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My mother had a heart attack on friday. Can that cause an elevated creatinine level? She also went into dka, could that cause it?

My mother had a heart attack on friday. Can that cause an elevated creatinine level? She also went into dka, could that cause it?

No surprise: Not knowing what her creatinine is at usual baseline, years of diabetes can damage kidneys so this could be the result of her diabetes. She is very ill. Without knowing details, poor blood circulation because of heart attack and DKA could cause kidney damage that can sometimes improve, tho i don't know your mom's case. Dehydration cause could improve with hydration. Hope she quickly recovers. ...Read more

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Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
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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 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 do you do when your creatinine level is elevated?

Why do you ask?: If it's just from bodybuilding, ignore it. When I was lifting weights daily, I ran 1.6-1.8. Same applies if you've got a lot of muscle because you're overweight. Otherwise, get with your physician about why your kidneys may not be working to capacity. Very often it's meds -- ibuprofen is infamous. How's your BUN and urinalysis? Best wishes. ...Read more

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What can I do if my creatinine level is elevated a little bit what should I do about it?

What can I do if my creatinine level is elevated a little bit what should I do about it?

Depends: Normal serum creatinine ranges from 0.7- 1.5 mg /dl in many labs, however one should review the normal range in their lab report. Creatinine is a byproduct of muscle metabolism and is excreted by the kidneys. High serum creatinine generally indicate kidney damage.High levels can be seen in muscle damage, people who consume creatine supplements.Review the lab report with md. ...Read more

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Creatinine 2.6. What should be done? Can certain medication like bp cause this. How bad is this? What diet should I follow & what to avoid. Thanks!

Creatinine 2.6. What should be done? Can certain medication like bp cause this. How bad is this? What diet should I follow & what to avoid. Thanks!

Here are some...: A 400-letter space cannot answer all your concerns, but asking your treating and ordering doctors should gain an instant effective answers since they know more about your individual general & renal conditions than anyone online. From them, especially a nephrologist, specific diet and kidney-insulting drugs could be reviewed & selected. More? To www.formefirst.com to chose right categories to read. ...Read more

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Can statin drugs increase creatinine level?

Yes: While very uncommon, all of the statin drugs have been known to cause muscle injury. The release from injured muscle of a substance called myoglobin can plug up the kidneys and cause the creatinine to rise. However, under those circumstances there is usually significant muscle pain or weakness and often the urine has a reddish appearance. Also a muscle enzyme (CPK) will be strikingly elevated. ...Read more

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Can high creatinine levels cause urine foam?

See details: Foamy urine usually indicates elevated protein in the urine more than an elevated creatinine. ...Read more

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Does pain medication cause hi creatinine and bun?

Does pain medication cause hi creatinine and bun?

Depends: Depends on what you are using or calling 'pain medication'. The non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents (like ibuprofen, motrin, aleve, (naproxen) advil and certainly cause this. ...Read more

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What medical conditions could cause abnormal creatinine levels in an etg test ?

How high?: When i was lifting weights every day, my creatinine was usually 1.7 mg/dl, and elite bodybuilders have up to 2.0 or so. This is perfectly healthy. Simply being dehydrated or popping a little too much Motrin can up the creatinine enough to get noticed, or serious kidney disease can be the cause. Don't treat a lab value -- your physician can determine the big picture. ...Read more

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Which pharmacokinetic process would be affected by elevated creatinine and bun levels?

Depends on drug: Many drugs are excreted by the kidneys and doses of those drugs need to be adjusted in people with elevated BUN/Cr. ...Read more