Creatinine level is an important indicator to reflect how well your kidneys are functioning. Many patients have no idea about how serious creatinine 3.5. Does it mean severe kidney damage?
Let’s have a look at what is creatinine firstly.
Creatinine is the metabolic products of our muscle and the excess creatinine should be filtered out of the body by the healthy kidneys. In addition, a part of creatinine also come from the meat products we eat.
What is the normal levels of creatinine?
Generally, the normal range of creatinine is about 0.5-1.1 mg/dl for female and 0.6-1.2 mg/dl for male. Compared to the normal range, creatinine 3.5 is much higher and it indicates that there is something wrong with your kidneys.
Does 3.5 Creatinine Level Mean Severe Kidney Damage?
Firstly, you should know that creatinine 3.5 means the severe kidney damage and poor kidney function. More than a half of kidney function has been lost. Because our kidneys have very strong compensatory ability, the creatinine level will not increase until more than 50% of kidney function is lost. Creatinine 3.5 is about equal to creatinine 309.4umol/L. In China, renal insufficiency can be divided into four stages, while creatinine 3.5 is in the second stage-Decompensated Period. Chronic kidney disease can be divided into five stages in international according to the Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR) level. We can also say creatinine 3.5 is in the stage 3 chronic kidney disease, the next stage will be Renal Failure.
Through the above analysis, surely you can see that high creatinine level 3.5 is a promising sign to reflect kidney damage. To lower it effectively, some western drugs like diuretics are common prescribed by your doctors. But I prefer recommending Chinese medicine herbs to you. Compared to western medicines, Chinese ones are more safe, effective and natural. If you are interested in them, please contact our online doctors directly or email to email@example.com and we will give you an individualized advice.
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