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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.

Creatinine Level 1.8: What Can Patients Do

2013-10-06 14:37

Creatinine is the waste product of our muscles and the meat we eat. And the normal range is 0.6~1.2 mg/dl for men and 0.5-1.1mg/dl for women. Therefore, we can realize that creatinine level 1.8 is higher than normal range.

What does creatinine level 1.8 mean?

When kidneys work normal, excessive creatinine can be excreted out of the body. However, When kidneys are damaged, the creatinine will build up in the body. And high creatinine level usually indicate at least 50% renal function has been damaged.

However, not all elevated creatinine level is the result of kidney damage. Such as, strenuous exercises, too much intake of protein and so on. In clinical, creatinine 1.8 is not a serious condition. Accompanied with healthy diet and proper treatments, creatinine level can be controlled at a normal range and there can be less damage to kidneys.

What can patients do to lower creatinine level?

Diet management

Generally speaking, low-protein diet and low-salt diet can help control creatinine level at a normal range by reducing the building up of toxins and relieving the burden of kidneys. In addition, patients are recommended to avoid strenuous exercises. For more detailed diet suggestions, you are welcomed to email us:pkdclinic888@hotmail.comor leave us message below.


Sometimes, patients may be prescribed with some medicines. And they can help relieve corresponding symptoms and delay the progression of illness condition to some extent.

Chinese herbs

Herbal medicines like dandelion, cinnamon and nettle leaf can help kidneys to excrete more waste products from the blood.

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