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What Causes Elevated Creatinine Levels

What Causes Elevated Creatinine LevelsFor patients with kidney disease, a scary message is their creatinine level is high. While why high creatinine is scary? And what are the causes of elevated creatinine levels?

Why high creatinine makes patient worried?

Creatinine is a metabolic product which should be filtrated out by kidney, and it is toxic to our body.

Thereby, if patient’s kidneys are damaged by his disease, his kidney function will go down. And when patient’s kidney function has declined to a certain stage, His creatinine level will be higher than normal.

In fact, our kidney has strong metabolic ability and strong compensation, and these features make our kidneys be able to complete their work if only half kidney function is normal. And that is also to say renal patient will not elevated creatinine level unless more than half kidney function is damaged, which is an severe condition.

What are the causes of elevated creatinine levels?

Elevated creatinine level caused by kidney damage is the major cause in patient with kidney disease. But in fact, except for the decrease of kidney function, high creatinine can be caused by many factors.

1. Dehydration:

Patient can have dehydration due to fever, sweating, the decrease of water take, etc. Besides, when patient is in diuretic phase, the fluid amount in his body is also very low, and that can also lead his creatinine level to be high.

2. Bad rest:

If patient has tiredness in his life, that can also cause patient to have high creatinine.

3. Exercise:

Creatinine is the metabolic product of muscle, so when patient has strenuous exercise in his life, that can promoting the producing of creatinine, which will also cause patient to have high creatinine.

4. Diet:

If patient takes lots of meat in his diet, that can also cause his creatinine level to be high, because creatinine can also be gotten from the meat we take.

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