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    Does High Creatinine Level In Blood Always Mean Kidney Damage

    2014-03-13 16:21| Font Size A A A

    Does High Creatinine Level In Blood Always Mean Kidney DamageFor patients with kidney disease, a condition that they must pay attention to is their creatinine level, which can reflect their kidney function.

    High creatinine is common in patients with kidney disease, which is often a dangerous sign, because it usually mean severe damage of patient’s kidney function.

    Why high creatinine level in blood indicates severe kidney damage?

    Creatinine is a breakdown product of muscle, and it should be filtrated out by kidney. As a result, if patient’s kidney function is very low, creatinine in patient’s blood will accumulate and cause high creatinine level.

    On the other hand, it is not easy for patients with kidney disease to have high creatinine, because kidney has strong metabolic ability and strong compensation. As a matter of fact, half normal kidney function will be able to guarantee our body health, and that is also to say if patients have high creatinine level in his blood, that may mean more half normal kidney function has been damaged, which means patients may be already in the moderate stage of kidney disease, at least stage 3.

    Does high creatinine level in blood always mean kidney damage?

    As we can imagine, high creatinine is a severe condition for patients with kidney disease. So, should patients with kidney disease worry if they find they have high creatinine?

    In fact, it all depends. High creatinine caused by kidney damage means patients have severe condition, but it can also be caused by many other factors, which is not very severe.

    For example, when patients eat much meat in his diet, that will cause his creatinine level to be high. If patients have strenuous exercise, patient’s body muscles will also produce lots of creatinine.

    High creatinine caused by these factors are not dangerous, and it is temporary at this point. But if creatinine is caused by kidney damage, that will be persistent.

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