Creatinine is very important for the human body, as it participates in the energy metabolism of tissues. Any quantitative changes in this substance in the human body indicate metabolic pathology or malfunction of the urinary tract and kidneys.
When creatinine levels rise
The formation of creatinine constantly occurs in the muscle mass, after which it partially enters the circulatory system and is further excreted along with the urine. Therefore, measuring the concentration of creatinine in the blood is often used in the diagnosis of renal disease, namely renal failure.
In addition to kidney disease, blood creatinine levels may indicate the following diseases and other causes of changes:
- dystrophy of muscle tissue;
- intestinal obstruction;
- numerous burns of the skin;
- diseases of the endocrine system;
- a large amount of muscle mass in athletes;
- a large amount of meat in the diet;
- taking medications such as tetracycline and ibuprofen.
The reason for the increase in the indicators of this substance is identified in specialized medical institutions, by conducting the necessary analyzes.
There are certain norms for the amount of creatinine: for women, this figure ranges from 57 to 93 micromoles per liter of blood, for men - from 87 to 123 micromoles per liter. Significant excess of these indicators is very dangerous and may indicate the presence of any latent diseases in the body, for the detection of which it is necessary to contact a specialized medical institution.
How to lower elevated blood creatinine levels
Most often, an increase in the indicators of this substance is a consequence of diseases, and in order to eliminate it, it is necessary to eliminate the cause - the disease itself. But there are minor increases in creatinine that can be corrected on their own.
First of all, in order to normalize the body's metabolic processes, it is necessary to adhere to a certain diet - eat a large amount of vegetables and fruits, meat products should be limited to a small amount.
It is necessary to drink plenty of mineral water, as drinking plenty of water significantly reduces the risk of dehydration, especially with excessive physical exertion.
You can use the traditional method of treatment and eat rice cooked in a certain way on an empty stomach every day for one month: in the evening, pour the cereal (6 tablespoons) with water, in the morning it is boiled until cooked and then use the resulting porridge. After that, it is not recommended to eat for two hours. After one month, the creatinine level will return to normal.