What Is Considered a Bad Creatinine Level
Time: 2020-01-13 13:38, Tags: High Creatinine Level
Creatinine is the waste products from the wear and tear of your muscles. Creatinine is not bad, but excessive creatinine is a sign of your “bad” health problem.
What is considered a bad creatinine level?
The creatinine levels differs from your weight, race, gender and age. Generally speaking, the normal range for serum creatinine is 60-100umol/l (0.7-1.2mg/dl) for men and 45-90umol/l(0.5-1.0mg/dl) for women.
Kidneys works to remove the creatinine. Your creatinine level will beyond the normal range, if your kidneys cannot work well. Creatinine is not bad, but excessive creatinine in your blood can be a indicator of your “bad” kidney disease.
However, high creatinine levels also can result from intense exercise, high intake of protein, dehydration, certain drugs or supplements. Therefore, if you find your creatinine level is in a “bad” range, you need to take tests to find out whether your kidneys can work well or not.
What tests are needs for “bad” creatinine level?
Your doctors may suggest you to take GFR and urine test for further diagnosis of your kidney function.
Urine test is routine test in which your doctor needs your urine sample for your albumin levels. Albumin is often related to a symptom of kidney disease, namely, foamy urine. It means, you can see massive bubbles in your urine. If your albumin level is over 30mg/g, you are at a risk of kidney disease.
Another test for kidney function is GFR(glomerular filteration rate), which is a routine lab for how well your kidney function. It is a calculation includes your age, gender, weight and race, which is the best test for your kidneys conditions.
If your GFR is less than 60 for more than 3 month, you are believed to have kidney problem. Or even your GFR is over 60 with other signs of kidney disease, you are still believed to have kidney problem.
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