For Renal Failure Patients, What Creatinine Level Needs Dialysis2012-10-25 17:41
For Renal Failure patients, high creatinine level is very common to be seen. That is because the poor kidney function can not remove the wastes and excessive fluids out of body. Moreover, Renal Failure patients should know that once the creatinine level begins to increase, more than a half of kidney function has been lost. And dialysis will be recommended when the condition develops into Renal Failure. However, does the creatinine level have a relationship with the time when dialysis is needed?
Generally speaking, when creatinine level reaches to about 5.1, the dialysis will be recommended. For Renal Failure patients, dialysis is a very common treatment and dialysis does can help them lower the creatinine obviously. Some Renal Failure patients are waiting for the chance of receiving kidney transplant while they are undergoing dialysis. As a matter of fact, dialysis is unable to repair the kidney damage and enhance the kidney function. The long-term use of dialysis can make the kidney function poorer and poorer.
In clinical, the creatinine level has no a direct relationship with the time when dialysis is recommended. Only a level of creatinine can not decide that when dialysis is needed. Different people have different situations. There are some Renal Failure patients has not done dialysis treatment even though their creatinine levels has exceeded 5.1, while some patients has already begun the dialysis when their creatinine levels has not reached to 5.1. That when dialysis is needed should depend on the specific conditions, such as whether Renal Failure patients have nausea, vomiting, short breath, heart problem and other complications.
Sometimes, dialysis must be used, otherwise Renal Failure patients may lose their lives. In recent years, more and more Renal Failure patients decide to stop dialysis treatment, because they find that dialysis can not improve the quality of their life any more except lower the creatinine level. But Renal Failure patients should make sure they can find a treatment which can enhance the kidney function after stopping the dialysis treatment.