Creatinine is a breakdown product of creatine phosphate in muscle. Its normal range is 0.6~1.2mg/dl for male and 0.5~1.1mg/dl for female. For creatinine 2.0, it is obviously higher than normal level. Then, what does it mean?
In fact, high creatinine level is an indictor to reflect kidney function. When your kidney can work well, extra creatinine will be filtered out of the body. If your creatinine level begins to elevate, it often tells us that at least 50% of kidney function has been damaged. To roughly figure out how severe kidney function damage is, experts divided the renal insufficiency into four stages. You can clearly see that creatinine 2.0 corresponds with renal insufficiency with stage 1--mild kidney damage from the following chart.
|Kidney insufficiency||Stage 1||Stage 2||Stage 3||Stage 4|
As mentioned above, if creatinine level is 2.0, it indicates that you are in the renal insufficiency compensatory period. In this case, although you have a moderate damage on kidney function, it has no obvious symptoms. Kidney also can play a role in maintaining water and acid-base balance. In some cases, they can have high blood pressure, nausea or back pain. They are dangerous for patients once these symptoms become serious. Therefore, it is crucial to take an effective treatment and control creatinine level. Healthy diets also help make your kidney damage under control in this stage.
However, not all high creatinine levels result from kidney function decline. There are some additional reasons of high creatinine level including tiredness, strenuous exercise etc. Once you have an abnormal creatinine level, it’s better to have routine tests such as renal function test, urine test, blood test, etc. For more information, you can contact with our online doctors and we’ll give you an instant reply according to your condition.