Creatinine is one of the most important standards to assess patient’s kidney condition. While what happens if a patient has creatinine level 1.8?
What is the normal creatinine level?
Creatinine is a breakdown product of muscle, which should be filtered out by kidney. But because creatinine can not be reabsorbed back to blood by kidney tubule, so its level in blood can reflect patient’s kidney function.
Besides, our bod muscles will produce creatinine continuously, and our kidneys will filter it at the same time, so creatinine in our blood can stay in a stable range. The normal creatinine level in man is 0.6~1.2mg/dL, and it is 0.5~.11mg/dL in woman.
What happens if a renal patient’s creatinine level is 1.8?
As we can see, creatinine level 1.8 is a little higher than normal. So, what can we know from this value?
In fact, creatinine level of our body can be affected by many factors, so if patient has temporary high creatinine, that may be nothing serious. But when it is caused by kidney damage, that will be a dangerous condition. And high creatinine in renal patient is more likely to be caused by kidney damage.
Our kidney has strong metabolic ability and strong compensation, which lead to half normal kidney function will be able to guarantee our body healthy. It is also to say that patient with not have high creatinine unless more than half kidney function is damaged.
And for patient whose creatinine level is 1.8, he should be in stage 3 kidney disease, which means his kidney function has been damaged moderately. In this stage, patient begin to have some obvious symptoms in his body caused by kidney damage, like nausea and vomiting, itching, fatigue, edema, etc.
These above are the conditions patient may have to face with when he has 1.8 creatinine level. In the end, if you have any trouble in dealing with kidney disease, you can contact our online experts, and we are glad to help you.