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Treatment for abnormal levels of creatinine and GFR?

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Posted on Mon, 17 Mar 2014
Question: My 29 year old son had a routine physical check up and his creatinine was found to be 1.84 and his GFR 42. An ultrasound was done, but it showed non specific kidney disease. He is having a kidney biopsy done. His cholesterol level was at 334 and has high blood pressure. He is taking Lisinopril 5 mg and Simvastatin 20 mg. My son had the flu after Christmas and had severe dehydration. His Physical was done on XXXXXXX 30, 2014
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Answered by Dr. Shruti Rijhwani (4 hours later)
Brief Answer: Follows. Detailed Answer: Dear Madam, Thank you for posting your query on HCM. Well looking into your problem I would like to tell you that it will be very early to comment on anything , Creatinine and GFR can rise even after having dehydration as you give the history . Kidney biopsy can only give the definitive answer . If the size of kidneys would have got altered that was a matter of concern . Blood pressure can be related to kidney problem or vice versa that needs to be seen . Presently he is on right treatment and hope he will get better with this . If he is obese he will need to reduce weight which will be better for him and also decrease the Blood pressure and cholesterol . Let the kidney biopsy come then we will see , because in such conditions when a person gets High BP in young age it can often be secondary to Kidney conditions . Take care. Dr. Shruti
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Treatment for abnormal levels of creatinine and GFR?

Brief Answer: Follows. Detailed Answer: Dear Madam, Thank you for posting your query on HCM. Well looking into your problem I would like to tell you that it will be very early to comment on anything , Creatinine and GFR can rise even after having dehydration as you give the history . Kidney biopsy can only give the definitive answer . If the size of kidneys would have got altered that was a matter of concern . Blood pressure can be related to kidney problem or vice versa that needs to be seen . Presently he is on right treatment and hope he will get better with this . If he is obese he will need to reduce weight which will be better for him and also decrease the Blood pressure and cholesterol . Let the kidney biopsy come then we will see , because in such conditions when a person gets High BP in young age it can often be secondary to Kidney conditions . Take care. Dr. Shruti