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High Creatinine Level and Kidney Disease Stage

Serum creatinine test is commonly recommended for people who have or is suspected to have kidney problem. Through their creatinine level, they can roughly know which kidney disease stage they are in.

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Internationally, kidney disease is divided into five stages. The following is an overview of the relation between kidney disease stages and creatinine level.

Stage 1 kidney disease: normal creatinine level, GFR ≧90ml/min.

Stage 2 kidney disease: creatinine <177umol/l, GFR 60-89ml/min.

Stage 3 kidney disease: creatinine 178-442umol/l, GFR 30-59ml/min.

Stage 4 kidney disease: creatinine 442-707umol/l, GFR 15-29ml/min.

Stage 5 kidney disease: creatinine >707umol/l, GFR <15ml/min.

If you just get your blood test, you can find out which stage you are in. Remember that the earlier you get correct treatment, the more easily your damaged kidney function reversed. Different types of kidney disease needs different treatment. The kidney experts online can help you find the best treatment, according to your condition.

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