If you lose a lot of muscle mass your creatinine will drop and you may drink a lot of water but these do not fix the kidney. ...Read more

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What does 1.43 creatine level mean? I'm)

What does 1.43 creatine level mean? I'm)

Renal or Kidney role: Hi a creatine level at 1.43 would represent what we call 'renal insufficiency syndrome'. It could be that your kidneys are under strain and are not cleaning the blood of all of the toxins that it should. It could mean your kidneys are beginning to fail. If you do not have a relationship with the appropriate health care provider to protect your kidneys and treat the underlying disease get one! ...Read more

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What is a normal creatine level typically?

What is a normal creatine level typically?

Creatine is a: Body building supplement, creatinine is a breakdown product measured as a kidney test, and its clearance is a measure of kidney function. Creatine phospohokinase, cpk, is an energy carrying substance that can be released during muscle injury, heart attacks or strokes. Anormal creatinine is 1. ...Read more