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Kidney Failure, Diabetes, Hypertension, Potassium 6.2, Creatinine 6.4

2013-05-17 11:59

Q:

I am 57 years old patient with Kidney Failure, and I have diabetes and high blood pressure. My potassium level went up to 6.20 and creatinine is 6.40. Please advice me. I need your help. Thanks!

 

A:

Hi, dialysis is usually recommended when creatinine level increases to 5. Your serum creainine is 6.4 which is much higher than the normal range 0.5-1.3, so I’d like to know have you started dialysis? If yes, how many times dialysis you do a week? When did you start dialysis? And do you still have urine output? Please email these information to: kidneyfailure@hotmail.com, so that I can give you more specific and accurate suggestions.

Besides, you said you have diabetes and hypertension, so it is necessary for you to found out your kidney failure is caused by Diabetes or Hypertension. With different causes, the treatment plan for kidney failure may be different. Is your blood sugar and blood pressure controlled? I’d like to suggest you to bring your blood sugar and blood pressure into normal range, as both high blood sugar and high blood pressure can cause further kidney damages.

Normal potassium level in blood is 3.5-5.2. Potassium 6.2 is high and persistent high potassium level can cause irregular heartbeat, nausea, and a slow or weak pulse. To prevent further increase of potassium, you need to avoid foods high in potassium like bananas, melon, legumes, potatoes, pumpkin, winter squash, sweet potato, spinach, orange juice and bran cereal should be avoided.

As for your creatinine level 6.4, you know kidney is the organ that is responsible for discharging excess creatinine. When kidneys are affected and fail to work properly, creatinine build up in blood and lead to high creatinine level. For people with kidney failure, the root solution for lowering creatinine level is to repair injured kidney tissues and improve kidney function. In China, Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is always applied to strengthen kidney and improve kidney condition. As long as kidney function is increased, creatinine level decreases naturally. Besides, for kidney failure patients who have started dialysis, they can reduce dialysis frequently and even get rid of dialysis after the treatment. Therefore, it is worth trying for you. Lastly, if you have any questions, you can email us directly and our experts will try every means to help you solve the problems.

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