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Can Dehydration Affect Creatinine Level in Blood

2014-09-09 18:13

Creatinine level is one of the indicator of kidney disease, it can reflect the degrees of kidney damaged, but high creatinine level not always means kidney damage, there are many factors may affect the creatinine level, such as high fever and cold. Then can dehydration affect creatinine levels in blood ? If you want to know it directly, you can chat with our online doctor now.

Dehydration is one of the symptoms of Chronic Kidney Disease, just like weakness, swelling. It can reflect your kidney has been damaged in some degree but it will not affect the creatinine level in blood for a long time. In the following i will share you some reasons which can increase the level of it. There are two main reasons, they are non-disease factors and pathological factors. Non-disease factors including high fever, cold and eat too much foods with high protein in a short time. After eliminate those factors, you can make sure your kidney has been damaged. Serum creatinine level can reflect the damaged degrees of kidney, but it is not the sensitive indicator, only after the GFR declined to 50% the level of creatinine will increase. That is mean when your creatinine level is higher that the normal level and accompanied with other symptoms such as vomit, nausea, dizzy.

From the above we know that dehydration is a kind of symptoms of kidney disease just like vomit,so it will not affect the creatinine level in blood for a long time. If your creatinine level is higher than the normal level, at the same time, occurred dehydration, that means there are something wrong in your kidney. So you need to see your doctor without any delay, that can help you to make further diagnosis and avoid big disease.

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