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Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a group of disorders that result from the formation and progressive enlargement of cysts in the kidneys without dysplasia, usually leading to renal failure.

My Creatinine Level Is 242.42: Is That Bad

2015-04-12 00:48

My Creatinine Level Is 242.42: Is That BadCreatinine is a blood test reflecting how well your kidneys are working. Creatinine 242.42 indicates patients are at Stage 3 Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). It means that moderate kidney damage has happened. Is that bad?

Get facts on Stage 3 CKD

It is very common for patients with old patients to be diagnosed with chronic kidney disease. Patients at this stage are likely to have complications such as high blood pressure, anemia and/or early bone disease.

Symptoms of creatinine 242.42

Creatinine is the waste product of muscle metabolism. When this waste builds up large amount inside the body, it may cause many symptoms.


-Swelling (edema) of extremities and shortness of breath;

-Urination changes (foamy; dark orange, brown, tea-colored or red if it contains blood; and urinating more or less than normal)

-Kidney pain felt in their back;

-Sleep problems due to muscle cramps or restless legs.

How to lower creatinine 242.42?

-Change your diet habit. If you have high creatinine, it means the kidneys cannot remove waste product. Therefore, patients should limit sodium, protein, fluid and even potassium and phosphorous. As for specific diet suggestions, you can email to us at, and our doctors will reply you within 24 hours.

-Avoid strenuous activities. Since creatinine is the by-product of muscle metabolism, strong activities will rise the creatinine level. What’s more, if patients with creatinine 242.42 has swelling or proteinuria, they need enough rest.

-Improve kidney function. This the key to reduce creatinine, since creatinine is the waste that excreted by kidneys. As long as kidneys can function adequately, creatinine can be reduced naturally. You may as well take Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy and Maikang Composition. Combing external application with oral medicines, we can achieve the goal of improving kidney function. Many patients have come to China for our treatment, and you can also trust us.

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