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Is Swelling Linked to High Creatinine

Recently,my creatinine was tested to be 2 in a medical test recently. Also,swelling appears in my legs.Is swelling linked to high creatinine?

There is no a direct relation between high creatinine and swelling. However,if your high creatinine is related to kidney damage,swelling can be a sign of kidney damage.

High Creatinine due to kidney problem

A vital function of kidneys is to remove wastes from body. Creatinine is the byproduct of muscle and normally is removed out of body by kidneys. When the kidneys fail to work, high levels of creatinine will build up in body.Therefore,you should firstly make out the cause of your increased creatinine.

In addition,there are also other causes of high creatinine like excess consumption of red meat, strenuous exercise, dehydration etc.If high creatinine is related to these causes,no treatment is required.

Swelling due to kidney damage

Kidneys can balance the level of fluids in body by removing extra fluids from body.However,when the kidneys fail to work, high levels of fluid will build up in body.Due to gravity,the swelling can appear firstly in legs for gravity. So the first thing you should do now is to do tests to find out if you have any kidney problem. Consult us and get to know what tests you should do.

Some tips are given here to help you relieve swelling, as follows:

Firstly,you should limit the intake of salty foods and fluid.It can reduce the retention of fluid and sodium.

Secondly,massage can be a good choice for people with swelling and high creatinine.It can relieve swelling by distributing fluid.

Thirdly,elevate your legs above your heart by using pillows while sleeping.

The above are only some general tips for treating swelling in people with high creatinine. If you want to get some personalized suggestions, please email to kidneyabc@hotmail.com .

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