Creatinine

Creatinine is produced as the end waste product from muscle metabolism and by eating meat. Usually, this creatinine is filtered by the kidneys out of the body through the urine. An increased level of creatinine in the blood indicates a kidney problem.

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How to control creatinine levels?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 74 year old male. For the past two years I am house-ridden, but not bedridden yet. I feel tired after walking a mere half a kilometer. I walk with the help of a walking stick, because I lose balance while walking. Sometimes I feel orthostatic hypotension. I consulted a cardiol...  Read Full »


Dr. Krishna Somani

Nephrologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please attach all your CT reports and your blood profile for my best opinion. Thanks. Revert back with the reports to a nephrologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/nephrologist  Read Full »

Is slightly low eGFR a reason to worry?

Query: Hi doctor, I do not have any real complaints. I just got my laboratory test results. They show BUN 29.1, creatinine 1.01, BUN/creatinine ratio 29 and eGFR 64. I do not have any bad symptoms other than some retention of fluid. I urinate a lot but I am on Triamterene 75/50 twice a day. I do drink...  Read Full »


Dr. Krishna Somani

Nephrologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know your age and how your heart functions. Do you have any recent 2D echo done? Regarding serum creatinine and BUN (blood urea nitrogen), they are normal. But, eGFR - estimated glomerular filtration rate is slightly low. That...  Read Full »

I am a diabetic and hypertensive. What medication should I take to lower the level of creatinine?

Query: Hi doctor, I have hypertension and diabetes for 25 years. I am taking 250 units of Insulin for six years. GFR 20 creatinine is 3.11. Should I take Cremaffin to reduce the creatinine? I am taking Aten 100, Telmisartan 80, Benina 8mg. I had edema in legs and started Lasix 120 mg and Zyloric 500 mg. M...  Read Full »


Dr. Shahil Khant

Andrologist, General Surgeon, Urologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the reports sent by you. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your creatinine is 3.1 which is not very high. Also, your other blood reports are fairly fine. But your HbA1c (glycated hemoglobin) is high. It should be below 7. Your diabetes i...  Read Full »

Please suggest a cure for dry cough.

Query: Hello doctor, My mother is suffering from thyroid, high uric acid (6.8) and BP. Due to which she is not able to sleep and has cough from two weeks. She has been taking the medicines recommended to her. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Krishna Somani

Nephrologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. What is your mother's age? How is her blood pressure now? Is it controlled or not? Is she diabetic? Just tell me all her medications so that I can advise accordingly. Revert back with the asked details to a general medicine physician online -->https://www.icliniq.com/...  Read Full »

Please suggest treatment for swollen feet?

Query: Hi doctor, I have got swelling in feet and excess pain over last few days. I have breathing problem while walking. I also feel weakness since few days. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Md. Kais Haider Chowdhury

General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If your leg is swelling like when you press your finger on your leg and see pushing marks of your finger (use thumb) then there is a real need for emergency care and treatment. If your leg swelling is also associated with swelling of the body and face then it needs ur...  Read Full »

Is varying creatinine levels in adults normal?

Query: Hello doctor, This person is 43 years old and male. He takes weekly urine screen at the same time of each week. The screen measures creatinine in mg/dL and the previous creatinine results are as follows: 117, 221, 179, 88, 147, 235, 201, 173, 100, 92, 123 and 142. About a year ago, he had levels as ...  Read Full »


Dr. Krishna Somani

Nephrologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is a quite interesting query. Firstly, the thing you should know is that the creatinine is a byproduct of muscle metabolism which has no role to play in blood. The amount of creatinine removal from urine depends both on the production from muscle as well...  Read Full »

How to treat blockage of urine due to enlarged prostate?

Query: Hello doctor, My father is 67 years old. He is having mild psychiatric problem for the past 17 days. In the middle, around five days back the creatinine level increased from 1.1 to 5.6. So, an ultrasound was done and that showed blockage of urine due to enlarged prostate. But, urination was not comp...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivekanandan G

Andrologist, Urologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have checked your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your father has enlarged prostate with severe obstruction, which is bad enough to cause renal failure. So, I would strongly advice your father to undergo transurethral resection of the...  Read Full »

My FBS is 271, and PPBS is 475. Do I have to take Insulin?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 70 year old female. My weight is 60 kg. I am a known case of NIDDM. I am on Glimepiride 4 mg bid and Repaglinide bid. But, my FBS is 271 and PPBS is 457. Is there any solution to lower my sugar without Insulin? For me Insulin was already prescribed, but still I have not started.  Read Full »


Dr. Ankush Gupta

Criticalcare Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner, Diabetologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your blood sugar levels are very high. You have to get started on Insulin as it is the best way to reduce blood sugar. Insulin production in our body is decreased, so we are just replacing that from outside. You are already on two oral anti-diabetic drugs which are hig...  Read Full »

Do PKD patients have an urge to urinate always?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 17 years old. I was born with polycystic kidney disease. When I was 14, I was diagnosed as I was having severe chest pain and dizzy spells. I am currently four months postpartum. Since my son was born I have not been able to use the bathroom as frequently as most. It never caused me ...  Read Full »


Dr. Abhishek Dixit

Nephrologist, Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since you are a patient of polycystic kidney disease, you will be more prone for urinary tract infections, urinary stones or cysts, which could burst and form clots, which can result in obstruction. One cannot be sure unless you get a sonography done. Since you say...  Read Full »

Please explain my mother's medical report.

Query: Hello doctor, I want a medical opinion for my mother who is diabetic for the last 26 years. Please guide.  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Cardiologist, Criticalcare Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please upload any medical record of your mother, only recent ones about two months old only. Also, go for her blood sugar levels right now and tell me what her blood pressure status is? Is she suffering from any other diseases? Revert back with the reports and...  Read Full »

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