You probably know your blood pressure level and blood sugar levels, but do you know your “kidney number”? Someone asks me “What does kidney number 2.8 mean”? If you also have such question, you can get answer from this article.
Get to know kidney number
In short, kidney number is an important tool to determine kidney function. It is calculated based on the creatinine level, age, sex of the person. On an average, a kidney number in the range of 80 to 129 is good. It varies for men and women and is dependent on the muscle mass.
To know the kidney number can help people prevent from losing higher percentage of their kidney function and even avoid dialysis, which is always an expensive and sometimes painful process.
What does kidney number 2.8 mean?
You have known the average range of kidney number as mentioned above. So, you can see that 2.8 is rather lower than the normal range, and it means your kidneys are severely damaged. At this time, dialysis is needed immediately.
However, are you sure 2.8 is your kidney number but not creatinine level? Since serum creatinine is an indicator reflecting how well your kidneys are working.
What does creatinine 2.8 mean?
The normal range creatinine level is 0.5-1.1mg/dl for female and 0.6-1.2mg/dl for male. Creatinine 2.8 means you are in Stage 3 Chronic Kidney Disease and your kidneys have been moderately damaged.
Top five most important kidney healthy numbers
They are estimated GFR (glomerular filtration rate) number, blood pressure reading, albumin to creatinine ratio, total cholesterol, and blood glucose check.
Since I am not sure 2.8 refers to the creatinine level or your kidney number. As for treatment or suggestions, you can send your recent test report to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will reply within 24 hours. Our online doctors are also available, you can consult them directly.