My dad has serum creatinine 2.49. Is that threatening? He is diabetic.? by Connie b. Dellobuono

Answer by Connie b. Dellobuono:

See a doctor. The value links to kidney health issues.
From Dr Mercola:
Culprits Linked to Kidney Damage
One major culprit is taking OTC pain pills such as aspirin, Motrin, Advil or Tylenol, which can cause kidney damage. About 15 percent of the people on dialysis (an artificial blood-filtering process used to clean the blood of malfunctioning kidneys) are getting this treatment as a result of the damage that Tylenol and/or aspirin did to their kidneys. So, avoiding Tylenol and aspirin will be very important to preventing kidney disease.
Simply put, virtually NO ONE needs to take statin drugs. When you treat the symptoms with a drug, you are in no way, shape or form treating the cause. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that artificial drugs cause serious side effects.
Another danger to your kidneys is mercury. When you eat too much contaminated fish or drink repeatedly from a polluted water supply, you may be setting yourself up for chronic mercury poisoning. Health problems that can result from mercury poisoning include:
•Nervous system damage
•Kidney disease
•Birth defects
•Dental problems
•Mood swings
 •Mental changes
•Memory loss
•Nerve damage
•Inability to concentrate
 Finally, taking Crestor can lead to kidney disease. For instance, the highest, 80-milligram dose of Crestor could not be approved because of serious side effects including muscle and kidney damage. Some say the drug may produce side effects even at lower doses, and caution that patients should be closely monitored when on the drug.
As you can see, simply minding what you are putting into your body may change the outcome of whether or not you get kidney disease. Remember: Eating right and avoiding harmful toxins is a major key to achieving total and complete optimal wellness.

My dad has serum creatinine 2.49. Is that threatening? He is diabetic.?