what does high levels of creatin mean to the kidneys?
my mom is in hospital awaiting a pace maker. She has been on warfarin which has been discontinued and replaced by heparin. When asked why the nurse said they were concerned about her kidneys because of high levels of creatin. Could you pls explain.
Hi Megster, I'm sorry I'm just getting around to answering your question. I hope all has gone well with your mom.
Basically, creatinine is a byproduct of broken down creatine, which is a part of muscle. Kidneys are the organs that clear creatinine from the body. When creatinine levels are high it can mean that the kidneys are not functioning properly, for a number of reasons. Some reasons can include dehydration, rhabdomyolysis, heart failure, kidney failure, and a number of others. Because I cannot see your moms other lab levels, I really can't give you a definitive answer-nor can I because I am not a physician.
If you still have questions please do not to hesitate asking the nurses and physicians on your mom's case.
Thank you for reading and asking a question!
Creatinine is a break-down product of muscle metabolism. It is excreted by the kidneys so when there is kidney dysfunction the level of creatinine in the bloodstream will be affected. It will be increased due to the kidneys' inability to effectively excrete the creatinine.
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