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What can cause a low creatinine level?

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Dr. James Cain
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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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