Usually, high creatinine level refers that serum creatinine level is higher than normal range, which is an indicator to reflect renal functions for CKD patients. Well then, what are the causes, symptoms and treatments of High Creatinine Level? Now, we make a conclusion for your reference.
Causes of high creatinine level:
Severe kidney damage-Creatinine is the end products of creatine phosphate metabolism in our muscles. Normally, the healthy kidneys are responsible for removing extra wastes and toxins from the blood. However, when kidneys lose more than 50% of renal function, creatinine level may pile up in the body, leading to elevated creatinine level.
Dehydration-inadequate water intake or dehydration like fever, sweating, diuresis can cause blood concentration and reduce blood flow in the kidneys. Then creatinine will increase.
Adverse effects of medications-some drugs that have renal toxicity can cause high creatinine level.
Infections-if chronic kidney disease patients have infections such as cold, intestinal infection, urinary tract infection can increase creatinine level in short time.
High blood pressure-increasing blood pressure also can lead to creatinine level by damaging kidneys.
Symptoms of high creatinine level:
Urine changes-reduced urination, proteinurine, drake colored urine, and so on.
Swelling-swelling on the eyelid, face, leg, ankle, etc.
Nausea and vomiting
Poor appetite and fatigue
Shortness of breath
Headache or even coma
Treatment of high creatinine level:
1. Diet therapy-diet management is the basic treatment. In order to reduce kidneys’ burden and guarantee the body nutrition, a high-quality protein, low salt and high vitamin diet are recommend to patients.
2. Change lifestyles-a proper physical exercise should be recommend to patients but they also need to pay attention to have a rest. In addition, patients should keep away from tobacco and alcohol.
3. Chinese Medicine Treatment-compared to the western drugs, I prefer recommending some natural and effective treatment from Traditional Chinese Medicine like Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, Foot Bath, Medicated Bath, Acupuncture, and so on. If you are interested in these treatments, just ask our Online Doctors directly or email to firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message below.
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