Creatinine level can be measured to learn about kidney condition, as kidney is responsible for keeping serum creatinine level in normal range 0.5-1.3. Well, is slightly high creatinine serious? What is the dangerous level of creatinine?
What is the dangerous level of creatinine?
Kidney failure can cause elevation of serum creatinine, but it is not the only cause. In some cases, there is no need to worry when there is slightly high creatinine level, as it may be caused by improper diet or some medicines. In that case, as long as patients adjust their diet and stop taking these medicines, their serum creatinine will be lowered down to the normal range. However, for people with kidney problem, they should be alert when their creatinine level becomes higher, as medical studies show serum creatinine level does not increase until a half of kidney function is affected. Therefore, slightly high creatinine level may indicate serious kidney damages. Besides, once creatinine level become high, kidney disease progresses to kidney failure easily.
What is the creatinine level that requires dialysis?
Many kidney failure patients have no ideal about when they need to do dialysis, especially for these who have no obvious discomforts.
Serum creatinine level is an indicator that can help to decide whether a kidney failure patient need to start dialysis or not, but it is no the only factor that affects this decision. In theory, kidney failure patients are suggested to do dialysis when their serum creatinine increases to 5. High creatinine level means there are lots of toxins in blood. These toxins circulate with blood, which may cause damages on other internal organs. For this reason, dialysis is recommended to purify blood, so as to protect other organs. However, though dialysis is suggested when serum creatinine increases to 5, many kidney failure patients refuse do dialysis as they have no obvious symptoms like vomiting and itching skin, even if their creatinine level has increased to as high as 8. Under such a condition, they can live without dialysis, but a regular physical examination is needed for the sake of their life.
lastly, dialysis is life-saving in many cases of kidney failure, but for patients who still have a certain kidney function, dialysis is not the only option. In that case, they can try Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy(see video about Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy) which has been proven to be able to improve kidney function. As long as kidney function is improved, they have great chance to stop or avoid dialysis, at least their dialysis frequency can be reduced greatly.
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