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Can Patient with High Creatinine Be without Dialysis

2013-05-08 17:09

Can Patient with High Creatinine Be without DialysisCan patient with high creatinine be without dialysis? One person with chronic kidney disease and high creatinine level consulted yesterday. Because high creatinine level is a dangerous alarm of heavy kidney function loss, many patients are quite concerned the answer. However, this answer is decided by how high their creatinine is and what treatment patients have received.

If your creatinine level is slight higher than the normal, you can live well without dialysis.

Generally, healthy kidneys are responsible to remove wastes including creatinine from the body, so the normal creatinine level ranges from 0.5mg/dl to 1.3mg/dl. Clinically, patients are not recommended to start dialysis unless only 15% or less kidney function remains where patients’ creatinine level is usually higher than 5.0mg/dl. In view of this, if your creatinine is lower than 5.0 and you don’t have other severe complications, you can be without dialysis.

In this situation, some western medicines such as ketosteril and herbal medicines like rheum officinale both can help lower high creatinine level. Western medicine can play its effect quickly but may cause many side effects, while herbal medicine can both lower high creatinine and improve kidney function but may need a little longer time. You can consult the online doctor to choose correct medicines.

If you creatinine level is much higher than 5.0 or you have severe complications, you may need to start dialysis earlier.

When nearly all of your kidney function is lost and the damaged kidneys have caused many symptoms, you need to use some kidney replacement treatment immediately to meet your basic life requirements. Delayed dialysis may be life-threatening without kidney repairing treatment. Of course, it doesn’t mean dialysis is a must for your remaining life, because some treatments can still help you improve your kidney function and repair your damaged kidney tissues. Therefore, never give up living a healthy life, because many doctors are here to strive to give you biggest help.

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