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Diagnosed with high creatine levels. Taking medication. Suggestions?

Hi ... My mom has been diagnosed with high cretinine levels. Since last 8 months she is on medicines. She has no problem in passing urine but even with medicines the creatinine level is shooting up. She started with 4.5 level and now it is around 6.7. Last week her urea was 148.5, after one week it is 141.3. Last week Potassium was 5.34 , now potassium is 5.04, sodium - last and this month same as 135. But creatine level last month 6, but this week 6.7. Now doc has suggested cudo forte med for 2 weeks and see if it comes down .Please help as if the med is ok or not. Please suggest what is the current status for her?
Asked On : Fri, 26 Apr 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi and thanks for the query,
The results of the serum creatinine levels are NOT within limits. This therefore compels a critical follow up and management. Also, the fluctuation means that there might be some underlying fluctuating factor which needs identification. The values of the potassium levels deserve the evaluation by Kidney specialist (Nephrologist). Conditions like diabetes mellitus, hypertension if present must be properly managed.
I suggest you book an appointmemt with a nephrologist for a proper clinical evaluation and management.
Thanks and best regards,
Luchuo, MD.
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Ayurveda Specialist Dr. Packriswamy Sambangi's  Response
The kidneys maintain the blood creatinine in a normal range. Creatinine has been found to be a fairly reliable indicator of kidney function. Elevated creatinine level signifies impaired kidney function or kidney disease.
As the kidneys become impaired for any reason, the creatnine level in the blood will rise due to poor clearance of creatinine by the kidneys.
Abnormally high levels of creatinine thus warn of possible malfunction or failure of the kidneys.
Blood urea nitrogen [BUN] level is another indicator of kidney function.
It is important to first find out what is causing the increase.
Kidney stones and uterine tract infections are usually the most common causes of increasd creatinine levels. Other than these, diabetes, high and prolonged dosages of antibiotics, high blood pressure and over consumption of red meats are also associated with high levels of creatinine.
Taking good care of your kidneys by drinking lots of fluids. Consuming lots of roughage can also help creatinine levels in check. A good diet that helps in regular detoxification of the blood can also help to take some load off the kidneys.
Herbal remedies,
Dandelion and ginseng that acts as diuretics and aid the kidneys in their function.
Chinnamon mixed in water or spring hog weed powder mixed with water can also help improve overall kidney function and can help lower creatinine levels.
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