If we leave out other factors which affect the creatinine level, high creatinine level is usually associated with the kidney damage and impaired kidney function. Then what does creatinine 4.2 mean?
Obviously creatinine 4.2 has already exceeded the normal range of creatinine, which tells about 50% of kidney function has already been lost. Also it can tell the condition is in stage 4 Chronic Kidney Failure, which is the second advanced stage of kidney disease.
In many countries, patients with stage 4 kidney failure need dialysis or kidney transplant in the near future. But the fact is that not all patients at this stage have to take dialysis treatment. Well, we have to say that dialysis treatment is a common treatment used to reduce high creatinine levels, but no one patient wants to take it.
In addition to dialysis treatment, in the clinic, high creatinine levels are usually treated with low-protein diet, medicines like Ketosteril and medicinal charcoal tablets. Though they can play a certain role in lowering creatinine 4.2 and other high creatinine levels, we have to say they are not the best ways.
As a matter of fact, patients with stage 4 kidney failure can still live a normal life without dialysis and kidney transplant as long as the kidneys can be saved by repairing kidney damage and recovering renal function. In another words, the condition can still be reversed. With the recovery of kidney function, there is no doubt that creatinine 4.2 will gradually and naturally go back to normal level. If you are not satisfied with your current high creatinine levels treatment and interested in other treatment options, feel free to leave us a message below and we will surely reply you within 48 hours.
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