High Creatinine Level

Creatinine blood test is a test of kidney function. If the creatinine is higher than the normal range, it indicates your kidneys are damaged. However, can kidney function be normal with creatinine 5.5? High creatinine can be caused by many

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Can Kidney Function Be Normal with Creatinine 5.5

2014-10-27 08:49

Can Kidney Function Be Normal with Creatinine 5.5Creatinine blood test is a test of kidney function. If the creatinine is higher than the normal range, it indicates your kidneys are damaged. However, can kidney function be normal with creatinine 5.5?

High creatinine can be caused by many other factors except for kidney damage, but creatinine 5.5 is so high that it is surely indicate the kidneys have been severely damaged. Therefore, I recommend you to take a kidney function test.

How serious is creatinine 5.5?

The normal range of creatinine is 0.5-1.1mg/dl for female and 0.6-1.2mg/dl for male. In general, when creatinine ranges from 5mg/dl to 8mg/dl, dialysis is required. Without treatment, it may lead to a condition that is fatal.

What are the causes of creatinine 5.5?

Creatinine is the product of muscle metabolism. It has two sources: diet and muscle metabolism. Diet cannot increase the creatinine level so a much higher level, so creatinine generates at a stable rate. Since it is discharged by the kidneys, elevated creatinine always indicate kidney damage.

What will happen with creatinine 5.5?

Can you imagine that so many wastes building up in your body? These wastes will block and pollute your blood, causing damage on many organs and systems.

Some sings may be seen, such as:

- Swelling in hands, legs, feet or ankles

- High blood pressure

- Poor appetite, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea

- Itchy skin

- Fatigue

- Back pain, or joint pain

While others may not experience the above symptoms, but are told by the doctor that they have abnormal high creatinine.

You should pay high attention if you have creatinine 5.5. Consult your doctor for a timely treatment.

What you can do with creatinine 5.5?

You should firstly keep a low-sodium and low-protein diet. Avoid alcohol and caffeine are also recommended. In addition, do not take medicines freely, because many medicines are nephrotoxic.

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