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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 Blood Creatinine Level of 291 Mean

2013-06-16 15:34

What Does Blood Creatinine Level of 291 MeanCreatinine especially serum creatinine is one important blood test to reflect how kidneys are working. If your blood test shows your blood creatinine level is 291, you may have some healthy problems that need to be managed timely.

What does blood creatinine level of 291 mean?

According to CKD stages, your condition may be at stage 3 kidney disease if your creatinine level changes persistently between 178umol/l and 442umol/l. Blood creatinine 291 is just among this range, so it may mean stage 3 kidney disease. However, high creatinine level shouldn’t be the only indicator of renal dysfunction, because the following factors can also lead to elevated creatinine level in blood.

- Dehydration such as high fever, sweating, low fluid intake, etc.

- Tiredness: Lack of rest or strenuous exercise may cause elevated serum.

- Hypertension: Uncontrolled high blood pressure is another cause of high creatinine level.

- Too much protein intake: Creatinine is a product of protein breakdown, so excessive intake of protein can be the reason of creatinine level increase.

How to lower high creatinine level of 291?

- If your high creatinine level isn’t linked to low kidney function, developing a healthy diet and quiting unhealthy habits is able to reduce your creatinine level successfully, otherwise some medical therapies may be needed.

- Diet modifications: Low intake of salt and protein is the most basic requirement to decline creatinine level. In addition, according to your specific condition, you may need to limit the intake of potassium and/or phosphorus.

- Develop a healthy lifestyle: Avoid strenuous exercise. In your daily life, you can do some soft exercise such as walking, jogging, Tai Chi, and so on. Besides, quiting alcohol and smoking is also necessary.

Medications: Some medicines such as ketosteril and Chinese rhubarb have an effect on lowering high creatinine level as well as creatinine 291. The difference of them is that the later one can also help improve your kidney function. To make sure what medicine is good for you, you can consult the online doctor.

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