Creatinine is the by-product of muscle metabolism. High creatinine is always associated with kidney disease. How much kidney damage is present with creatinine 1.46?
Information you should know about creatinine 1.46
The normal range serum creatinine is 0.5-1.1mg/dl in women, 0.6-1.2mg/dl in men, and 1.8-1.9mg/dl for people with one kidney. Ech lab or hospital may take different standards. Based on the general standard, creatinine 1.46 is higher than the normal range. Even though it is not so high, you should be concerned about that.
Functions of our kidneys
One of the most important functions of our kidneys is filtering wastes and toxins. Creatinine is discharged by the kidneys as a kind of waste. High creatinine means the kidneys are damaged, failing to excrete it adequately. Since our kidneys have a strong compensatory ability, creatinine won’t elevate until more than half of the kidney function has lost. In other word, even though one kidney is damaged, the other one can work more to work normally. Therefore, even a slight elevation of serum creatinine, you should be concerned.
Methods to lowering creatinine
Even though creatinine 1.46 means mild kidney function, you have no need to worry a lots. As long as you take timely and appropriate ways, you can make creatinine under normal range. Here are some suggestions:
-Eat less sodium and protein. High sodium is likely to cause high blood pressure and swelling that can in turn damage the kidneys. In addition, large amounts of protein intake will produce many wastes that will burden the kidneys. Therefore, you should consult your dietitian for a kidney-friendly diet.
Dandelion, nettle, rhizome of lalang, corn silk, poria cocos, and so on have the function of increasing urine output. Taking herbal teas made from these natural medicines is helpful for discharging excessive creatinine with urine. You can email to firstname.lastname@example.org for information about how to make Chinese herbal tea.