Chronic Kidney Disease is Identified By a Blood Test For Creatinine

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Chronic Kidney Disease is Identified By a Blood Test For Creatinine

Chronic kidney disease is a renal disease in which the victim suffers loss of renal function that develops gradually. This is not marked by serious symptoms but there is a loss of appetite that directs the prevalence of the disease.

Creatinine clearance Rate:

Creatinine is a metabolic waste product formed by the muscle breakdown which is then passed through the renal tubules of kidney and excreted out in urine.  The ability of kidney to filter creatinine is termed as creatinine clearance rate. This in turn estimates the GFR or the glomerular filtration rate which amounts to the rate of blood that flows through the kidneys.

Creatinine clearance and renal function:

The test for creatinine clearance reflects the ability of kidneys to filter blood. GFR is estimated by making the use of blood creatinine level fed into an established formula in account of age, sex and weight. More the amount of creatinine found in the blood less is the GFR and Creatinine clearance values.

Creatinine test result:

With age the kidney function declines that can be graded in different ranks which ranges from stage 1 which correspond to GFR of 90 representing normal kidney function to stage 5 which means kidney failure that amounts to GFR less than 15.

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