How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. D. Love Your Own Question
Dr. D. Love
Dr. D. Love, Doctor
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 17519
Experience:  Family Physician for 10 years; Hospital Medical Director for 10 years.
21597572
Type Your Medical Question Here...
Dr. D. Love is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

IS A CREATINE LEVEL OF 1.42 BAD

This answer was rated:

IS A CREATINE LEVEL OF 1.42
BAD ?

A creatinine of 1.42 is only mildly elevated, not severely elevated, but any elevation is more concerning than a normal level. The reason that the answers vary is because it depends upon the clinical situation. In general, everyone should be drinking plenty of fluids to maintain hydration and urine flow. There are some conditions that will tend to cause dehydration, which can increase the creatinine level, and these people should be drinking extra fluids. There are also some conditions,such as congestive heart failure, that decreases blood flow to the kidneys, cause fluid retention, and increase the creatinine, and these people will get worse if they drink extra fluids. There are also some people with more advanced kidney disease that may start developing swelling from fluid retention and these people also should restrict their fluid. The majority of people with a creatinine of 1.42 and do not have congestive heart failure or fluid retention/swelling from another cause, should drink plenty of fluids.

 

Dr. D. Love and other Medical Specialists are ready to help you