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Relation between GFR and testosterone supplementation - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   How does GFR related to testosterone supplementation and in general to kidney fucntion?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   I'm taking testosterone injections and my creatinine levels are slightly high and myGZFR is around 55
User :   is there a correlation? GFR not GZFR
Doctor :   Did they gave full expnasion and values of GZFR
User :   What do you mean?
Doctor :   whatis your creatinine
User :   hold on
User :   1.33
User :   BUN 55
User :   GFR 55
Doctor :   ok
User :   not BUM
User :   BUN
Doctor :   creatinie is normal
User :   Good the range given was .76 - 1.27
Doctor :   The levels of creatinine cooperalte with GFR
User :   go
Doctor :   Some labs say it is 1.3
User :   never mind the go
User :   how about the GFR
User :   BUN is 21
Doctor :   if ut lab say upperlimit is 1.27, then u have kidney dysfuction by definition
User :   Yep that is what I'm concerned about
Doctor :   BUNis just waste product
Doctor :   As long as the kidney is working good it dumps out all BUN
User :   is the 1.27 a widely accepted upper level or is it a conservative level
Doctor :   so level should be lower than 18
Doctor :   again upper limit is fixied by lab
Doctor :   ur value is OK
User :   well the good range for BUN is 6 -24
Doctor :   eachlab has different parameters
User :   good
User :   these are the resutls: Doctor :   BUN is ok
User :   Glucose 102 65 - 99 mg/dL H BUN 21 6 - 24 mg/dL Creatinine 1.33 0.76 - 1.27 mg/dL H GFR 55 >59 - mL/min/1.73 L
User :   So is there a correlation between exogenous testosterone and GFR?
Doctor :   wait
User :   pk
Doctor :   possible
User :   ok
Doctor :   and also consider other factors
User :   such as?
Doctor :   like dehydration
User :   age 59
User :   need to drink more water?
Doctor :   You need to
Doctor :   vigorous exercise
User :   more exercise?
Doctor :   Yes
User :   ok
User :   bottom line: User :   Values are not that excessive
User :   need to drink more
User :   exercise more
Doctor :   I believe they are normal
User :   and maybe talk to the endocronologist re: testoterone
Doctor :   but repeating them is good
User :   also my c reative protein is 2.6
Doctor :   You are at low risk of developing cardiovascular disease if your hs-CRP level is lower than 1.0mg/
Doctor :   You are at average risk of developing cardiovascular disease if your levels are between 1.0 and 3.0 mg/L
Doctor :   You are at high risk for cardiovascular disease if your hs-CRP level is higher than 3.0 mg/L
Doctor :   That is is the value of test
User :   thanks
Doctor :   Becuase of your age is is high
Doctor :   Hopefully you have no other medical problems
Doctor :   And regarding testisterone. talk to endocrinologist
User :   well I'm taking blood pressure medication as well as a statin
Doctor :   that also rises SRP
Doctor :   *CRP
User :   what raises CRP?
Doctor :   BP itself makes cr high
Doctor :   c reactive protein
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