Patients: Recently, I has serious kidney pain, so my doctors recommend me to take blood test. The results show my creatinine level is 231. Doctors say it is high than the normal. I want to know what is the danger of high creatinine level.
Answer: Both kidney pain and high creatinine level in the blood are common complications of kidney damage. In addition, some other disorders can also induce high creatinine level, such as dehydration, over tiredness, floated hypertension, strenuous exercise, etc. If creatinine level is caused by unhealthy lifestyle, it won’t be dangerous. This is because diet and lifestyle modifications can help lower high creatinine level effectively. However, if elevated creatinine level is associated with kidney damage, it may cause some dangerous complications, including:
- Sodium metabolic disorders: Patients may feel thirty, have urine output decline, weakness and high blood pressure or even be faced by death.
- Metabolic acidosis: Deep breath, poor appetite, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, headache or fatigue are signs of metabolic acidosis.
- High potassium level: Extra potassium level in the body can cause irregular heartbeat or heart disease.
- Swelling: Swelling may appear in legs, hands, feet, face or ankles. If it appears in lung, it may be life-threatening.
- Damage to various organs: Creatinine in the blood can cause damage to many organs as well as kidney, through blood circulation.
From the above analysis, we can know it is important to control high creatinine level timely. Otherwise, it may cause dangerous complications. To learn more treatments for reducing creatinine level, you can leave us a message below or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.