Creatinine is a chemical that is a muscle metabolic waste which is eliminated from the body through the kidneys. A consistently high level of creatinine may be an indication that the kidney is not working properly.
The typical range of creatinine in blood is:
- 0.6 to 1.2 mg/dL (or 53 to 106 mcmol/L) for males, and
- 0.5 to 1.1 mg/dL (or 44 to 97 mcmol/L) for females.
The values may vary slightly due to various methodologies used to measure creatinine levels. However, men usually have higher creatinine levels than women.
Factors that could increase the level of creatinine in the body include strenuous exercise, dehydration, muscle building, taking dietary supplements creatine, excessive blood loss, medications and chronic diseases such as diabetes, kidney disease, and high blood pressure.
Common symptoms of high levels of creatinine include shortness of breath, edema, fatigue, digestive issues such as nausea and vomiting, urinary changes such as frequent night urination, decreased urine output, dark colored urine.
Since high creatinine levels could be an indication of kidney damage, consult a doctor for proper medical diagnosis and treatment.
Furthermore, there are home remedies, dietary tips, and herbs that could help reduce high creatinine levels by improving the functioning of the kidneys. However, consult a doctor as some of these home remedies may interfere with your prescription drugs or may not be suitable for you especially if you have a history of other kidney ailments such as kidney stones.
Below are 14 natural home remedies and treatments to reduce high creatinine levels; Continue reading “14 Natural Home Remedies And Treatments To Reduce High Creatinine Levels”