High Creatinine Level: Causes And Symptoms

The urinary system is one of the different systems in our body. It is the renal system or urinary tract, which includes the urethra, bladder, ureters, and kidneys. The urinary system is responsible for regulating blood pH, controlling levels of metabolites and electrolytes, regulating blood pressure and blood volume, and, lastly, eliminating the waste from our body.  

High Creatinine Level: Causes And Symptoms

The pair of kidneys acts as a filter in humans and excretes all the chemical substances present in the blood. Creatinine is a waste product created by the metabolic activity of the muscles. It is converted from creatine to creatinine every day and excreted by the kidneys into the urine. After a certain age, it is advised to go for a regular checkup of creatinine levels in the body.  

In case of high levels of creatinine, you should contact a health professional or doctor immediately. An abnormal increase in creatinine levels can be indicative of several kidney function diseases.  

If you want to live a long and healthy life, try to include regular body checks ups.  

What are the causes of high creatinine levels?  

There can be various reasons for the high level of creatinine in the body. Some of the causes of creatinine increase are mentioned below. They are as follows:  

  • Infection in kidney  
  • Impairments of kidney functions  
  • Doing strenuous exercises in excess  
  • Consumption of protein and meat excessively  
  • Specific foods and supplements can increase creatinine levels 
  • Drug use  
  • Certain specific medication  
  • Alcoholism  

Which health conditions cause due to high creatinine levels? 

The presence of certain specific diseases or conditions can also cause disturbance in the creatinine levels of your body. Some of the diseases that can potentially raise it are mentioned below. They are as follows: 

  • Sudden shock  
  • Excessive blood loss  
  • Autoimmune disorders  
  • Urinary tract infections  
  • High blood pressure  
  • Abnormal muscle breakdown  
  • Diabetes mellitus  
  • Gout 

What are the symptoms of elevated creatinine levels  

Raised serum creatinine levels in the blood can be indicative of many diseases. So you should get a test done and contact a medical health professional if you notice any of the warning signs present in the body.  

Some of the symptoms due to raised serum creatinine levels are mentioned below. They are as follows:  

  • Mental confusion  
  • Elevated blood pressure  
  • Weakness  
  • Muscle cramps  
  • Chest pain  
  • Dehydration  
  • Changes in the frequency of urination 
  • Nausea 
  • Vomiting  
  • Shortness of breath  
  • Swelling or presence of oedema  

How can I get my creatinine levels checked?  

Below we have mentioned some tests that you must take if you are experiencing any signs or symptoms related to creatinine. They are as follows:  

Serum Creatinine  

The serum creatinine test can measure the exact creatinine levels in your blood. It will analyze the functioning of your kidney as high or abnormal creatinine levels can indicate several grave conditions or chronic kidney disease.  

Some of the notable features of the serum creatinine test are given below. It is as follows:  

  • Accurate reports analyzed by the lab professionals  
  • Free sample pickup from home  
  • NABL certified lab  
  • Only online payment option available  


Opt for the KIDPRO test today and get detailed reports on the functioning of the kidney. All the essential parameters to test the various levels in the kidney are done through this test.  

The parameters included in this test are as follows:  

  • Uric acid  
  • Serum creatinine  
  • Calcium  
  • Blood urea nitrogen [BUN] 
  • BUN/ serum creatinine ratio  


Do you want to get tension free from all health-related doubts? Don't worry; we can solve all your problems. Book a full body checkup package with Indus Health Plus today and get detailed information on the functioning of your kidney.  

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