Dialysis is an important substitutive therapy for the patients with Renal Failure. It replaces the native kidneys to discharge the wastes and excessive water out of body so as to maintain the physiological activities. However, once dialysis starts, it will not be able to be terminated any more. Therefore, the patients with Renal Failure frighten to take dialysis. Then what is the proper creatinine level for starting dialysis becomes the most concerned issue by the patients with Renal Failure.
Firstly, it is necessary for the patients with Renal Failure to know what
creatinine is and what the normal level of creatinine is. Creatinine is the
metabolic product of muscles and is mainly discharged out of body by kidneys.
Therefore, it can keep a stable level in the blood. The normal creatinine level
in male adults is 0.6~1.2 mg/dl and 0.5~1.0 mg/dl in female. If a person is born
with only with one kidney, the creatinine level ranges 1.8~1.9 mg/dl. For the
new infants, as they do not have muscles, their creatinine level is just 0.2
mg/dl. Generally speaking, when the creatinine level exceeds 5 mg/dl in adults
and 2 mg/dl in infants, they should consider starting dialysis. However, the
creatinine levels may vary with different hospitals and even different labs.
Therefore, the patients should know the specific creatinine reference level of
his/her test results. The above creatinine levels for starting dialysis are just
reference levels. If the patients with Renal Failure have serious complications
like nausea, vomit, high blood pressure and so on, they should start dialysis
earlier. Moreover, in Diabetic Nephropathy, the creatinine level is not a
sensitive index in reflecting the real disease condition. Therefore, the
patients with Diabetic Nephropathy should start dialysis earlier than those
caused by other Kidney Disease.
Generally speaking, the patients with Renal Failure are recommended to start
dialysis at an early time in order to protect their residual renal function.
However, dialysis can not repair the damaged kidneys and also can lead to a
series of complications like skin itching, hypotension, heart disease and so on.
The patients with Renal Failure have a strong resistance to dialysis. In recent
years, with the medicines development, the combined application of traditional
Chinese medicines and advanced Western medicines make the patients with Renal
Failure avoid dialysis. If you or your loved ones are Renal Failure suffers and
do not endure the sufferings caused by dialysis, please consult us on line or
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