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HIGH CREATINE LEVELS
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HIGH CREATINE LEVELS

I just has my 6 month check up and my creatin levels were up to 1.6.  I am very concerned.  My mother had a type of kidney disease.  This was more of a disease that concered the blood flow to the kidneys rather than the kidney itself.  However my sister has lost both her kidney's to renal failure.  He has a transplanted unit for the past 3 years.  I have a type 2 diabetes.  It seems to be under control. My A1c is very good.  My blood sugar is always under 100.  My cholesterol (bad and good) are very good numbers.  I had a mini gastric bypass in 2003.  I did very well with that procedure and lost about 100 pounds.  I have kept that weight off.  
SHOULD I START TO WORRY that I too am going to lose my kidneys.  I am 59 years old.  
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Rising creatinine levels can be indicative of worsening kidney function - especially in the setting of diabetes.  Obtaining urine tests can be done to look at the 24-hr urine creatinine and protein.  Imaging the kidneys could also be done to exclude anatomic abnormalities.

These options can be discussed with your personal physician.  I would also consider a consultation with a nephrologist (kidney specialist).

Followup with your personal physician is essential.

This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice - the information presented is for patient education only. Please see your personal physician for further evaluation of your individual case.

Kevin, M.D.
www.kevinmd.com
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