Creatinine is the metabolic product of muscles. It is discharged by kidneys as a waste. The normal serum creatinine level is 0.5-1.1mg/dl for female and 0.6-1.2mg/dl for male. Creatinine 5.0 is much higher than the normal level. How bad is creatinine 5.0? You must have got an answer.
Why does creatinine 5.0 occur?
There are two sources of creatinine: Diet and Metabolism. Diet cannot increase the creatinine to such a high level and muscles produce a stable volume of creatinine. Then, the serum creatinine level is determined by how much the kidney will discharge. Once the kidneys are damaged, they fail to filter excessive wastes and toxins adequately, resulting in an elevated creatinine level. Actually, our kidneys have a very compensatory ability so even though one kidney is damaged, the other one can work more to keep themselves function normally. Symptoms do not occur until more than half of the kidney function has lost. Therefore, creatinine 5.0 means that your kidneys have been severely damaged.
what are the symptoms of creatinine 5.0?
There are some common symptoms due to high creatinine level, for instance: swelling, protein or blood in urine, fatigue, high blood pressure, poor appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, frequent urine, urgent urine, foamy urine, anemia, itchy skin, headache, dizziness, or shortness of breath,etc. As kidney damage can affect many other systems and organs, symptoms of creatinine 5.0 are various.
How to lower creatinine 5.0?
- Medicines: The most commonly used medicines are diuretics. Diuretics can increase urine output so as to help kidneys remove more wastes and toxins, including creatinine and urea nitrogen.
- Dialysis: Creatinine is not the only determining factor of dialysis. Other factors such as GFR (Glomerular Filtration Rate) and kidney function.
- Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy: It is a natural way to lower creatinine level. This therapy has overcome the side effects of dialysis and you may as well try it.
To sum up, creatinine 5.0 is a serious problem and you need immediate treatment. If you still have no idea what you can do, you can ask help from us. Leave a message below or email to email@example.com and you will get the answer within 48 hours. Wish you a good luck.