What is creatinine?

Creatinine is a protein in our body made by the muscles, creatinine is a waste produced by muscles and the kidney filters it out of the body. Due to the accumulation of creatinine in the body our kidney faces problems in functioning normally.

What increases creatinine in the body?

A very common cause of increased creatinine is muscle injury. These are usually noticed in accidental patients, anyone who is doing extra physical activities such as bodybuilders, weightlifters, kabaddi players etc. When they undergo many physical activities that face muscle injuries and at a moment creatinine increase in body. 

Normal level of creatinine in the human body is 0.9-1.2, if the level of creatinine is more than this ratio then it can be risky for your kidney. In such cases it is very important to consult with your kidney experts to bring it back to the normal level. 

Secondly, patients with diabetes, blood pressure, kidney stones have high chances of increased creatinine in the body and almost all these category patients have the problem of increased creatinine. It can be controlled if these disease/ health issues are controlled/ treated on time.

Precautions 

  • Lifestyle modification can obviously help you out in maintaining creatinine level
  • If suffering from diabetes keep it in control with the help of given medications
  • Do regular exercise and other physical activities but in a limit 
  • Use limited amount of salt in your diet to avoid various health problems 
  • Avoid white bread and junk food
  • Keep blood pressure in control
  • Do not go on with kidney stone for long term get it treated as soon as possible
  • Avoid muscle injuries
  • Increase food items that strengthens your muscles and keeps healthy 

Factors causing higher creatinine level 

  • Include creatine supplements in your daily diet routine
  • Taking extra amount of cooked meat
  • Increased muscle mass
  • Muscle injuries
  • Ongoing Chronic diseases
  • Intake of medications such as fenofibrate and trimethoprim

Factors causing lower creatinine level

  • Pregnancy can be one of the major cause 
  • Intake vegetarian diet for long term
  • Cirrhosis 
  • Muscle related disease 

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