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What May Cause High Creatinine Levels in Blood

2015-01-22 12:08| Font Size A A A

What May Cause High Creatinine Levels in BloodCreatinine is measured in a routinely ordered blood test that reflects general metabolic health. Nowadays, some people may find that their creatinine level is higher than the normal range which has drew their attention. Well then, what may cause high creatinine levels in blood?

1. Severe kidney damage

Usually, the blood creatinine level shows how well your kidneys are working. Creatinine is transported through the bloodstream to the kidneys. In the normal condition, the healthy kidneys filter out most of the creatinine and dispose of it in the urine. However, for kidney disease patients, along with decreased kidney function, kidney fails to discharge extra creatinine from the body. Actually, some practices has shown that high creatinine level do not occur until a half of renal function has been lost. Therefore, if your creatinine level is higher permanently, you should pay more attention to your kidney health. Meanwhile, you should seek professional guidance from your healthy provider. And please remember that our Online Doctor is also here to help you.

2. Dehydration

Dehydration or inadequate water intake such as high fever, sweating, diuresis can cause blood concentration and reduce blood flow in the kidneys. Then, creatinine will increase.

3. Side effects of medications

Intake of drugs that have renal toxicity can cause high creatinine which can even be irreversible.

4. Strenuous exercises

Strenuous exercise or intensive training can rise creatinine level but the kind of high creatinine level is just temporary. After rest, it will be reduced.

5. Too much meat intake

Eating too much meat also will induce high creatinine level but if you do not have any damage on the kidneys, it is not dangerous for you.

Through the above analysis, we can see that many factors can cause high creatininie level, especially Chronic Kidney Disease or Kidney Failure. Therefore, to find out the underlying causes of elevated creatinine level is very important, so that you can find the effective treatment. Aany follow-up question, please mail us to renal-disease@hotmail.com or leave a message below directly.



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