High Creatinine Level

Kidney function test include two types: blood test and urine test. Serum creatinine, BUN (blood urea nitrogen), and GFR (glomerular filtration rate) can be the indicators of kidney function. If you are told your kidney function is 2.8, it n

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Kidney Function Test 2.8

2014-10-19 06:41

Kidney Function Test 2.8Kidney function test include two types: blood test and urine test. Serum creatinine, BUN (blood urea nitrogen), and GFR (glomerular filtration rate) can be the indicators of kidney function. If you are told your kidney function is 2.8, it normally mean your serum creatinine is 2.8.

What does creatinine 2.8?

The normal creatinine level in the blood is 0.5-1.1mg/dl for female and 0.6-1.2mg/dl for male. Creatinine 2.8 is much higher than the normal range, and indicate you are at Stage 3 CKD (Chronic Kidney Disease). It means the kidneys are mildly damaged.

How serious is creatinine 2.8?

At this stage of kidney disease, patients may experience some symptoms such as fatigue, frequent urination, protein or blood in the urine, dizziness, headaches, nausea, vomiting, itchy skin, etc. Left untreated, CKD Stage 3 will develop into advanced stages and Kidney Failure which requires dialysis.

What foods you should avoid with creatinine 2.8?

Two kinds of foods you should avoid: Foods contain too much salt and foods with high protein.Why?

On one hand, damaged kidneys cannot keep water and electrolyte balance, leading to water-sodium retention. This condition is the direct cause of swelling and high blood pressure. Kidney disease patients are required to take sodium less than 6g each day.

Processed meat, canned soups, dried vegetables, fast foods, etc contain much salt and you should avoid these foods.

On the other hand, damaged kidneys cannot filter wastes and toxins adequately, so creatinine 2.8 appear. High protein intake will produce more wastes in the body and burden the kidneys.

Red meat, dairy products, chicken, pork, beef, etc contain high quantity of protein and you should take less of them. You can eat egg white and fish as high-quality of protein.

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One more thing you should notice is that diet is not the best way to lower creatinine level. Medication treatment should be taken into your consideration.

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