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Creatinine 6.6 When Should We Start Dialysis

2013-11-03 10:39

Creatinine is the byproduct of creatine phosphate and is normally eliminated from body by kidneys.It is produced and filtered out of body at a constant rate.High creatinine is associated with reduced renal function and kidney damage. When creatinine increases to quite a high level,dialysis will be prescribed. Should you start dialysis with creatinine 6.6?

How serious is creatinine 6.6?

The normal creatinine level should be between 0.6~1.1.For the powerful compensatory capacity of kidneys,creatinine level does not elevate until renal function is halved.Creatinine 6.6 is pretty higher than the normal level so it is associated with extremely serious kidney damage.

Should you start dialysis with creatinine 6.6?

Dialysis can filter blood to eliminate waste products from body, thus lowering high creatinine.However,not all patients with creatinine 6.6 need dialysis.When to start dialysis is up to many factors.Also,if renal function can be improved,dialysis will be avoided.

Before deciding when to start dialysis,the following factors should also be taken into consideration.


As renal function deteriorates,a host of complications will emerge like cardiovascular disease and heart disease,nausea and vomiting,swelling and so on.These complications can advance the onset of dialysis even if creatinine level is lower than 6.6.

Glomerular filtration rate (GFR)

GFR measures how much blood is filtered by glomeruli each minute.When GFR decreases below 10ml/min,dialysis will be suggested. Otherwise,high levels of waste products accumulate in bloodstream,which can be very dangerous and even life-threatening.

The above are the factors which should be taken into consideration before dialysis is performed.However,not all patients will require dialysis with creatinine 6.6.To help the patients avoid dialysis, the fundamental treatment goal is to restore the impaired kidney tissues and improve renal function.

Blood Purification and Micro-Chinese Medicines Osmotherapy are recommended to treat people with creatinine 6.6.These two treatments can restore the impaired kidney tissues and improve renal function. If so, creatinine will be lowered completely without dialysis.

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