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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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I tested my hydration level on a machine at a local pharmacy, and it read -.17. Is that alarming? My husbands read +.29.

I tested my hydration level on a machine at a local pharmacy, and it read -.17. Is that alarming? My husbands read +.29.

I don't know: I have no idea what a "hyrdation level measuring machine" even is. The best way to judge hydration is urination. You should urinate a few times a day and it should be light yellow. The darker the urine is, and the less often you urinate, the less hydrated you are.

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Is there a small portable device that can measure hydration levels to see if someone is drinking not enough or too much water?

Is there a small portable device that can measure hydration levels to see if someone is drinking not enough or too much water?

Unfortunately no: Unfortunately to get an adequate intake and output for hydration status, the best way is to measure accurately what you're taking in, what you are output. Other methods for such a hydration status is obtaining orthostatic tilt test, measuring blood pressure, heart rate between supine, seated, and standing positions, assessing for skin turgor, moisture in the mucous membrane.

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I have a higher Rhr (80-95) for a high level athlete and hr goes up very quickly. Visible pulse. Lightheaded at times. Very hydrated. Is this IST?

I have a higher Rhr (80-95) for a high level athlete and hr goes up very quickly. Visible pulse. Lightheaded at times. Very hydrated. Is this IST?

Heart rates: Rapid resting heart rates in a young, athletic female raise the question of overactive thyroid, anemia or iron deficiency. The latter 2 result from heavy menstrual periods. Lightheadedness can occur with low or high blood pressure. Your physician can check your sitting and standing blood pressure and perform a cardiac examination and also order appropriate tests in order to explain your symptoms.

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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...

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Resting heart rate is higher than usual (85-90bpm).experiencing profound fatigue after exertion over past months. High level athlete. Well hydrated?

Resting heart rate is higher than usual (85-90bpm).experiencing profound fatigue after exertion over past months. High level athlete. Well hydrated?

Need further study.: If high level athlete, unlikely that this is due to structural heart disease. Non-cardiac issues such as low blood count (anemia), thyroid overactivity etc may be good places to start. Recommend that you get guidance from you regular physician.

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91 year old male with pain on left side about hip level but towards the back. No blood in urine. Could this be a kidney stone on Coumadin and flomax (tamsulosin). He has a huge protate and does not hydrate enough.

91 year old male with pain on left side about hip level but towards the back. No blood in urine. Could this be a kidney stone on Coumadin and flomax (tamsulosin). He has a huge protate and does not hydrate enough.

Here are some. ..: Clinically, I agree with my colleague stating musculoskeletal origin as a culprit for pain as described. For a 91-year-old man, bring the detailed info on his voiding history and pain near left hip & lower back stressing their quality, quantity, and sequence of events over time to Doc for analysis, physical exam, & tests such as residual urine, urinalysis, renal function, etc. So to define cause

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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.

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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.

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My creatinine level is 1.2 is that high how can I bring down?

Kidney function: Creatinine is just one measure of kidney function. "Normal" depends upon your lab so it's best to ask doc for results from lab that include reference range. These days, in the States, we ask our labs to calculate eGFR which gives better assessment of kidney function after taking into account age, gender, weight & ethnicity (https://goo. Gl/gPIRhM). Young men w/more muscle tend to have higher Creati

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My creatinine level tested monthly is 1.03, 1.02, 1.10, . 96, 1.13, . 97 why such variations?

These are minor: This may reflect anything from your level of hydration to your having taken a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agent to changes in your exercise habits. Your physicains are following the long-term trend and looking for any catastrophic drop.

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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.

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Broccoli is good to lower creatinine level?

Worthless: Except as part of a well-informed system of healthy eating to manage your diabetes. There's no "superfood" to promote good health, and if your creatinine is a bit up as a result of your diabetes, sensible diet and especially medication and fitness will go a long way to keeping you and your kidneys healthy. Glad you're health-focused and best wishes.

Dr. John Landi
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