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Question: Creatine level meaning


 Anonymous - Tue Feb 04, 2003 10:46 am

:D ear friends, my wife at 60 has a creatine level of 0.2 while at age of 67 my creatine level is 1.1 what does that meats? we are in general have good health..
 Dr. Yasser Mokhtar - Wed Feb 05, 2003 10:30 pm

User avatar Dear Sir,

Thank you very much for using our website.

i hope that you and your wife continue to feel good and be in good health.

Creatinine is a substance that is produced by the muscles. Creatinine levels are related to the muscle mass of the person. If the person has a small muscle mass then his creatinine will be low (and this is absolutely normal for him/her). Also, if the person has a big muscle mass, his creatinine could even be higher than normal (and this would be absolutely normal for this person).

So, it looks that you have more muscle mass than your wife.

Once more, thank you very much for using our website http://doctorslounge.com and i hope that this information helped.

Yasser Mokhtar, M.D.
 yen2ken - Tue Feb 21, 2006 5:57 am

What does Creatine level have to do with healthy kidney function? I am a 63 yr male with some kidney stone history, AND continuing 'flank' pain that does not show on XRAY as kidney problem. HAVE an uncle, 85, whose kidney near failed from stone impaction, whose swelling legs are like mine but worse, etc etc. I am wanting to know whether periodic testing of creatine level will be able to indicate when possibly heriditary condition is getting serious. (Grandfather had kidney removed, uncle has only one kidney, all six grandsons of my grandfather have had stones and gout.. etc)

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