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Author Topic: what do i do with creatinine 1.43???  (Read 3385 times)

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Offline panda

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what do i do with creatinine 1.43???
« on: June 16, 2008, 03:26:08 PM »
I AM PANIC.
Today my dr told me my creatinine go up from 1.2 to 1.43 ... I dont know what to do , I am female, 34, on viread, kaletra and viread, I am doing fertility treatment as I am trying to get pregenet but i know this high creatinine is dangerous for my helath, what can I do to reduce it?

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Re: what do i do with creatinine 1.43???
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2008, 06:06:44 PM »
This is kinda high but some labs would have 1.4 as the top end of normal for a female...

To test your kidneys you need a GFR test (glomerular filtration rate). A one off high serum (blood) creatinine may just mean you ate a big steak or exercised too much

1. Get a retest
2. Get  GFR done

- matt.


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« Last Edit: June 17, 2008, 04:11:35 AM by newt »
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Offline panda

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Re: what do i do with creatinine 1.43???
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2008, 12:34:37 AM »
well, i am vegeterian so not eating any steaks ... and unfortunately i do not work out at all , I was just about starting getting into this walking plan ... I was searching in the internet what can help to clean the kidney and read that nettle is very goods and also vegtable juice like carrot and cellery... so I went yesterday immediately after got these bad result, bought carrot , cellery , tea nettle and started to dring it , I made a bottle for the office with the tea nettle as well and I intend to drink it all day long, my dr. doesn't beleive in these ways so much but I hpe it will help, what else can I do ? what if there are no other drugs good for me right now ?(since I am trying to get pregnent) ?

Offline anniebc

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Re: what do i do with creatinine 1.43???
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2008, 03:27:01 AM »
Hi Panda

I woudn't panic too much if I were you.

Newt suggested getting tested again, I think this is a good idea,

Did you have a blood creatinine done? the normal range is between 0.5-1.1..so if you had bloods done then it's a little on the high side, but I don't think it's too much to worry about at this point.

Have you had a Creatnine Clearance done ? this is a urine sample done over a 24 hour period, the ranges are between 1.45-178...(just in case you need to know).

Keep working with your Doctor if you are overly concerned about this.

Hugs
Jan :-*
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