Is creatinine 2.5 dangerous for chronic kidney failure patients? Almost all the kidney disease patients know high creatinine level is a dangerous sign. Well, at what creatinine level should they be worried? Is creatinine 2.5 dangerous?
Definition of creatinine
Creatinine is a chemical waste molecule that is generated from muscle metabolism. Therefore, if we have a sudden increase meat intake or physical exercises, creatinine level in blood will increase slightly, but usually it fluctuate in normal range.
Reference value of serum creatinine
Reference value of serum creatinine differs from hospital to hospital. Generally, reference rangers are 0.5 to 1.0mg/dL(about 45-90umol) for women and 0.7 to 1.2mg/dL(60-110umol/l) for men.
What does high creatinine level mean for Chronic Kidney Failure patients?
Normally, excess creatinine are discharged out of the body through our kidneys, so kidney plays an important part in normalizing creatinine level. For Chronic Kidney Failure patients, their creatinine level increases as kidney function is impaired seriously and clinical studies show serum creatinine does not increase until a half of kidney function is affected.
Is creatinine 2.5 dangerous for chronic kidney failure patients?
Creatinine 2.5 is higher than the normal range and for Chronic Kidney Failure patients, it mean at least a half of their kidney function has been impaired. Serum creatinine level helps to decide whether a patient needs to start dialysis or not. Although creatinine 2.5 is not high enough for Chronic Kidney Failure patients to start dialysis, it is a very dangerous sign, as patients are at high risk to suffer from quickly rise of creatinine level.
Treatment for Chronic Kidney Failure patients with creatinine 2.5
To get an effective control about creatinine 2.5, treatment needs to include the following two aspects:
1. Well-planed diet: Exact diet principles vary according to specific illness condition, but patients generally need to limit protein intake, salt intake, potassium intake and phosphorus intake.(For more details, please contact us directly)
2. Repair injured kidney intrinsic cells to improve kidney function. Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is usually recommended and so far it shows the best treatment effects in improving kidney condition. Only when kidney function gets improved, can creatinine 2.5 be lowered down by Chronic Kidney Failure patients.
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