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High Creatinine Level in Elderly

High Creatinine Level in ElderlySerum creatinine level is one important blood test in clinic, because it can reflect kidney functioning tissues. For elderly people, they are suggested to do test regularly for finding health problem timely. What does high creatinine level mean in elderly?

Normal creatinine level in elderly

Creatinine is produced during muscle metabolism. Since people's physical activity level is stable and kidneys can eliminate extra creatinine from the body timely, creatinine level in the blood usually keeps in stable range. In addition to exercise intensity, weight, age, race, etc, also affects normal creatinine level. The normal creatinine level is as follows.

- 0.6 to 1.2 mg/dl for adult male

- 0.5 to 1.1 mg/dl for adult female

- 0.2 mg/dl or more for infants

- 1.8 or 1.9 mg/dl for people with one kidney

However, elderly persons may have less creatinine in their blood, because their muscle activity declines. Therefore, their serum creatinine level may be a little lower than normal reference for young people.

What does high creatinine level mean in elderly?

Common causes of high creatinine level include dehydration, overwork, strenuous exercise, kidney disease, and so on. Among them, kidney problem is the most common reason for elevated creatinine level. If uncontrolled effectively, chronic kidney disease may progress into kidney failure easily and gradually. Finally, dialysis may become their ultimate choice.

If you or your family member is diagnosed with high creatinine level, you shouldn't compromise to your illness condition. Some therapies are indeed helpful to save elderly people's kidneys and improve their overall health condition. Of course, different patients need to take different treatments. To get personal suggestion, you can email your test report to We will reply you in 48 hours.

In addition to medical therapies, it is also important to follow a correct diet plan and scientific living habits.

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