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High Creatinine Level

2013-08-24 16:50| Font Size A A A

high creatinine levelHigh creatinine level is very common in kidney disease patients. And that how to lower high creatinine level is commonly consulted. How much do you know about kidney disease and high creatinine level? Now follow us to find the most efficient treatment to reduce high creatinine level.

What is creatinine?

Creatinine is a waste product in the blood created by the normal metabolism of muscle cells. Healthy kidneys take creatinine out of the blood and remove it into the urine to leave the body. When the kidneys are not working well, creatinine builds up in the blood. If the kidneys lose their ability to filter blood (GFR decreases) more creatinine will accumulate and serum creatinine will rise. As a result, creatinine is an indirect marker of glomerular filtration rate (GFR) or how well the kidneys work. A creatinine level of greater than 1.2 for women and greater than 1.4 for men may be an early sign that the kidneys are not working properly.

What causes high creatinine level?

-Dehydration. Patients with one kidney such as transplant recipients or kidney donors seem to be particularly susceptible to the effect of dehydration on creatinine. It is very important to rule out dehydration as a possible cause of high creatinine in this population because patients may mistakenly believe that their remaining kidney is failing.

-Heart disease. Transient high levels of creatinine can also be caused by different types of heart surgery, such as aneurysm repair or stent insertion. It is important to rule out these causes when evaluating high creatinine levels.

-Kidney Disease. Diseased kidneys will no longer filter creatinine from the blood effectively; therefore, levels begin to rise. High creatinine is not a good marker for early stage kidney disease, however, because it does not begin to rise until about 40 percent of kidney function has already been lost.

Which creatinine level requires dialysis treatment?

As a matter of fact, there is no an exact answer to this question. In other words, there is no a direct relation between dialysis treatment and creatinine level. When should be dialysis treatment started depends on patients’ specific condition. Though high the creatinine level is, if kidney disease patients still have some certain amount of urine output and there are no any obvious symptoms or complications, then dialysis can be postponed; though not that high the creatinine is, if there are some obvious complications or BUN level exceeds 54mmol/L, or serum potassium level is more than 7mmol/L, or in some other certain situations, then urgent dialysis treatment should be started. You can email us to renal-disease@hotmail.com to tell more about your test report, experts will help you to see whether you need the urgent dialysis treatment.

How to lower high creatinine level?

In addition to healthy diet and some certain medicine, Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is commonly used in clinic to help lower high creatinine level. It achieves this by repairing kidney damage, recovering kidney function and making kidneys work normally again. It is based on Chinese herbal medicines, but used externally. Kidney disease patients do not need to worry about the side effects during the treatment. Once kidney function can be recovered, not only can high creatinine be lowered, also dialysis and kidney transplant will be avoided effectively.

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