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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Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query, my opinion is as follows: The serum protein and creatinine levels are a bit high possibly due to increased protein intake or associated dehydration in recent times. Monocytes are mildly elevated and BUN (blood urea nitrogen) levels are in the up... Read Full »
Do cholesterol medications cause an increase in creatinine values?
Query: Hello doctor, I am taking Lipicard 160 mg and Atorlip 10 mg for controlling triglycerides and cholesterol. Both are now under control but, my serum creatinine value is 1.2 mg/dL. Is the value higher than normal? If so, is it due to my medicines or could there be any other reason? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is not elevated but in the borderline. Actually, the values depend on the lab as well. You need to see the lab reference range for it. However, you should get it repeated as we need to be sure regarding the value. And, this is not due to the medicines which you ... Read Full »
Is the treatment given for diabetes correct?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 34-year-old male. My blood sugar level was 300 fasting and 423 postprandial two months back. But recently my sugar level is 96 fasting and 99 is postprandial and HbA1c is 6.8 at present. I am taking Janumet 50/500 once daily after breakfast and Pioz MF 15 before dinner. My creatini... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query and from what you have mentioned it appears that your medications are right. However, regarding your kidney, I would suggest that you check your urinary ACR (albumin-creatinine ratio) and a repeat serum creatinine and get back for review. Also,... Read Full »
My mother's creatinine level is increasing. Is there a need for dialysis again?
Query: Hello doctor, My mother's creatinine level is increasing. Is there a need for dialysis again? Kindly help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. Your mother has already undergone dialysis. It means she might probably suffering from chronic kidney disease. Serum creatinine of 7 mg/dL cannot be managed with medical treatment alone, you should go for dialysis on an urgent basis. It lea... Read Full »
I have high creatinine levels due to polycystic kidneys. Could you please suggest medications and diet to normalize the urine parameters?
Query: Hello doctor, I have high creatinine levels due to polycystic kidneys. The level reaches up to 14 mg/dL. So the doctor suggested dialysis and I underwent four dialyses to date. Now the creatinine level is 6.73 mg/dL, urea is 91.69 mg/dL, BUN is 42.8 mg/dL, eGFR is 8.84 mL/min, and uric acid is 6.65 ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern regarding your CKD (chronic kidney disease) status and your willingness to get off dialysis. In ESRD (end-stage renal disease), once you are on dialysis it is not easy to immediately stop it. But yes with a good diet and lifestyle, it can be t... Read Full »
My mother has been having high creatinine and urea levels for the past 15 years with no other symptoms. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor, My mother is facing these problem for 15 years. Initially the creatinine level was 2.1 mg/dL, but it increased slowly. She seemed to be in good condition and there are no particular symptoms of high creatinine and urea. Still, her report is not good. The creatine level is 9.11 mg/dL, a... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and understand your concerns. The presence of high creatinine and urea for a longer time, without symptoms, is a sign of chronic kidney disease. This may occur due to various reasons like diabetes, obesity, hypertension, or other specifi... Read Full »
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Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. I am very surprised that you have been smoking and consuming alcohol even after open heart surgery. You have uncontrolled Hba1c (blood sugar), high hemoglobin due to smoking, and high triglyceride levels due to alcohol... Read Full »
My mother is constantly losing weight and has high creatinine along with low hemoglobin levels. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor, My mother suffers from kidney disease with creatinine levels of 6.4 mg/dL affected by diabetes, and hemoglobin levels are 6.3 % with a blood sugar level of 133 mg/dl. Treatment has been going on for the last ten months, but no positive results have been observed. Also, six months back,... Read Full »
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Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. A serum creatinine level of 6.4 mg/dL is very high, suggesting stage 4 kidney disease. So at this level of creatinine, your mother will need dialysis treatment. Kidney transplantation will be the best option if fitnes... Read Full »
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Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the details about your history. Cause of deranged renal function is multifactorial. First of all, Ketruda that is Pembrulizumab can cause interstitial nephritis, that can cause damage to kidney and rise of creatinine. Sartel is for blood pressure... Read Full »
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Query: Hello doctor, My father is being treated for peptic ulcer, from the past 15 days. So, he is taking a medicine called as Pansec 40 mg, in the morning and evening. He has also developed slight kidney problems, and his creatinine has raised to 1.6. To rule out renal cancer, the doctor will perform ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Pantoprazole belongs to a group of drugs called as proton pump inhibitors, and they are known to cause interstitial nephritis. However, they are not strongly blamed for causing so, but if you want to be on the safer side, it is advisable to switch from Pantoprazo... Read Full »