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At What Level Is Creatinine Considered Toxic

At What Level Is Creatinine Considered ToxicHigh creatinine is a common symptom in patient with kidney disease, and patients may have this question: at what level is creatinine considered toxic?

High creatinine often mens a dangerous condition for patient with kidney disease, and that may be why patient want to know at what level creatinine is considered toxic. Patient should have a better understanding about creatinine, and that will help patient understand this question.

What can we know from creatinine?

Creatinine is a metabolic product of muscle. It can be produced by the muscles of ourselves, and it can also be gotten from the meat we take. It is a toxin for our body, which need to be filtered out by kidney. Besides, almost all creatinine produced by our body muscles will be excreted out through urine, so creatinine level in our body can change in a stable range.

As we have said, creatinine is a toxin to our body, so no matter at what level the creatinine in patient’s body is, it is always toxic.

Why does patient with kidney disease have high creatinine?

In fact, creatinine level can be affected by many factors, and many factors can cause patient to have high creatinine. For example, creatinine is the metabolic product of muscle, so when patient takes much meat or just has taken strenuous exercise, his creatinine level will rise. Besides, if patient lose too much fluid when he has vomiting or sweat a lot, his creatinine will also rise. But in these conditions, patient’s high creatinine level will not exist for a long time, and patient is not in severe conditions.

On the other hand, high creatinine will be a dangerous sign if that is caused by kidney damage. As we know, creatinine needs to be filtered out by kidney, and when kidney disease cause patient to have severe damage, his creatinine level will rise. It is worth mentioning that kidney has strong metabolic ability, and patient’s creatinine level will not rise until more than half kidney function is damaged.

Thereby, creatinine is always toxic to body, while high creatinine may be a dangerous sign. In the end, if you have any problem in dealing with this aspect, you can send us email, and we will send you detailed reply in time.

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