For people with kidney disease, they are no strangers to high creatinine level. A kidney stone, or renal calculi, refers to solid mass within the kidneys. However, can kidney stone cause high creatinine level?
A basic information of high creatinine level
Creatinine refers to the waste product of muscular activity. Generally, it can be ingested from the meat we eat. When kidneys work normal, creatinine level can be managed at a reasonable range(0.5-1.2mg/dL for ordinary people and 1.8-1.9mg/dL for those with one kidney).
In early stage of kidney disease, the creatinine level may not be that high due to strong compensation ability of kidneys. When people experience high creatinine level, it indicates more than 50% kidney function have been damaged.
Can kidney stone cause high creatinine level?
To be fair, kidney stone can cause damage to the pelvis and lead to hydronephrosis. Without timely treatment, this sign will cause damage to the renal structures and interfere with kidney function. As a consequence, high creatinine level will occur. Additionally, other signs including pain, gross hematuria, microscopic hematuria, urinary tract blockage and infections can also occur.
How to treat kidney stone and prevent high creatinine level?
1. Drink more water According to the statistics, drink more water can help increase urine volume. If the quantity is increased by 50%, the incidence of kidney stones can be decreased 86%.
2. Eat less foods loaded with oxalic acid About 60% kidney stones belong to calcium oxalate, so patients had better eat less foods rich in oxalic acid, for instance, beans, celery, chocolate, grape, coriander, strawberry and so on.
3. Break up or removal of stones Under certain circumstances, sound waves may be applied to break up the stones. If this is not done well, a surgery will be needed remove the stones. Besides, it also essential to treat the primary diseases like hyperparathyroidism, urinary tract obstruction, urinary tract infection, etc.
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