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What do high creatine levels indicate?

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Dr. Salah Saad Shoman

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Posted on Fri, 18 Jan 2019 in Kidney Conditions
Question: I just found out that my creatine levels up in my kidneys. What does this mean?
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Answered by Dr. Salah Saad Shoman 1 hour later
Brief Answer:

A number of causes

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

But high creatine levels indicate abnormal renal function due to chronic renal damage.

This could be due to chronic renal infection or inflammatory condition as nephritis or pyelonephritis.

Also could be due to autoimmune disease as lupus or due to decreased blood flow to the kidney as in cases of severe dehydration, heart disease and low blood pressure.

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Salah Saad Shoman, Internal Medicine Specialist
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