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What Does Creatinine 5.6 Mean by Pkd Z. Facebook Posted Fri 07 Feb 2014 9:18am For people with kidney disease, they are usually detected with elevated creatinine levels in the blood. Today, you can have a basic understanding about creatinine 5.6. Read on »
Unfairly condemned Creatinine by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sun 04 Dec 2011 7:59pm Ask any dialysis patient worth the little salt he eats which is the blood test he would most commonly associate with kidney disease and chances are that the answer would be creatinine. From the time you get diagnosed, everyone talks about creatinine. "How much is your creatinine?" is a question I have been asked the most, even more than, "What ... Read on »
Creatinine clearance versus creatinine by Margaret Patient Expert Posted Sat 08 Aug 2009 12:34am I went to see my family doctor earlier today. There I was, all concerned about my high creatinine clearance result, but he explained to me that it was a GOOD thing. Eh? Oh yes, it turns out that I had mixed up serum creatinine and creatinine clearance, duuuh…Hmmm, well, as George Bernard Shaw said, A life spent [...] Read on »
Is cystatin C the next creatinine? by Matt S. Posted Sun 04 Oct 2009 12:00am As we all know, there are significant limitations to the use of creatinine as an estimate of GFR. Creatinine is freely filtered at the glomerulus, but in addition is also secreted to some degree, meaning that creatinine clearance can overestimate GFR. Furthermore, since creatinine is produced by muscle, individuals with high muscle mass may ... Read on »
High Creatinine Levels and Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) by Pkd Z. Facebook Posted Sun 15 Dec 2013 2:15am Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) is an abnormal medical condition that can lead to high creatinine level. Elevated creatinine level has a special meaning for Polycystic Kidney Disease patients, because it can help to decide whether they need to start dialysis or not. Read on »
How to Reduce Creatinine 6.7 by Pkd Z. Facebook Posted Wed 29 Jan 2014 1:34am Do you have a clear understanding about creatinine 6.7? It means that more than half of the kidney functions have been damaged. Excess creatinine can not be removed from the blood.  Read on »
Should PKD Patients with Creatinine 6.9 Start Dialysis by Pkd Z. Facebook Posted Mon 16 Dec 2013 1:51am Kidney disease patients are wondering what creatinine level needs dialysis treatment. Follow us to see should PKD patients with creatinine 6.9 start dialysis. And we do believe the following information can be helpful. Creatinine 6.9 has exceeded the normal range of creatinine level greatly, and it can tell the condition is already in the stag ... Read on »
Blood Work: Understanding BUN and Creatinine by Lauren B. Patient Expert Posted Wed 27 Aug 2008 8:33am In order to determine kidney function, a blood test called the BUN Creatinine is performed. BUN stands for b lood u rine n itrogen. It measures how much urea is present in the bloodstream. High levels of urea indicate that the kidneys are having trouble filtering it out. The most noticeable effect of impaired kidney function is a marked decrease ... Read on »
Is checking creatinine really useful once you are on regular dialysis? by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 07 Nov 2011 9:47pm Most dialysis centers have standard protocols when it comes to monthly blood tests. Most centers have Serum Creatinine as one of the tests required to be done as part of these tests. From Wikipedia : "Creatinine is a break-down product of creatine phosphate in muscle, and is usually produced at a fairly constant rate by the body (depending o ... Read on »
Can Patients with Renal Failure Lower Creatinine by crlina Facebook Posted Thu 03 May 2012 1:31am Creatinine is a waste product produced by muscles, and it will be excreted by kidney. Once kidney is damaged, the glomerular filtration rate will decline, which is unable to excrete creatinine and other toxins, so the kidney function becomes worse and worse and finally Renal Failure or Uremia appear. We must take actions to lower creatinine t ... Read on »