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What a person eats can affect creatinine levels

Today let us have a glance at the inputs provided by our learned Doctor, an ENT specialist with 41 years of experience. He prefers to remain anonymous on the information provided by him. He explains the salient features of Creatinine level and has forwarded the following information:

Women often have a lower blood creatinine: A normal result is 0.7 to 1.3 mg/dL for men and 0.6 to 1.1 mg/dL for women. Women often have a lower blood creatinine level than men. This is because women often have less muscle mass than men. Creatinine level varies based on a person's size and muscle mass

High levels in the blood might indicate that the kidneys are not working: Creatinine is the waste product of creatine, which the muscles use to make energy. Typically, creatinine travels in the blood to the kidneys, where it leaves the body in the urine. High levels in the blood might indicate that the kidneys are not working correctly, while low levels can occur with low muscle mass. The creatinine blood test helps doctors diagnose kidney disease. A poorly functioning kidney cannot filter creatinine as well as it usually does, which causes levels in the blood to rise.

What Abnormal Results Mean. A higher-than-normal creatinine level may be due to:

Blocked urinary tract.

Kidney problems, such as kidney damage or failure, infection, or reduced blood flow.

Loss of body fluid (dehydration).

Muscle problems, such as the breakdown of muscle fibres (rhabdomyolysis.)

Problems during pregnancy, such as seizures caused by eclampsia or high blood pressure caused by preeclampsia.

A lower-than-normal creatinine level may be due to:

Conditions involving the muscles and nerves that lead to decreased muscle mass Malnutrition. There are many other conditions for which the test may be ordered, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, or medicine overdose. Increased consumption of protein.

What a person eats can affect creatinine levels:

For example, proteins and cooked meat contain creatinine, so eating more than the recommended amount of meat or other proteins for a person’s activity levels can cause high creatinine levels after eating. However, long-term studies have shown that high-protein diets do not significantly impact blood creatinine levels over a 2-year period.

Dehydration and muscle breakdown from exercise may cause an increase in blood creatinine levels:

Creatinine is present in the muscles and helps them produce energy. Both dehydration and muscle breakdown from exercise may cause an increase in blood creatinine levels. Certain medications Antibiotics, such as trimethoprim, and H2 blockers, such as cimetidine, can cause a temporary increase in measured serum creatinine levels. A 2020 retrospective study found that even low levels of trimethoprim can increase blood serum levels in patients following a kidney transplant.


  1. Krishna Itnal pune,Rather difficult subject to understand for common man
    However I appreciate your effort to make this happen at your best.Congratulations


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