Does dehydration interfere with creatinine levels and GFR (glomerular filtration rate)? Yes, it does, if the dehydration is severe. Mild dehydration and does not have such effects.
How does dehydration interfere with creatinine levels and GFR?
Dehydration is a condition that can occur when the loss of body fluids, mostly water, exceeds the amount that is taken in. Due to the excessive loss of water, the blood volume reduces and thus blood pressure lowers. As a result, the glomerular filtration rate (GFR) declines.
Because of the decreased GFR, the kidney cannot discharge excessive wastes and toxins, including creatinine and urea nitrogen. That’s why people with dehydration may have a transient increase of creatinine level.
Now you know how dehydration interfere with creatinine levels and GFR.
How to deal with dehydration?
Dehydration can be treated by replenishing the fluid level in the body. This can be done by consuming clear fluids such as water. People who are dehydrated should avoid drinks containing caffeine such as coffee, tea and sodas.
Well, are you sure that elevated creatinine level and reduced GFR are caused by dehydration? Creatinine and GFR are two indicator reflection your kidney function. Therefore, the changes in the two indicators usually mean that your kidney function has been damaged. Take a urine and blood test to check your kidney function to find the real cause.
What if kidney function is damaged?
To solve the problem is to repair the damaged renal intrinsic cells and protect and improve the remaining kidney function. Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy can be relied on. This therapy is based on Traditional Chinese Medicines and work on kidney lesions directly by prompting blood circulation and fighting against inflammation and coagulation. By this way, the kidneys can be supplied with enough blood and oxygen, which are necessary for the kidneys to work normally.
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