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What Does A High Creatinine Level of 2.6 Indicate

2013-06-25 17:43

What does a high creatinine level of 2.6 indicate? Serum creatinine 2.6 is twice as high as the normal value 0.5-1.3mg/dL and it can reveal lots of information for us. For an individual with creatinine 2.6, it is necessary for him to know what it mean.

The followings are the information we can get from a high creatinine level of 2.6:

1. Kidney Problem

Creatinine level is the most commonly used medical index for kidney condition. Kidney takes charge of excreting excess creatinine, so the buildup of creatinine in the blood always indicate kidney problem. For one with serum creatinine 2.6 run is very probably suffering from kidney disease.

2. Serious kidney damages

In clinic, though serum creatinine level is a dominant index to measure how well the kidney function, but it is not a sensitive indicator, as clinical studies show serum creatinine usually does not increase until a half of kidney function is affected. Serum creatinine 2.6 is much higher than the reference value and it may imply serious kidney damages.

3. High toxins in blood

Creatinine is just one of the wastes produced in our body. Together with other wastes or toxins, they are mainly discharged by kidneys. High creatinine level in blood means kidneys can not perform excretion function well and under such a condition, aside from excess creatinine, there are lots of other toxins in the blood.

4. Diet changes

Elevated creatinine also implies patients need to make some diet changes, so as to protect residual kidney function and avoid further increase of creatinine level. For people with creatinine 2.6 caused by kidney disease, they usually need to ingest less salt and protein. Also, they need to eat less meat, high potassium foods like banana and salmon, as well as high phosphorus foods like cheese, nuts, roasted soybeans and spinage and so on. (Diet for people with creatinine2.6 depends on specific illness condition. You can send your test reports to kidneyfailure@hotmail.com, our experts will help you analyse illness condition and offer exact diet plan)

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