What does it Mean when You Have High Serum Creatinine
Creatinine is the break-down product of creatine phosphate in muscle, which should be removed by the kidneys along with urine. At the early stage, there is no elevation of serum creatinine because of their great compensatory ability. However, once creatinine level becomes higher than normal, 50% of your kidney function has been damaged.
The measure of serum creatinine is simple, so it is the most commonly used indicator of kidney function.
What is the normal Serum Creatinine level?
In most countries, the serum creatinine is reported in mg/dL and some countries it might be reported in umol/L. 1mg/dL of serum creatinine is 88.4umol/L.
The normal human serum creatinine ranges are: 0.5 to 1.0mg/dL (about 45-90umol/L) for women; 0.7 to 1.2mg/dL (about 60-110umol/L) for men.
What can cause the elevation of Serum Creatinine?
1. Renal Insufficiency
They can have elevation of serum creatinine in a short period if they are accompanied with flu, pneumonia, enteral infections, and urinary tract infections.
2. Primary high blood pressure
If the blood pressure is not controlled well for a long time and they present moderate or mass proteinuria (protein in urine) for a long time, their serum creatinine can elevate gradually.
3. Kidney damage
If patients with Kidney damage and their illness conditions relapse time by time, they can have acute renal insufficiency, which will lead to high serum creatinine.
Then, how to lower the high creatinine level?
The treatment should be started from the repair of kidney cells. When the kidney cells are back to work to discharge wastes normally, serum creatinine will be reduced gradually. So, patients should receive proper treatment. Here we recommend Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy in Kidney Disease Hospital, China, which can bring the high serum creatinine level down effectively.
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