For patients with kidney disease, when their kidney function is damaged severely, that will cause patients to have many abnormal signs and symptoms. Creatinine is an important standard to learn about patient’s kidney function, and when patient’s kidney function is low enough, his creatinine level will be higher than normal. Well then, if patients with CKD have creatinine level 2.3, what does that mean?
What is the normal creatinine range?
Creatinine is a metabolic waste of muscle, and it should be filtrated out by kidney. Our muscles will produce creatinine continuously, and almost all creatinine will be filtrated out by kidney at the same time. As a result, creatinine level can change in a stable range.
The normal creatinine range of men is 0.6~1.2mg/dL, and the normal creatinine range of women is 0.5~1.1mg/dL. The normal creatinine range is thought to be 0.5~1.2mg/dL, and when CKD patient’s creatinine level is higher than this range, it is thought to be high creatinine.
What does High Creatinine level 2.3 mean?
Creatinine level 2.3 is much higher than normal, which indicates patients have obvious kidney damage.
In fact, kidney has strong metabolic ability, and it is not easy for patients to have high creatinine unless more than half normal kidney function is damaged, because half normal kidney function will be able to guarantee his body health. Thereby, when patients with CKD have high creatinine, that means at least more than half normal kidney function has been damaged.
As we know, kidney disease is divided into five stages, and patients will not have high creatinine until they are in CKD stage 3, in which stage at lest more than half normal kidney function is damaged. As a matter of fact, the further stage patient is in, the higher his creatinine level will be. For patient with creatinine level 2.3, his creatinine level is high but not very high, and it is very likely for them to be in CKD stage 3.