The kidneys maintain the blood creatinine
in a normal range. Creatinine has been found to be a fairly reliable indicator of kidney function. Elevated creatinine level signifies impaired kidney function or kidney disease.
As the kidneys become impaired for any reason, the creatnine level in the blood will rise due to poor clearance of creatinine by the kidneys.
Abnormally high levels of creatinine thus warn of possible malfunction or failure of the kidneys.
Blood urea nitrogen [BUN] level is another indicator of kidney function.
It is important to first find out what is causing the increase.
Kidney stones and uterine tract infections are usually the most common causes of increasd creatinine levels. Other than these, diabetes
, high and prolonged dosages of antibiotics, high blood pressure
and over consumption of red meats are also associated with high levels of creatinine.
Taking good care of your kidneys by drinking lots of fluids. Consuming lots of roughage can also help creatinine levels in check. A good diet that helps in regular detoxification
of the blood can also help to take some load off the kidneys.
Dandelion and ginseng
that acts as diuretics and aid the kidneys in their function.
Chinnamon mixed in water or spring hog weed powder mixed with water can also help improve overall kidney function and can help lower creatinine levels.