Q. My creatinine is 3. 05 mg/dL. How bad is it?

Answered by
Dr. Sandeep Varma
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Jun 01, 2018 and last reviewed on: Oct 09, 2018

Hello doctor,

My blood report came today surprise me that my creatinine is 3.05 mg/dL. How bad is it? I am very concerned. Is there any way I can avid dialysis and treat with medication, diet and excursive. Please guide me if possible. I am taking Verapamil ER 180 mg and Atorvastatin 20 mg for high blood pressure for last 15 years.

Dr. Sandeep Varma

Nephrology
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Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

As I understand, you are having hypertension for past 15 years, apparently under control at present. Many a time, hypertension can remain undetected, without symptoms for long. So we may not know the exact duration of the disease in many patients. You have hypertension for a minimum of 15 years. It is not mentioned about the status of control in initial years. I hope that it was controlled. Looking at your results, this is most likely to be hypertensive kidney disease. However, we have to rule out precipitating or complicating factors like recent intake of painkillers, obstruction of urinary tract like prostate enlargement (normal PSA- prostate-specific antigen need not rule it out), recent infection, etc., many of these factors, if treated, may to some extent reverse kidney failure which you have. I suggest you have an ultrasound abdomen and urine routine.

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