04 July 2011

What is Creatinine?

I brought this topic up because my mother underwent a blood work and the result was not very favorable on her creatinine level. The doctor said that we need to cut her meat intake especially the red ones and focus on foods like vegetables, fresh fruits and water.

So, as soon as I came back from my vacation, I researched what creatinine was all about and other measures to keep it on a normal and acceptable level.

Creatinine is a chemical waste molecule from muscle metabolism. This is produced from creatine which is  imperative in energy production in muscles. Creatinine is transported to the bloodstream to the kidneys and the latter filters it out and release it as a by-product known as urine.

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