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BUN 68,Creatinine 6.4,When to Start Dialysis

2013-11-13 14:42

When kidneys fail,high levels of waste products will build up in body.The levels of BUN and creatinine are two important indexes in deciding when to start dialysis.When to start dialysis with BUN 68 and creatinine 6.4?

How serious are BUN 68 and creatinine 6.4?

Urea nitrogen is the byproduct of proteins and is normally filtered out of body by kidneys.The normal results of BUN ranges between 9-29mg/dL.

Creatinine is from the metabolism of creatine in muscle.In right condition,it is removed by kidneys from body in the form of urine.Creatinine level in blood is between 0.6-1.1 mg/dL.For the compensatory capacity of kidneys,the levels of creatinine and BUN do not increase until 50% of renal function becomes lost. BUN 68 and creatinine 6.4 are associated with very serious kidney damage.

When to start Dialysis with BUN 68 and creatinine 6.4?

The levels of BUN and creatinine can affect when to start dialysis,but they are not the decisive factors.In addition,the following factors should also be taken into consideration.

Complications

As kidneys fail to function,a large number of complications will occur.Serious complications such as nausea and vomiting,fatigue, weakness etc can advance the onset of dialysis even if the levels of creatinine and BUN are not high.

If the complications can be controlled aggressively,it can delay the initiation of dialysis.You can email to kidneycares@hotmail.com  to get medical suggestions to control the complications.

Glomerular filtration rate (GFR)

GFR measures how much blood flows through kidneys in a minute. Generally, when GFR declines below 10, the renal function is not enough to sustain life. If so, Dialysis will be prescribed.

Levels of different minerals

The diseased kidneys fail to balance the levels of different minerals in body like potassium, phosphorus, sodium etc. If the levels of certain minerals are much higher than the normal range, it can be very dangerous.Blood work result plays a vital role in deciding when to start dialysis with BUN 68 and creatinine 6.4.

If you are a kidney failure sufferer and do not know if you should start dialysis, you can chat with our online doctor for more suggestions now.

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