Patients with kidney disease may often hear the comments about if their creatinine level is high, as a result, many of them may want to know: what does high levels of creatinine mean?
Creatinine is the metabolic production of muscles. The creatinine in our blood consists of this part that is produced by ourselves and that which is resolved by the meat we eat. Creatinine can be divided into serum creatinine and urine creatinine, and the creatinine that is often said refers to serum creatinine.
What does high levels of creatinine mean?
Creatinine is a kind of toxic substance to our body. It is also a kind of Small molecular substance, which can get through glomerular filtration membranes, and it can not be absorbed by kidney tubules. The creatinine level in our body changes in a stable range, and the normal levels in man and woman are different.
Kidneys have strong compensation, and the creatinine level will not higher than normal until more than half of kidney function has been damaged. So if patients find they have high creatinine, it means they already have very severe kidney damage. What’s more, the creatinine level would not have obvious rise until more than two thirds of kidney function has been damaged. So if patient find himself has a relatively high creatinine level, it means he is in a very dangerous stage.
What symptoms do patients with high creatinine level have?
High creatinine level means severe damage of patients’ kidneys, or we can think they are in severe stage of Kidney Failure, so there will be many symptoms in this condition. For example, patients may have severe edema due to the retention of water and sodium, and that can also cause patients’ hypertension. Because of the damaged kidney, foamy and color changed urine will appear easily. What’s more, patients may also have problems in their digestive system, nervous system, blood system and bone.
In the end, it is worth mentioning that high creatinine level is a warning for patients with kidney disease, and patients should take positive actions to control their condition as early as possible.