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Will Prograf Affect Creatinine Level
Interpretation: 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
Ten: It is generally accepted that a GFR of 10 or less or a serum creatinine level of 10 or higher to the point at which dialysis is started. However, dialysis is started when all other therapies have or are failing and the only alternative left is dialysis. Why? Because dialysis is a huge life changer for anyone irrespective of age. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Several factors. : Simply put, creatinine is produced by muscles, enters blood and other body fluid spaces, and ultimately is removed by kidneys. Your cr level is dependent on all these things (how much your muscles release, how much any residual kidney function removes, and how much is "diluted" by excess body fluid). Dialysis removes cr, so generally the level has less clinical utility in dialysis patients. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
With insulin: When potassium gets high it can be lowered in the blood by shifting it into the cells. Insulin (and some other drugs) do this. Dextrose (glucose) can stimulate production of Insulin for some effect. For very high potassium levels Insulin and dextrose are both given for more vigorous effect. ...Read more
Electrical: The concentration of sodium outside and potassium inside cells is important to the resting membrane charge on the cell surface. This has implications specifically for heart muscle cells (arrhythmia) and regular muscle cells (weakness). Out of concern for the administration of anaesthetic and heart arrhythmias, this will need to be addressed before surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
High potassium: Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) increases potassium (K) levels due to the acidosis (A) seen in DKA. A causes K to leave the cells and go into the blood. As DKA is treated, the A resolves, increasing the pH of the blood, so K goes back into the cells lowering the blood K level. ...Read more
Only in excess: Many studies have shown that a woman who drinks one alcoholic beverage a day or a man who has 2 drinks will live longer than those who drink more or less alcohol. Higher intakes can effect metabolism including calcium especially if there is a poor nutritional intake. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably: The more important parameter is your GFR. This is calculated based on age, creatinine and weight. If it is over 60, there is no contraindication to using metformin. A young male who is very muscular may have a high creatinine but normal GFR. The usual cut off level for not using metformin in men is a creatine above 1.5 ...Read more
Yes: Both high or low bs can affect your ability to focus. ...Read more
Not directly: Cardiac output is the amount of blood flow generated by the heart over a given time frame. Potassium is a critical electrolyte for body health and cardiac function, especially its rhythm. Although high or low potassium levels can create major, potentially fatal, irregularities in the heart rhythm, those levels do not directly affect the cardiac output per se. ...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
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