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Causes and Treatments for High Serum Creatinine Level

This article aims at introducing causes and treatments for high serum creatinine level. If your lab tests report elevated creatinine level in blood, please read on to find related information.

Causes for high serum creatinine level

Reference value for serum creatinine level differs from hospital to hospital, and country to country, but usually a normal serum creatinine level is in the range of 0.5-1.3mg/dL. In our daily life, many conditions can cause temporary elevation of serum creatinine level like drastic physical exercises, eating too much meat suddenly, dehydration and so on. However, if our creatinine level keeps being high for very long time or it becomes higher and higher over time, we should be alert, because this might indicate kidney problem.

In medicine, serum creatinine level is an indicator for kidney function, which increases with decline of kidney function. In general, serum creatinine level goes out of the normal range when about half of kidney function is impaired.

Causes and Treatments for High Serum Creatinine Level

Treatments for high serum creatinine level

There are different treatment methods for high serum creatinine level, which go as below:


When your ketosteril is slightly elevated, you might be prescribed with ketosteril to manage your condition. This oral tablet is helpful, but unfortunately, it is not a long-term solution, because it can not repair kidney damages.


If your serum creatinine level becomes very high (usually higher than 5), and meanwhile you are suffering a series of physical discomforts like nausea, vomiting, skin itching and hard breath, dialysis might be needed. Dialysis can bring your creatinine level down in few hours, but dialysis is life-long. If you can not find an effective treatment to restore your kidney function, you need to do dialysis for the rest of your life.

-Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy

Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is also a treatment option for high serum creatinine level. This is not an oral tablet, but a Chinese herbal treatment which can nourish kidney, activate kidney intrinsic cells and repair damaged kidney structure to restore kidney function. With this herbal treatment, not only high serum creatinine level can be reduced effectively, other kidney-related problem can also be solved successfully. This treatment is effective and harmless, but it is only available in China now.

Lastly, people who are diabetics or who have lived with Hypertension for many years are very likely to have elevated serum creatinine level, because Diabetes and Hypertension are leading two causes for kidney damage. In such a case, treatment for high serum creatinine level also contains the part of treating primary illness.

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