High Creatinine Levels

Creatinine level is an indicator of kidney function. High creatinine levels can be temporary or due to several conditions. Transient causes of high creatinine levels include dehydration, increased protein intake, and intake of creatine supplements. Glomerulonephritis, pyelonephritis, diabetes, hypertension, congestive heart failure, renal failure, drug-induced nephrotoxicity, etc., are the health conditions that result in increased creatine levels.

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What can cause fluctuations in blood pressure and high creatinine levels in the body?

Query: Hi doctor, My mom is 77 years old. Her sugar level is normal but she has high blood pressure, especially systolic blood pressure. She takes Cetanil 20 mg after breakfast and after lunch, and after dinner, she takes Met XL 50. Her creatinine level is 1.5 mg/dL and it is high. The doctor told me that...  Read Full »


Dr. Nagaraj Patil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. You have not mentioned the blood pressure now with medications. Blood pressure medications have to be taken either in the morning or night. I do not know the reason for your mother taking tablets in the morning and afternoon. Her creatinine le...  Read Full »

What are the treatment options for the patient with high creatinine and GFR values?

Query: Hi doctor, I want to consult a nephrologist for my 54-year-old mother. She has high creatinine at 164 and eGFR at 31. She also has high blood pressure for the past 15 years, for which she takes Amlodipine 5 mg once a day. No other medicines and she does not have diabetes. We got her blood tests don...  Read Full »


Dr. Manzoor Ahmad Parry

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I checked the reports of your mother (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It shows features of CKD (chronic kidney disease) with the possibility of renovascular disease. CT (computed tomography) angiography will be a good choice to rule out any ren...  Read Full »

What could be the possible cause for increased creatinine level?

Query: Increasing of creatinine also getting paralize i think it is also a problem of high level of pressure. Currently, I am taking Nicardia Retard 20, Sebuxo, Revlamer, Arkamin and Nebimac tablet.   Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hi welcome to the icliniq.com Your creatinine level is increasing as per history More then 1 level of creatinine considered high.. From serum creatinine and from your weight creatinine clearance can be calculated which is more important predictor then only creatinine.. Hypertension, diabet...  Read Full »

How to manage my dad's high postprandial blood sugar and creatinine levels?

Query: My father is diabetic patient for last 32 years. He is taking 18U novomix 30 along with trajenta 5 at 11 am before lunch and 12 U novomix 30 at 10 am before dinner. He has a good post prandial glucose level after lunch at around 140-150 but his post prandial sugar after dinner rises to 200-210 and t...  Read Full »


Dr. Prabhakar Laxman Jathar

Answer: Hello, Thanks for the query. I have seen the details mentioned. His overall glucose control seems fairly good. Post dinner and fasting glucose levels are a bit high. These can be controlled by following methods: 1)To increase Insulin dosage by 2 to 4 units before dinner. That will reduce post di...  Read Full »

Does high creatinine level indicate renal failure?

Query: Hi doctor, My grandma is 80 years old, and she has a high creatinine level in the blood. She lost her appetite and feels so nauseous. She is sleeping most of the day. Doctors have cleaned her blood a few times. I want to help my grandma because I do not trust medicine in my country. Any guidance he...  Read Full »


Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for consulting with us. An 80 years old female with renal failure on dialysis. I understand your concern. Kidney tissue can be affected by different factors, which can lead to renal failure. Some elements which are related to obstruction can be reversed. Still,...  Read Full »

Please suggest a diet to take care of diabetes and creatinine level.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 60 years female, diabetic for past 10 years. I am taking medication for diabetes, hypertension, cholesterol, and Ecosprin 75 daily. Last week after a bout of fever and cough, I have been tested for high creatinine (2). I am still very weak and suffering from loss of appetite, na...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumiya Sulthana

Answer: Hi doctor, Welcome to icliniq.com. Need not worry. Due to fever and medication changes have happened. You need to meet your endocrinologist and monitor your medication and ask any fluid restriction follow-up till creatinine settel down, usually, they will recommend a good amount of fluids. Get K...  Read Full »

What will be the harmful effect of high creatinine and low potassium?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 48-year-old female. I have LMNA related cardiomyopathy and right sided heart failure (HF with preserved EF) and psoriatic arthritis. I have a dual chamber pacer/ICD. I am paced 100% in both the upper and lower chambers. I take Amiodarone, Metoprolol, Ranexa, Warfarin, Bumex, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Tarek Algamal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I want you to concern only about rise of creatinine which (from your history mentioned) could be due to diuretics or contrast taken during the CT. Low potassium also could be related to a high dose of diuretics. High CO2 is related directly to low potassium, so do n...  Read Full »

What should a diabetic eat?

Query: Hello doctor, My father is recently diagnosed with diabetes along with high creatinine level. I need a therapeutic diet plan for a week according to the condition.  Read Full »


Dr. Safina Mithani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please let me know the current weight and height of your father, also his present age, his blood sugar levels, and any other lab reports. Also, please do let me know whether you are vegetarian or nonvegetarian and his daily meal pattern with timings.  Read Full »

Will high protein intake cause high levels of creatinine and BUN?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 52-year-old male. My recent labs show elevated levels of BUN and creatinine. I have hypertension and it is controlled by medication. I am a weight trainer and boxer. I have followed a high protein diet over the years. My lab repot shows: eGFR - 71. BUN - 27. Creatinine - 1...  Read Full »


Dr. Manzoor Ahmad Parry

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know which medicines you take for hypertension? I would like to know, whether you have done any urine examination? Rest eGFR (glomerular filtration rate) of 71 is within normal range for you, if urine examination is normal. I would advise you to decr...  Read Full »

My FIL's right hand is partially amputated. What are the other options for AV fistula placement?

Query: Hello doctor, This query is for my father in law aged. He is 58 years old and is diabetic and currently under medication for BP also. He has a history of two major heart attacks. In the last five years, he did not have any major heart issues. Recently due to extensive amount of medications taken f...  Read Full »


Dr. Abhinav Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are three main types of AVF (arteriovenous fistula). The radiocephalic fistula is a forearm fistula created by anastomosing the side of a radial artery to the end of a cephalic vein. It is also referred to as the Brescia-Cimino fistula. The brachiocephalic fistul...  Read Full »

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