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How High Can Your Creatinine Go Before Dialysis

2014-05-23 02:05

How High Can Your Creatinine Go Before DialysisWhat is your creatinine level before dialysis? Actually, there is no exact number of creatinine level that is suitable for every individual to start dialysis. Every one is so very different. You have to take into account many affecting factors.

Creatinine is one of the wastes produced by our body. Creatinine and other wastes are disposed by our kidneys. Thus, creatinine level is always in a stable range. For adult male, the normal creatinine range is 0.6 mg/dL to 1.2mg/dL and it is 0.5mg/dL to 1.1mg/dL in adult female. For those who have kidney problem, kidney function declines over time and the unhealthy kidneys fal to excrete excess creatinine, thus causing elevated creatinine level. Also other wastes will pile up in your blood. If they are left untreated, they may damage any of our internal organs. Dialysis helps remove creatinine and other wastes out of the body to prevent further kidney damage.

Clinically, when creatinine level is 5 mg/dL, dialysis is recommended to clean wastes so as not to damage our internal organs. High creatinine level indicates there are much wastes in the blood. Though patients with kidney problem should start dialysis when creatinine is 5mg/dL, many people reject dialysis. Because dialysis may cause many side effects and other fatal conditions like heart failure and stroke as well as other severe symptoms. In this light, even if people have high creatinine level, they are still reluctant to take dialysis.

In addition, as mentioned earlier, every one is very different. Different countries, areas, hospitals as well as different causes of kidney failure have different criteria of creatinine level to start a dialysis.

In a word, how high creatinine go before dialysis depends on specific circumstances. In general, kidney disease is in uremia (creatinine is over 707umol/L), dialysis is needed. Sometimes even though creatinine is very low, patients have severe edema or suffer from serious complications, dialysis is still adopted.

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