Sudden rise in Serum Creatinine

I've gone through Kidney Transplant 4 years back and till now my Creatinine levels were always normal around 1.3, but in my yesterday's report it went up to 1.9. It happened after I did some research online about improving overall health, after that the only changes I've made in my routine is for the last 2 months I've been taking Apple Cider Vinegar and Cayenne Pepper. I would like to know whether these things can cause in rise in Creatinine levels. Except Creatinine, my all other tests reports came absolutely normal. Please advice, as I'm very much worried.

Regards,

Firas

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Hi Firas,

Exactly the same thing happened to me. My creatinine used to remain around 1.2-1.3. Last month it suddenly rose to 1.87 and yesterday, it was at 1.76, without any significant change in life style. Only change I can think about is the very hot weather in India these days. it was really disappointing.

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Hot weather shouldn't make such a big difference. What did your nephrologist advised you? My Nephrologist advised me to drink 1 liter extra water for 3 days, as it could be due to some changes or something related to stomach. I'll do my next test on Sat and update you.

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Hot weather can make a lot of difference to your creatinine figure.

If you are outside in the heat you will perspire more or exercising in the heat can cause you to sweat more and, therefore, can become dehydrated which raises your creatinine.

Try drinking more water and see what happens to your level. Good luck.

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I got your point and agree with it too. I'm drinking excess water and update you with the progress.

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Hi Firas,

Just wanted to update my about my lab results. After taking adequate water, i got myself tested and creatinine was down to 1.46 from 1.76. Thankfully, i was relaxed after getting the results. Please give update about your results.

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Hi Ritsr,

Congratulations, I'm happy to hear your results.

In the Ultrasound, Dr. has diagnosed that there are some crystals in my Kidney. He advised me to drink extra water for two weeks and to take extra precautions in my diet. It could be the reason of increase in my Kidney. But I suspect that in the last few days, I have taken few things in the diet in excess, which I was not supposed to take.

Now I have restricted my diet and would do my lab test on Saturday. Will update you about the progress. I hope, like you, my Creatinine level would also come under control this time.

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Hi,

My creatinine levels are back to normal now. It came 1.2 in this test. I drank extra water and did strict diet control. I'll do ultrasound after one month to check if there are any crystals left in kidney.

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