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Is It Possible for PKD Patients to Have Normal Creatinine Level

2014-08-31 07:12

Is It Possible for PKD Patients to Have Normal Creatinine LevelRecently, a PKD patient came to our website:www.pkdtreatment.com and consulted if it is possible for a PKD patient to have normal creatinine level. She said she has several cysts in kidney, but lab tests show normal creatinine level. Does this mean she is still ok?

Serum creatinine level is the most commonly used indicator for kidney disease in medicine. Elevation of creatinine level in blood means decline of kidney function. Also, when serum creatinine level increases to a certain level, dialysis or kidney transplant is needed to sustain one's life. For this reason, many kidney disease patients, including PKD patients, keep close eyes on their creatinine level.

Actually, creatinine level is just one of the indicators that can help to reflect kidney condition. Creatinine belongs to small molecular substance which can pass through kidney freely. When kidneys filter less blood within limited time due to kidney damages, creatinine in the blood can not be excreted out of the body timely. As a result, serum creatinine level increases.

For PKD patients, it is quite possible for them to have normal creatinine level and this condition usually appears in initial stage. Polycystic Kidney Disease is a genetic kidney problem marked by cysts in kidney. Kidney tissues are damaged and fail to function properly due to oppress from large kidney cysts. In initial stage of PKD, kidney cysts are very small in size. Under such a condition, they cause no damages or threaten on surrounding kidney tissues, so lab tests show normal creatinine level in such a case.

Besides, creatinine level reflects kidney condition, but according to clinical studies, creatinine level begins to increase when at least a half of kidney function is affected. Therefore, people who are newly diagnosed with PKD are more likely to have normal creatinine level.

Lastly, creatinine level reflects kidney function, because kidney is responsible for excreting excess creatinine in blood. Therefore, as long as kidney function is improved, creatinine level is decreased naturally. For PKD patients, kidney damages come from large kidney cyst, so only when large cysts are shrunk, can further kidney damages be avoided successfully.

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