Normal Creatinine Levels
Seeing your doctor for a regular checkup? He will probably want you to fast for up to 12 hours with just water to drink so that he can have a blood test taken from you. When the test results are returned from the lab, he will have various numbers on it letting him know how high or low your cholesterol levels are, also how much albumin is in your blood, and he will know the normal creatinine levels in your blood.
If you are younger and rather muscular, your creatinine levels may be a little higher because you simply move around more and the kidneys filter out and cleanse the blood of this waste from the muscles, called creatinine. When the levels become high it is naturally a warning to your physician to recheck the blood to be certain before making a diagnosis that you have Chronic Kidney Disease.
He can do a blood test to measure your normal creatinine levels and he can also do a urine test with a dipstick to check for protein in the urine which is also a signal. If you are a diabetic or have high blood pressure you absolutely need to have tests done to see how much serum creatinine and protein (albumin) is in your blood. 0.5 – 1.5 mg/dl. actually is a normal level range creatinine serum range for men and 0.6 – 1.2 mg/dl. normal for women.
Finding out you have any type of kidney damage when having high creatinine levels is a blessing. As with anything else, the sooner you find out, the quicker measures can be taken with medication to be sure your kidneys do not get any worse.
If you do have diabetes, make sure you keep you sugar levels under control and if you have high blood pressure, be sure to take your prescribed medications to maintain a good blood pressure reading.
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