Various factors can raise creatinine levels, per Healthline. They include dehydration and too much protein or creatine.
Diuretics, antibiotics, chemotherapy, or cardiovascular drugs can cause high creatinine, according to the source.
High-intensity exercises can increase creatinine, according to MedicalNewsToday.
Cleveland Clinic says high creatinine levels may indicate heart failure.
Before a test, tell your doctor about any medications or health and exercise habits that can raise your creatinine levels.
High creatinine causes different symptoms, per MedicalNewsToday. High creatinine levels can cause fluid retention, shortness of breath, chest pains, and confusion.