Creatinine

About "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.

Related Terms: Kidney Disorders, Diabetes, Hba1c, High Blood Pressure, Complete Blood Count, Kidney Tests, Dialysis

Recently Answered Questions


Creatinine is a waste product that is produced continuously during normal muscle breakdown. The kidneys filter creatinine from the blood into the urine, and reabsorb almost none of it. The amount of blood the kidneys can make creatinine-free each minute is called the creatinine clearance. Creatinine clearance in a healthy young person is about 125 milliliters per minute -- meaning each minute, …

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Creatinine level is 1.12 in a 52-year-old patient. What does it mean?
Query: Hello doctor,I want to ask for my mother. Her age is 52 years approximately. She was diagnosed with high blood sugar level (365) two years back after recovering from chikungunya. We did blood sugar tests every month after that but it was never high less than 98 to 110 fasting blood sugar levels. Due...  Read Full »
Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abelrahman Abouibrahim
Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand all your concerns. Fortunately, creatinine 1.12 is within the normal range with no clinical significance. One of the most effective strategies to keep the kidneys healthy is good hydration specially in the summer months. I recommend repeating the test again...  Read Full »
 
What food can help maintaining BP in a patient with creatinine level 2.7?
Query: Hello doctor, My wife's creatinine is 2.7. Now BP is brought to normal. What food should I give and what to do?  Read Full »
Dr. Albana Greca
Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. First, you should get regular follow-ups with her doctor (nephrologist, cardiologist or even internal medicine specialist). Foods to avoid are salt, dark-colored colas, canned foods, orange, and orange juice, red rice, etc. Foods to eat are water the best you can drink...  Read Full »
 
My creatinine is 3.05 mg/dL. How bad is it?
Query: 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 hig...  Read Full »
Dr. Sandeep Varma
Nephrologist

Answer: 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 ...  Read Full »
 
My creatinine levels are high. Are there any lifestyle changes I must make?
Query: Hello doctor, My creatinine level is 1.7 mg/dL. I am a diabetic, and I was on regular medication for the same. I also take Nefrosave tablets. My blood sugar levels dropped to 59 mg/dL all of a sudden. My physician advised me to stop taking Glycomet 850. After 10 days, he checked my creatinine level...  Read Full »
Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode
Cardiologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You will need to repeat the urea and creatinine tests after two weeks in order to rule out chronic kidney disease. It is important to attribute this to a particular cause to effectively prevent further increase in creatinine levels. The likely cause could be diabete...  Read Full »
 
My creatinine level is high for my age. How to reduce it?
Query: Hi doctor, I had a creatinine test, and the result was 1.30 mg/dL. Someone said that it should be less than 0.5 mg/dl for my age. I am tensed that my creatinine level is almost high for a 24 year old male, although the normal range is between 0.5 - 1.3 mg/dL. How can I decrease my creatinine lev...  Read Full »
Dr. Madhumati Varma
Diabetologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The creatinine level of 0.5 - 1.3 mg/dL is the reference range. Your creatinine is normal high. You should not worry, but take precautions. You should avoid too much animal meat. Your diet should contain the meat vegetable ratio of 1:6. You mu...  Read Full »
 
Can creatinine levels vary in healthy adults?
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...  Read Full »
 
My dad's creatinine and urea levels are high due to a congestive heart disease. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor, My father is 42 years of age, and he has a congestive and congenital heart disease by birth. He visited many doctors, but all of them suggested that there is no need for any immediate treatment and that he can live with it. He is now under medications, and he is doing well. The reason...  Read Full »
Dr. Isaac Gana
Cardiologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sorry to hear about your dad's health issues. Your dad seems to be suffering from Eisenmenger's syndrome. This is a long-term complication of congenital heart disease. It is the cause of his kidney problems. In my practice, I usually suggest diuretics for my patients j...  Read Full »
 
Why is creatinine level increased in IgA nephropathy patient?
Query: Hello doctor,I am 57 years old and have IgA nephropathy for the past eight years which is being treated with Cardace 10 mg, Minipress XL 5 mg, Lipitor 10 mg, and fish oil capsules. I had an ultrasound eight months back which showed normal kidneys. Also, I have a benign prostate (grade 1) and not und...  Read Full »
Dr. Anshul Varshney
Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is a rise in creatinine, but that needs to be vigilant to check if we are missing any reason for the rise. We do not have any medicine to reduce creatinine levels. We need to keep the disease activity under control. Your blood pressure should be 120/80 mmHg. You s...  Read Full »
 
How to prevent creatinine rise?
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 »
 
 
 

 

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