Kidney Function of Creatinine 2.2
Time: 2020-03-12 10:05, Tags: High Creatinine Level
Creatinine 2.2 is beyond the normal range. And elevated creatinine usually indicates kidney damages, if it lasts persistently.
What is creatinine?
Creatinine is the waste products of muscular activity. Your muscles keep running every minute and the creatine is building up every day. Kidneys are most important organ in human body to cleanse out the waste products and extra water. And creatinine should be filtered out of the body by kidneys in normal condition.
However, once your kidneys lose its function, your creatinine will build up in the body. Creatinine, actually, is a kind of micromolecule urotoxins and the creatinine deposition will cause various damages to your native organs.
What does creatinine 2.2 mean for your kidney functions?
Once creatinine levels elevate constantly, it usually indicates that more than 30~50% of kidney function at least is lost. Creatinine 2.2 usually means you are in the Chronic Kidney Disease Stage 2 in which your kidney gets mildly damaged. You may have no symptoms or may have high blood pressure and elevated PTH levels.
Even though creatinine usually is regarded as a common indicator of kidney functions, it is not as smart and immediate as you imagine. Thereby, you are suggested to take some other tests which can show you early kidney damages, such as:
● Cystatin, which serves to reflect the early and mild damages of glomeruli (renal filters), in particular to test glomerular filtration function.
● Micro-Albumin, which tells your doctor the early barrier damages of renal filters.
● U-TRF, which serves similarly as Micro-Albumin.
● LMWP, low molecular weight protein, such asβ2-M orα1-M or RBP, retinol binding protein, is group of protein that is < 50KD. LMWP can go through glomeruli freely, but will be absorbed when they glow into renal tubules. Thereby, LMWP can help tell the renal tubule conditions immediately.
Even patients may be more familiar with creatinine, some specific tests are more clear to find out the early damages of kidneys, which will help your doctor make a final diagnosis at first time.