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I love this forum for everything it is. This is my first post here. I was transplanted on 22nd dec 2016. Initially my creat was around 1.3-1.6 during jan and early feb. Now it stays around 1.4-1.7 range, 1.65 being the max. Urea constant around 18-24. Doc team says nothing to worry about, urea creat increases a little in summer. I drink around 3.5 to 4 litres of fluid a day. We do have very hot summers in India. Does it really increase in summers?? Not worried but agitated... :(

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  • Summers is one of the factors which combined with hydration, dietary patterns..

  • are you hydrated?
  • Try not to worry because my tx docs have said the same thing to me.  I just try to drink more in the summer, but even then my creatinine tends to go up just a bit.

    Congratulations on your transplant!  It is easy to worry over many things in the early days and months after surgery!

  • There is a direct connection between hydration and creatinine levels.  Hydration is but one factor though, including diet, infection/illness, medication, stress and more.  We, as humans are mostly water, it makes sense that anything which affects our water balance will be visible in test results.  Hydration affects levels in most conditions, (ie Blood pressure, sugars, ....)  In summer, as well as with strenuous exercise anytime, our water/fluid demands are greater, sufficient hydration is a must.  

    Because creatinine rates fluctuate regularly, Tx teams compare these levels over time rather than viewing one result as a "snapshot" of kidney function.   It is suggested that all people should have a fluid intake of around three litres/day, which is especially important for kidney Tx patients.  One should expect to adjust intake for any conditions, which would demand more fluid.  The exception would be for those who have fluid restrictions prescribed.  I hope this helps.

    Daily Water Intake Needs

    Water: How much should you drink every day? - Mayo Clinic
    Know how much water to drink to remain healthy and prevent dehydration.
    • Thank u kidneyboy.. it is always heartening to read ur replies...
      Water: How much should you drink every day? - Mayo Clinic
      Know how much water to drink to remain healthy and prevent dehydration.
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