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    What Would Be Considered A Dangerous Level of Creatinine

    2014-08-20 06:15| Font Size A A A

    What Would Be Considered A Dangerous Level of CreatinineCreatinine level is one of reliable and important indicators to reflect how well your kidneys are functioning. High creatinine level may imply a serious condition, namely kidney damage. Well then, what would be considered a dangerous level of creatinine?

    First, let’s see what is creatinine?

    Creatinine is the metabolic products of muscles, and is usually produced at a fairly constant rate by the body (depending on muscle mass). Actually, it is a toxin to body and should be filtered out by healthy kidneys. And it also come from the metabolism of meat product we eat. But it will not cause great influence.

    What’s the normal range of creatinine?

    Generally speaking, the normal creatinine level of man is 0.6-1.2 mg/dL, and the normal creatinine in women is 0.5-1.1 mg/dL. When your creatinine level beyonds this range, it leads to high creatinine level. When it increases to 5 due to kidney damage, dialysis is may needed.

    What does high creatinine level mean?

    High creatinine level can be caused by many factors. For example, eating too much meat will increase the creatinine level. And if patients take strenuous exercise, his creatinine level will also raise. As a matter of fact, in these condition, high creatinine level is not dangerous and it will not exist for a long time.

    However, if your creatinine level is caused by kidney disease, it means that your kidneys have got severe damage. Since our kidneys have strong metabolic and compensatory ability and half health kidney function will be able to complete their work. Thereby, patients will not have high creatinine level until more than half of renal function is damaged.

    Therefore, if your creatinine level is due to severe kidney damage, it can be regard an dangerous sign. In serious condition, it can be life-threatening. If you suffer from high creatinine level and want to get rid of it, please contact us by emailing to or leave a message in the form below and we will give your an individualized advice.

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