Many patients at the end stage of Chronic Kidney Disease often ask when they have to take dialysis? What is the creatinine level for dialysis?
Creatinine is the metabolin of muscles, which is usually discharged by kidney
with urine. When kidney is seriously damaged, renal function will decline
greatly. As a result, creatinine stay in blood. However, as kidney has a great
compensation function, only when more than 50 percent of kidney is damaged will
high level of creatinine be tested out. Consequently, serum creatinine is a sign
of kidney damage, which can not reflect the early damage of kidney. When the
serum creatine level is higher than normal range and reaches a certain level, it
means that the kidneys are seriously damaged together with declined renal
function. As a result, patients have to take dialysis to discharge waste
products and sustain life. Then, what is creatinine level for dialysis?
Different countries has different serum creatinine level for dialysis.
Generally, when serum creatinine is more than 450umol/L, patients have to take
dialysis. However, for Diabetic Nephropathy patients, when the serum creatinine
level is more than 300umol/L, they should take dialysis.
At the beginning of dialysis, patients usually have renal function. However,
a long term of dialysis can cause completely losing renal function and a series
of complications together with side effects, which greatly threatens patients'
life. So patients should take positive treatment which not only treats high
level of serum creatinine but also repairs the damaged kidney. So long as the
damaged kidney is repaired, the renal function will be improved and symptoms of
serum creatinine, etc, will automatically be relieved.
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