What are Creatinine levels?
Creatinine is a natural waste product in the body that is created by the daily motion of the muscles. Creatinine is found in the blood and urine and is processed out of the body by the kidneys.
Symptoms associated with high creatinine levels?
The symptoms of kidney dysfunction (renal insufficiency) vary widely. They generally do not correlate with the level of creatinine in the blood.
- Some people may have an incidental finding of severe kidney disease and elevated creatinine on routine blood work without having any symptoms.
- feeling dehydrated,
- swelling (edema),
- shortness of breath,
- confusion, or
- many other nonspecific symptoms (for example, nausea, vomiting, neuropathy, and dry skin).