A critical creatinine level is defined as a tested value that may be threatening. The healthy kidney has a very strong compensatory ability. Slight damages can be repaired by kidneys without elevating the creatinine level. However, once kidney function declines, failing to discharge the excessive toxins, the creatinine level will increase. Well then, what is the critical level of creatinine?
To know the answer to the key, you’d better learn the following information.
Normal creatinine level in persons with different age groups
Female: 0.5-1.1 mg/dL or 44-97μmol
Male: 0.6-1.2 mg/dL or 53-106 μmol
Elderly: decrease in muscle mass may cause decreased values
Adolescent: 0.5-1.0 mg/dL
Infant: 0.2-0.4 mg/dL
Possible critical values>4 mg/dL(indicates serious impairment in renal function)
As clinical studies show that serum creatinine does not increase until a half of kidney function is affected, and increase of serum creatinine means kidneys have been injured severely. In other words, even a slight elevation of creatinine may suggest a serious kidney damage Therefore, it is very important to know the interfering factors and precautions of elevated creatinine level.
Interfering factors of increased creatinine level
- Drugs that may increase creatinine values include ACEI, aminoglycosides, cimetidine, heavy-metal chemotherapeutic agents and other nephrotoxic drugs, such as cephalosporins.
- A diet high in meat
- Exercise may cause increases creatinine values
- Fluid loss, like sweating, drinking less water and frequent urine
- Tiredness due to over work and lack of rest
Methods that are helpful for keeping a normal creatinine level
Except for daily diet and care, you can try some Chinese medicine therapies since western medicine has brought you side effects. Micro-Chinese Medicine Therapy, Acupuncture, Medicated Bath, and Hot Compress Therapy are all helpful. Those therapies aim at impairing the damaged kidneys. Once the kidney functions well, creatinine level will decline fundamentally.
Now you have known the critical level of creatinine. Treatment becomes the first concern.Then, please do not hesitate to contact our online doctors about the specific therapy. You can also leave a message below, and it will be better if you enclose your test report. We will reply you as soon as possible.