Q. Does high serum creatinine indicate abnormal kidney function?

Answered by
Dr. Anshul Varshney
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Mar 08, 2019

Hello doctor,

I am 36 years old male. Weight 67 kg, height 5'5". My serum creatinine is 1.2 mg/dl and urea is 20 mg/dl. My hemoglobin is 14.5 gm/dl. Vitamin D is 20.2 ng/ml. HbA1c is 6 %. I want to know whether my kidney function is normal on the basis of my blood reports. Please suggest.

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Critical Care Physician Diabetology General Medicine Internal Medicine Medical Gastroenterology Nephrology Pulmonology (Asthma Doctors) Rheumatology
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Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

To help you better, I need to know your blood pressure, any ultrasound report, if done. Revert back with the asked details for better help.

Thank you doctor,

Findings of whole abdomen ultrasound are within normal parameters. My blood pressure is 130/76.

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Critical Care Physician Diabetology General Medicine Internal Medicine Medical Gastroenterology Nephrology Pulmonology (Asthma Doctors) Rheumatology
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Hi.

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

In that case, you do not have any kidney disease. It is that your serum creatinine is on the higher side. You just need to take care of your weight, blood pressure and blood sugars. All these three should not increase. Avoid any pain-killers and avoid taking medicines over-the-counter. Check KFT and urine routine after three months.

Thank you doctor,

Another thing I want to know. My house physician has prescribed the following medicines for me. Vitamin D3 60000 IU once a week for eight weeks as my vitamin D is 20 ng/ml and Omega 3 tablet (EPA 180 mg and DHA 120 mg) once daily as my ancestors have a history of high blood pressure and cardiac problem. Whether this medication is safe and required for me? Please suggest.

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Critical Care Physician Diabetology General Medicine Internal Medicine Medical Gastroenterology Nephrology Pulmonology (Asthma Doctors) Rheumatology
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Hi,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

Yes, you can take these medications. These are simply Vitamin supplements. Usually, there is no harm in taking them for a specified period like for three months but yes excess of everything is bad. If you have a family history of high blood pressure, you just need to be sure to do the morning walk and keep your blood pressure monitored regularly.

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