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Kanaaz, I have a question. My understanding is that creatinine is a marker only to identify kidney issues. The creatinine itself is not damaging. It only indicates a kidney issue since the creatinine may not be cleared by the kidneys if they are damaged. If that is true is it a good idea to reduce your creatinine level by tweaking your normal habits thus giving an incorrect reading on how well the kidneys are functioning? Thanks.

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Good question, @maxwell123. The best way to lower your creatinine levels is to treat the underlying cause. A high level of creatinine can be an indication that something is wrong. If your kidneys aren’t working properly, the level of creatinine in your blood can build up. This can lead to uremia, a life-threatening disorder. So the levels need to be lowered. How they are lowered is determined by the cause.

Here are some articles that may help:
– Creatinine: What is it? https://www.kidney.org/atoz/content/what-creatinine
– 8 Home Remedies to Naturally Lower Your Creatinine Levels https://www.healthline.com/health/how-to-lower-creatinine