Are you safe or not with creatinine 2.4? Well, if you do not have any severe symptoms, you are safe. However, this condition indicate some underlying problems that may be fatal for you.
What is creatinine?
Creatinine is the by-product of you muscle metabolism. 1mg creatinine can be produced by 20g products after muscle metabolizing. There are two sources: endogenous (metabolism of muscle tissues) and exogenous (metabolism of meats).
Creatinine in the blood will be filtered by the kidneys with urine. Since it is produced at a stable rate, high serum creatinine level always indicate the filtering unit, namely, the kidney, is functioning inadequately.
What is the critical level of creatinine?
The normal serum creatinine level ranges from 0.5mg/dl to 1.1mg/dl for female and 0.6mg/dl to 1.2mg/dl for male. For people with one kidney, the normal serum creatinine level is about 1.8-1.9mg/dl.
Is creatinine 2.4 serious?
You might think that creatinine 2.4 is just a little higher than the normal range, and it is not so serious. However, creatinine won’t elevate unless more than half of the kidney function has lost. Our kidneys have a strong compensatory ability, so even though one kidney is damaged, the other can work harder to function normally. Therefore, creatinine is serious enough to draw your high attention.
Creatinine 2.4 indicate you have develop into Stage 3 Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) which means your kidneys have been moderately damaged. Without timely, treatment, this condition can develop into Stage 4 or Stage 5 CKD (End Stage Renal Disease).
How to lower creatinine 2.4?
Medicines are prescribed by the doctor for relieving symptoms such as swelling, high blood pressure, nausea, vomiting, or fatigue, etc. However, medicines are far from enough because they cannot improve kidney function. That is to say, you kidney function is still losing and symptoms will recur after you reduce dosage or stop medicines.
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