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What Does Creatinine 5.48 Indicate

2014-08-04 06:57

What Does Creatinine 5.48 IndicateWhat does creatinine 5.48 indicate? The answer is kidney damage. Why do I say that? If you know what is creatinine and how creatinine elevates, you will understand. This article is to make you clear and give you a general suggestion.

What is creatinine?

Creatinine is a by-product of your muscle metabolism. In the muscle, creatine is transformed into creatinine and then releases into the blood. Finally, creatinine is discharged by your kidneys as a waste through urine.

Therefore, the serum creatinine is mainly related to your muscle mass instead of diet. Since your muscle mass is stable, elevated creatinine indicates the filtration function has dropped, namely, the kidneys are damaged.

what does creatinine 5.48 mean?

According to the serum creatinine level, Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is divided into five stages. Creatinine is much higher than the normal value (0.5-1.1mg/dL for female and 0.6-1.2mg/dL for male), and it indicates the kidneys have been moderately damaged and means you are in Stage 4 Chronic Kidney Disease. You may be suffering from some discomforts like protein or blood in the urine, swelling, high blood pressure, frequent urine, urgent urine, sleep disorder, digestive problems and skin issues. You can consult our doctors online if you feel uncomfortable.

What can you do to lower creatinine 5.48?

1. Keep a healthy diet

Limit your salt and protein intake but increase high-quality protein intake to make sure nutrition supply. In addition, you should also be cautious about your potassium and phosphorous level.

2. Medicines

In general, medicines are prescribed to relieve symptoms or complications such as swelling and high blood pressure.

3. Dialysis

Normally, creatinine 5.48 does not need dialysis. However, there are some situations where dialysis is taken when the creatinine is between 5-11mg/dl. Your doctor will take your serum creatinine level, glomerular filtration rate (GFR) and kidney function into account to see if dialysis is necessary.

Dialysis is a kidney replacement treatment, reducing creatinine level by removing waste and excess water from the blood.

4. Chinese herbs

Except dialysis, Chinese herbs can help repair the damaged intrinsic renal cells. That can overcome the disadvantages of dialysis. You can tell us your own condition, and we will give you specific advice.

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