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My doctor told me my creatinine level is too high and we should decrease the Prograf dose. What problem can a high creatine level cause?

My doctor told me my creatinine level is too high and we should decrease the Prograf dose. What problem can a high creatine level cause?

Creatinine elevation: Creatinine, produced by muscle cells,is not toxic. The level in blood is a marker of kidney function. Increased level usually indicates reduced kidney function. Prograf is an extremely important medication for transplant patients to prevent immune rejection but can cause toxicity to kidneys. The dose has to be adjusted within a very narrow range to try to prevent both rejection and kidney injury. ...Read more

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What are the remedies of high creatine level in blood and what is the effect of low creatine level in blood... Is it dangerous or not?

What are the remedies of high creatine level in blood and what is the effect of low creatine level in blood... Is it dangerous or not?

Depends on cause: High creatinine is usually due to kidney failure, acute or chronic and treatment depends on the cause and severity of failure. Low creatinine is not dangerous unless it is due severe muscle disease. See these sites for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/kidney-failure/ds00280 http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001503/. ...Read more

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What can extreme high levels of creatine kinase (skeletal muscle enzymes) be the result of?

What can extreme high levels of creatine kinase (skeletal muscle enzymes) be the result of?

Just being fit: The reference range is set on the assumption that you don't exercise. Fitness types routinely have values way up in the thousands. No need to limit your fun in the gym. ...Read more

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Is chlorophyll safe to consume if you have a high creatine level of 1.6?

Is chlorophyll safe to consume if you have a high creatine level of 1.6?

Plant pigment: Chlorophyll, the green pigment in plants, responsible for photosynthesis, should not affect your creatinine level. With a level at 1.6, you must consult a nephrologist to see if you can prevent further damage to your kidneys. ...Read more

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Is a creatine level of 1.15 high?

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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What does it mean when your creatine levels are high.

Creatinine Levels: It means your kidneys are not working well. They are having a hard time to clean the blood of all the waste products they should excrete into the urine. This is very serious and i would hope that you are getting good medical attention to make sure the cause of the problem is identified and treatment instituted. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between dehydration and high creatine levels?

Is there a connection between dehydration and high creatine levels?

Increased creatinine: Patients with dehydration can have an elevated creatinine (c) level. Usually, patients with dehydration also has an elevated sodium (na), chloride (cl) level and blood urea nitrogen (BUN) in their blood test results. A history of working in warm weather and not having enough oral intake of fluids can give a person elevated creatinine levels. Adequate fluid intake is needed to cure dehydration. ...Read more