Creatinine is a chemical waste product that is produced by muscle metabolism and to a small extent by eating meat. Healthy kidneys filter creatinine and other waste products from the blood. The filtered waste products leave the body through urine.Creatinine is produced from creatine. Approximately 2% of the body’s creatine is converted to creatinine every day.
If your kidneys are not functioning properly , an increased level of creatinine may accumulate in your blood. A serum creatinine test measures the level of creatinine in your blood and provides an estimate of how well your kidneys filter.A creatinine urine test can measure creatinine in your urine.
Most men with normal kidney function have approximately 0.6 to 1.2 milligrams/deciliters of creatinine. Women usually have lower creatinine levels than men because women on average have less muscle than men.
Causes--Any condition that impairs the function of the kidneys is likely to raise the creatinine level in the blood. It is important to recognize whether the process leading to kidney dysfunction –kidney failure- is longstanding or recent. Recent elevations may be more easily treated and reversed.
The most common causes of longstanding , chronic kidney disease in adults are—high blood pressure and diabetes.
Other causes of elevated blood creatinine levels are-
· Certain drugs e.g. cimetidine can sometimes cause abnormally elevated creatinine levels.
· After ingestion of a large amount of dietary meat
· Kidney infections, rhabdmyosis, abnormal muscle breakdown and urinary tract infection may also elevate creatinine levels.
Creatinine test—A creatinine blood test can assess the creatinine levels in blood if you show signs of kidney disease. These symptoms include-
· Fatigue and trouble sleeping
· A loss of appetite
· Swelling in the face , wrists , ankles or abdomen
· Lower back pain near the kidneys
· Changes in urine out put and frequency
· High blood pressure
Well selected Homoeopathic remedies are very effective for controlling creatinine level in blood, and it helps to maintain the normal level safely without any side effects.
CUPRUM ARSENITUM 3x-Cuprum ars is also a very effective remedy for high level of creatinine in blood. There is kidney inefficiency and uremia. The urine smell like garlic. Urine of high specific gravity increased, acetones and diacetic acid.
CUPRUM ACETICUM 3X- In Cuprum aceticum the tongue is pale , coated with lot of mucus. Anemia. Pulse rapid. The patient is chilly. Breathlessness with dry cough. Cannot eat or drink without retching.
SERUM ANGUILLAE 6X—Serum Anguilae is one of the best remedies for high level of creatinine in blood. It is very effective in acute nephritis. Kidney failure. It is prescribed when hypertension and oliguria without oedema is present. Urine contains albumin.
ARALIA HISPIDA 30-Aralia hispida is found to be effective for high level of creatinine in blood. There is dropsy of renal origin. Urinary tract infection is present. Urine is scanty leading to complete suppression of urine. Renal diseases with constipation.
AMPELOPSIS QUINQUEFOLIA 30- Ampelopsis quinquefolia is another effective remedy for high level of creatinine in blood. There is uraemia or uremic coma. Vomiting, purging, tenesmus , cold sweat and collapse are the leading symptoms.
ARSENICUM ALBUM- 30-Arsenic alb. Is also an effective remedy for high level of creatinine in blood. Urine is scanty, burning when urinating. Albuminuria. Epithelial cells, cylindrical clots of fibrin and globules of pus and blood in urine. Feeling weakness in abdomen after urination.Retention of urine.Urine black as if mixed with dung.
LYCOPODIUM CLAVATUM 30—Lycopodium is an effective remedy for high level of creatinine in blood. Urine scanty , cries before urinating, red sand in urine, must strain, suppressed or retained. Urine milky and turbid. Sometimes haematuria . Urine is burning and hot. The right kidney is mainly affected. The patient experiences impotency.The patient likes warm food and drink, also there is intense craving for sweets.
APIS MELLIFICA 3x- Apis mel is another effective remedy where edematous swellings of face and extremities are present with thirstlessness.. Urination frequent but scanty. There is a feeling of suffocation and breathing difficult. All symptoms are worsen from heat and better from cold.
CANTHARIS 30- Cantharis is best for kidney failure where uremic delusions with sens of persecution is found. There is suppression of urine with restlessness, flushed face and sparkling eyes. The patient has an urge to pass urine but nothing is voided, there being no urine in bladder.
TEREBINTH 30- Terebinth is prescribed where uremia with spasms and lock jaw is present which may be occurring every 15 minutes. There is violent convulsions producing most frightful opisthotonos.
HELLEBORUS NIGER 30- Hellebotus is best for high creatinine in blood with remia and unconsciousness. Pupils dilated and insensible to light. Convulsion is present. The body have a strong urinous odor.
UREA 30—Urea is prescribed where uremia is present. Urine is thin and of low specific gravity.
BELLADONNA 30- Belladonna is used in the acute stage where uremia occurs in healthy patients when kidney ceases to function and urine becomes dark and turbid. There is twitching of the muscles with violent convulsions.