High creatinine levels can be dangerous. Creatinine is a blood chemical created from a compound (creatine phosphate) that is produced when you exert your muscles. Creatinine is the waste left after creatine phosphate delivers energy to your muscular system. Then your blood carries the byproduct to your kidneys where the renal system filters out the creatinine. If you have chronic kidney disease or severe renal damage lowering creatinine levels is a task best left to your doctor.
1. Creatinine, A Diagnostic Tool
Doctors and medical professionals know the importance of measuring creatinine levels. Testing the level of serum creatine is an indicator of kidney function and health. Creatine levels demonstrate the capability of your muscle metabolism that’s expelled through your renal system. If your kidneys aren’t filtrating the creatinine out of your bloodstream, then your glomerular filtration rate (GFR) and creatinine levels are applied to figure out the creatinine clearance (CrCL).
Creatinine clearance is used as a diagnostic comparison to the glomerular filtration rate. Doctors use these levels to evaluate the health of your kidneys. High levels of the waste product (creatinine) and you could develop Uremia which can be fatal. Patients with chronic and severe renal disease are most commonly treated with dialysis. Dialysis is the primary way western medicine expels waste products from the blood when the kidneys cannot naturally perform the task.