Creatinine level is an important sign in judging the stages of kidney disease. The normal range for creatinine levels lays between 0.5 milligrams and 1.2 milligrams for each deciliter of blood. Generally speaking, men’s creatinine level is higher than women. Those who have only one kidney may have levels as high as 1.9 milligrams per deciliter, which would still fall within the normal range for this situation. The higher the creatinine level is, the lower the kidney function is. Therefore if one’s creatinine level keeps rising step by step, what should we do?
Step 1: If your symptoms are severe or there is a history of high creatinine levels or poor kidney function, you should visit the emergency ward for an evaluation and ask your doctor for a comprehensive test. This test will indicate the severity of your creatinine levels, as well as the underlying medical problems that may be triggered chemical waste to build up in your system. This also may help your doctor to determine the most effective treatment to low your creatinine level.
Step 2: You should know your blood pressure checked at your doctor's office or go to a drugstore, which often has a testing station. Untreated hypertension may dam age your kidneys over time and their ability to filter out chemical waste, leading to high creatinine levels.
Step 3: Begin hemodialysis treatment if your creatinine levels remain high and you show signs of kidney failure. Hemodialysis also keeps your blood pressure under control, if hypertension medication no longer works.