Question: My husband’s creatine level is 2.0 and his filtration level is 33. What does this all mean?
Answer: Thank you for you inquiry. Both creatinine and GFR (glomerular filtration rate) are tests of kidney function. Creatinine is the by-product of muscle metabolism. It forms in the liver and is discharged by the kidney. Since the production is stable, elevated creatinine level always indicated kidney damage. When glomeruli are damaged, the GFR levels reduces.
Creatinine 2.0 and GFR 33 means you are in Stage 3 Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). At this stage, your kidney function is moderately damaged and some symptoms may occur. If you are experiencing swelling, fatigue, protein or blood in the urine, nausea, vomiting, back pain, muscle weakness, etc, you should take immediate treatments. You can consult our doctors online or email to firstname.lastname@example.org for suggestions.
There are some diet restrictions you should follow. This specific kidney diet requires low-sodium, low-protein, limited potassium and phosphorous, but enough vitamins and calories. You should consult your dietitian for a healthy diet plan. This can help you prevent or relieving some symptoms you are suffering from. Detailed information, you can refer to “Food That Cannot Be Eaten With Kidney Disease”.
The effects of diet is subtle, and it cannot treat you kidney disease. Medicines or therapies should aim at improving kidney function, which is the terminal goal of treating kidney disease. We have so much experience in this field. Many people from more than 70 countries have benefited from our characteristic treatments. You can trust us. Any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.