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What Happens If Serum Creatinine Level Is High

What Happens If Serum Creatinine Is High   For patients with kidney disease, a problem they have to deal with is high creatinine.

High creatinine can be caused by many factors, but in most cases they will be temporary. For patients with kidney disease, it will be very dangerous if it is caused by kidney damage, which usually indicates severe kidney damage. In fact, when patient with kidney disease has high creatinine, many changes can appear in their body.

Changes in kidney:

Creatinine should be filtrated out by kidney, so it is normal for patients who have high creatinine to have many changes in their kidney.

For patients with kidney disease, their disease can damage their kidney structure, which can lower their kidney function, and that is why patient’s creatinine level is high.

In fact, high creatinine is more likely to reflect the decrease of patient’s glomerular filtration rate (GFR), which can reflect the damage in glomeruli more accurately.


Kidney is in charge of our internal balance, so when patients’ high creatinine is caused by his kidney damage, that can cause many complications in patients’ body.

1.Hypertension: kidney can secrete hormone to regulate our blood pressure, so patients with high creatinine can have hypertension easily.

2.Anemia: Anemia also has close relation with the hormones secreted by kidney, which is also very common in high creatinine patients.

3.Edema: For patients with kidney disease, edema is also a problem that often appears in their body.

4.Cardiovascular diseases: it is also very easy for patients with kidney disease to have cardiovascular disease, and that is a major cause of death cases.

5. Renal osteopathy: renal osteopathy is a kind of severe complication in patients with high creatinine.

6.Nerve problems: when there are lots of metabolic wastes accumulating in patient’s blood, that can also cause many nerve problems in patient’s body.


When patient’s kidney disease is damaged, the health problems can cause many symptoms in patients’ body.

1. Fatigue: fatigue is a common symptom of kidney disease, and it is mainly caused by anemia.

2. Swelling: kidney disease often causes edema, which can cause swelling in patient’s body.

3. Urine changes: kidney damage can cause many abnormal changes in patient’s urine, like abnormal urine color, frequent urination at night, foamy urine, etc.

4. Itching: itching is a problem which is very common in patients with kidney disease, and that can be caused by many reasons.

5. Muscle cramp: muscle cramp is also very common in patients with kidney disease, and that can be caused by many factors.

6. Nausea and vomiting:

Patients with kidney disease can have many changes in their digestive system, and the most common symptoms are nausea and vomiting,

7. Dizziness: due to nerve problems, patients can have many symptoms in their nerve system, like dizziness, headache, etc.

High creatinine means patient’s kidney function is damaged severely, so it is normal for patients to have many changes in their body. As we know, kidney disease is very severe for our body health, so it is important for patients to do what they can to improve their condition. And if you need any help, you can also email us your problem and detailed condition. We can provide the basic guidance you need, or do what we can to help you.

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