Serum creatinine is the end product of muscle metabolism and is normally excreted by the kidneys. Result of normal serum creatinine is 0.7 to 1.3mg/dl for men and 0.6 to 1.1 mg / dl for women. If renal function is abnormal, the level of creatinine in the blood will increase.
However, the compensation function of our kidneys is very strong. Stage of inflammation of kidney disease, only a small proportion of intrinsic renal cells is impaired and healthy renal cells may still filter out toxins as a way of compensating to maintain the level of creatinine in the normal range. The creatinine level is out of control when it has exceeded more than half, that is the mark of intrinsic renal cells are severely damaged.
Thus, the creatinine level 1.7 is an alarming sign for advanced kidney disease. In that time patients are near end-stage renal failure. With prompt and appropriate treatment, renal function can be improved and the creatinine level may be gradually reduced. If not, the damage will worsen kidney disease and kidney function continues to decline, during which the level of creatinine increases gradually and finally dialysis becomes unavoidable.
For patients with creatinine level of 1.7, there are several suggestions to follow:
First, positive steps to fight against complications such as anemia, proteinuria, edema, hematuria, etc..
Second, check the main cause of kidney disease, like diabetes, hypertension and chronic nephritis.
Third, avoid worsening of renal function, which will include infections, fatigue, drinking, smoking, spicy foods, nephrotoxic drugs, etc..
Fourth, a balanced diet. Usually including mainly: low sodium content, the protein intake of good quality, low quantity, adequate fluid intake (especially for those with reduced urine output or edema). But adjustments are necessary depending on your specific condition.
Most importantly, choose the appropriate method to treat your kidneys. Only then, the reduction of creatinine renal repair damaged cells and early treatment can help patients improve kidney function and avoid the risk of dialysis.
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