I am a patient of kidney failure and after dialysis, my serum creatinine is 16.8. Why is it? And what should I do now?
Serum creatinine 16.8 is a high value to get after dialysis. Dialysis is also known as artificial kidney and used to replace damaged kidney to remove toxins in blood. Creatinine is one of the toxins produced by our body and the level of it can generally reflect how much toxins there are in blood.
Dialysis helps to purify blood, but it only shows temporary effects as it can not repair kidney damages. This is the reason why kidney failure patients need to do dialysis when creatinine level increases to a certain degree.
Normal creatinine level is 0.5-1.3mg/dL, and serum creatinine 16.8 after dialysis is still very high. There are mainly two reasons for high creatinine level after dialysis: one is insufficiency of dialysis time, and another one is insufficiency of dialysis frequency. For your condition, you need to talk with nephrologist about it.
In clinic, there are different blood purifications like immune adsorption, plasma exchange, hemofiltration and hemoperfusion. It is necessary to choose the proper one, so as to protect the residual kidney functions. Beside, here is my email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions, please send to this email directly and I will ask our experts for help to solve your problems.
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