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What do you do when your creatinine level is elevated?

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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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 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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Can statin drugs increase creatinine level?

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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Is it normal to have an elevated creatinine level if you only have one kidney?

Is it normal to have an elevated creatinine level if you only have one kidney?

See below: No one kidney is enough if it is normal to maintain a normal creatinine make certain you are not dehydrated and repeat the test. ...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

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Can an elevated uric acid be a factor on increasing creatinine level?

Can an elevated uric acid be a factor on increasing creatinine level?

Yes, but...: Gout, caused by uric acid crystals in joints, due to abnormal metabolism of purines ( protein breakdown product), can cause kidney damage over time. Relatively uncommon in gout, relatively uncommon cause of kidney damage. Lots of causes for increased creatinine. See md. ...Read more

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Healthy 35 yr old female w B/C ratio elevated at 23 with normal Bun and creatinine level of 16 (ref range 7-18) and 0.7. I did not drink much that day?

Healthy 35 yr old female w B/C ratio elevated at 23 with normal Bun and creatinine level of 16 (ref range 7-18) and 0.7. I did not drink much that day?

Tests, tests, tests: Tests results always have to be interpreted in a context. When they measure the temperature of the winner of the Boston Marathon 2 yrs ago it was over106 F. Was he very ill? NO! He had been using his bodies muscles at full output for over 2 hrs straight. The heat generated raised his body temp a lot and he soon cooled off. You hv to talk with yr doc or make a virtual consult. ...Read more

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How to keep creatinine levels above 20 mg/dl? I do not use drugs but need a drug urine test 3 times a week. The level of creatinine must be over 20 mg/dl. I changed nothing in my diet and recently had a level of 14.1 and was told i diluted. I am worrie

The : The most common reason for low creatinine is that you drink a lot of fluids. It is not abnormal to have low creatinine, it's just that the people doing the lab test want the urine concentrated enough that it can pick up trace amounts of the drugs they are testing for. Dilute urine= less of drug in urine sample. Some people have a medical condition that makes them unable to concentrate their urine (low levels of adh (vasopressin), (vasopressin) anti-diuretic hormone) release from the pituitary gland. If you don't have this condition, then on test days avoid liquids (sips ok, glasses not ok) until after the urine test. Best results would be to avoid liquids 4 hours before test. If creatinine is still low, you might want to see an endocrinologist to evaluate for low adh (vasopressin). If the doctor can validate this, then your employer can't legally hassle you about your low creatinine. ...Read more

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Are creatinine kinase levels elevated during weight lifting?

Yes: Creatinine kinase can be high after a vigorous exercise routine. Maintaining good hydration is important to clear it from the body. ...Read more

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Creatinine level is 3.9, leukocytes 3-5, erthrocytes 10-12 protein ++ in urine. Could it be my medications?

Creatinine level is 3.9, leukocytes 3-5, erthrocytes 10-12 protein ++ in urine. Could it be my medications?

High creatinine: You should see a nephrologist to get answer to your question. Some medicines, of the advil (ibuprofen) class, can cause acute renal failure, which reverses once you stop taking them. Due to the presence of protein and blood in your urine, you need a 24 hour urine collection for creatinine clearance and protein. You also need some blood work to see if you have diseases that can cause proteinuria, diabetes? ...Read more

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What results in an elevated bun level with a normal serum creatinine?

What results in an elevated bun level with a normal serum creatinine?

See below: An elevated BUN with normal creatinine occurs most commonly in dehydrated individuals and is not a sign of kidney damage.It may also occur in in certain other conditions like bleeding in the intestines, artificial nutrition intravenously of Amino Acids and use of steroids. ...Read more

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Which etiology results in an elevated bun level with a normal serum creatinine level?

Which etiology results in an elevated bun level with a normal serum creatinine level?

Multiple causes: BUN is a breakdown of ingested protein, but becomes elevated compared to creatine, in cases of increased catabolism (breakdown). Such things as a high protein diet, use of some steroids, some infections, or volume depletion may commonly raise BUN levels. In a hospital setting, tube feeding, tpn, GI bleeding, infections, decreased flow to the kidneys, and use of steroids are frequent contributors. ...Read more

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Which treatment, therapy, and/or medication do doctors prescribe to lower creatinine levels?

It depends: The cause needs to be evaluated. If the creatinine is only mildly elevated then no treatment may be needed. See a nephrologist. ...Read more

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I am having serious problems passing urine drug screens. My creatinine levels are constantly too low and the test is considered diluted. The highest level I have ever had is 86. All passing tests have normally and consistently been between 20 & 30. But I

See answer: The following links will provide you with some further insights regarding drug testing and "over-diluted" urine specimens: http://www.norchemlab.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Creatinine.pdf http://www.verificationsinc.com/newsletter/04272007/negativedilute.html I hope this helps. ...Read more

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My father creatinine level-1.4,uric acid-7.7,albumin trace.Is this a PROBLEM,if so what diet and drug should be followed?

My father creatinine level-1.4,uric acid-7.7,albumin trace.Is this a PROBLEM,if so what diet and drug should be followed?

See below: Evaluating lab results without knowing medical history and medications is imprecise. Creatinine 1.4 may or may not indicate mild renal impairment. More precise test is estimated GFR. Trace albumin may indicate microvascular changes in glomeruli, especially if diabetic. Uric acid 7.7 is slightly elevated>>Rx= wt.loss, reduce alcohol, increase low fat dairy, reduce meat, increase complex carbs ...Read more

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I took a drug screen and it came back diluted. I did not tamper with the test by drinking a lot of water and wondered if my creatinine levels are low and if so what can I do to increase the levels in my urine.?

See your pcp: Verifying that a urine sample is "human urine" includes checking the temperature, ph, specific gravity and concentration of creatinine. Disease states can cause an exceptionally low creatinine level so having your pcp do further tests is of value. The creatinine concentration tested for is rather wide and permits a quite low level as normal. So if you are lower it is worth looking into. ...Read more

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Is it true that elevated uric acid and gout can raise creatinine level? My nephro doctor told me so.

Is it true that elevated uric acid and gout can raise creatinine level? My nephro doctor told me so.

Yes: This happens when crystals of uric acid form in the kidney parenchyma -- "urate ephropathy". There is a severe acute form that is unmistakable; there's disagreement as to whether mild elevations of uric acid do this -- i'm a pathologist interested in kidney and haven't seen anatomic evidence that it's so. Consider adding a uric-acid lowering agent if you have clinical gout. ...Read more

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Shud i be concerned with brown looking urine from my 5 yr old girl, who has had recent elevated creatinine level in urine? No diagnosis yet, drs mon

Brown urine: There are a number of causes of brown urine, that can reflect kidney, liver, blood or muscle disorders that need to be evaluated by medical tests (mostly blood-work, some urine tests). Preliminary tests might include urinalysis, cbc, retic count, cpk, aso titer, c3, c4, cmp, urine protein/creatinine ratio, aso titer, etc. A pediatric nephrologist (kidney specialist) may be appropriate. ...Read more

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