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What Is A Safe Creatinine Level
His dr can decide: This questions is best left to be answered by the doctors caring for your father= this one result is not the determining factor as to whether or not he is cleared- the gfr (glomerular filtration rate) is a better test to clarify kidney fxn. & in general this alone doesn't usually inhibit surgery- also the type of surgery is important to consider. Please discuss this issue thoroughly w his doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I did kidney transplant before two month and after surgery my creatinine is 1.2 but now 1.8, is safe now or how can I lower this level?
My CKD got cured&creatinine level is back to 1.5from 7.3 after8months of homeopathy treatment. Dr asked2 be on treatment for6more months. Is homeo safe?
Creatinine: Creatinine level depends on many things....Age, race, sex, muscle mass. For women, the usual creatinine is between 0.6 and 1mg/dl. For men, between 0.9 and 1.4mg/dl. As we age, the creatinine should lower slightly (less muscle mass). The number is important but so are the trends. Usually, I am not very concerned with a creatinine of 1 unless its someone very young or very small/frail. ...Read more
Low kidney function: You have decreased renal (kidney) function. You should get seen by your primary doctor to find out the cause. Possible causes are: chronic high blood pressure, undiagnosed diabetes, chronic nsaid's (e.g. Ibuprofen use.), polycystic kidneys, lupus, bladder/kidney obstruction, artery blockage (stenosis) etc... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
May not need to: Lab testing isn't "one size fits all." a lab may list 1.2 as the "upper limit of the reference range", but a muscular patient can and should have a higher level. When I was lifting daily, my creatinine stayed at 1.6, and an elite bodybuilder's is likely to 2.0 or so. The level itself doesn't make you sick; it's just one piece of information to tell whether there's kidney disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Treat the cause: High creatinine level is not a problem in and of itself. High creat does not cause a problem or symptoms. Rather, it is a sign that the kidney is slow eliminating waste (including creatinine waste). This slow function is due to a reason whether it is kidney tissue aging or disease or other reasons like blockage of kidney flow. If u decrease creat without improving kidneys, u still have a problem. ...Read more
Care for kidneys: Today's "normal" creatinine / egfr levels for men often fail to take a well-muscled man's normals into account; if you're 1.6 or below (or even a bit higher if you're really strong), I wouldn't worry. If you're higher, limit salt intake, protein intake if your physician thinks helpful, control your atherosclerosis risk, stay fit to stave off any tendency to diabetes. Good luck. ...Read more
Change in creatine: Creatinine (c) can elevate acutely, in cases of low blood flow to the kidney, dehydration, obstruction to urine outflow and agents toxic to the kidney. When these issues are resolved, it can go down quickly as well. Renal diseases such as diabetes and glomerulonepritis (g) can elevate the c more slowly. Once the c is elevated in diabetes, it will not come down. If the g is treated, c can go down. ...Read more