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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.

What Does Serum Creatinine 1.8 Mean for PKD

2013-05-01 15:36

What does serum creatinine 1.8 mean for PKD? Serum Creatinine is a common blood test for people with any kidney disease, as well as Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD). It show how well the kidneys are working.

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My latest test shows my serum creatinine level is 1.8mg/dl, and doctor tells me it is higher than the normal. In the past few decades, my doctor just told me all of my tests are OK, I don’t have any idea about high creatinine level but feel very frightened now. What can I do to reverse my condition?

What does creatinine 1.8 mean for PKD?

Creatinine, a muscle metabolic waste, is usually transported through the bloodstream to the kidneys. Kidneys filter out most of the creatinine and dispose of it in the urine. Because the muscle mass in the body is relatively constant from the day to day, creatinine is also made at a steady rate and is not affected by healthy diet or by normal physical activities. For general population, creatinine ranges between 0.5mg/dl and 1.3mg/dl, but the normal values go down with age. From this analysis, we can know creatinine 1.8 is higher than the normal level, and it can tell you more than 50% of your kidney function has lost.

In PKD, the heavy loss of kidney function is always due to the large polycystic kidney cysts damaging their surrounding tissues and replacing normal kidney function gradually. Fortunately, there are still some treatments to reverse your condition, because your creatinine level is just higher than the normal and you don’t need dialysis with creatinine 1.8. The sooner you take the treatments to shrink those kidney cysts and preserve the remaining kidney function, the better your overall health.

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