At Which Level of Creatinine Dialysis Is Needed2013-01-05 08:46
Question like at which level of creatinine dialysis is needed may be cared about by kidney disease patients. And what is the relationship between creatinine level and dialysis? The following content is expected to help you get a better understanding about them.
The poor kidney function makes the wastes, toxins and excess fluid accumulate in the body, the creatinine level increases. No matter how much the level of creatinine exceeds the normal level, we will say the condition has become severe. That is because our kidneys have very strong compensatory ability, the creatinine level will not increase until more than 50% of kidney function has been lost, you should note we have left out the dietary influence on the level of creatinine here. In general, patients from America or some European countries take dialysis treatment earlier.
While we have to say that the level of creatinine has no direct relationship with dialysis. Only a creatinine level is not enough to decide whether dialysis is needed or not. In China, dialysis will be recommended when the creatinine level has increased to about 707umol/L. However, nothing is absolute in this world. We see in the clinical that some cases have not started dialysis even though their creatinine level has already reached 1000umol/L, while some cases have already begun dialysis when their creatinine levels are not that high. In Europe, 18% of Renal Failure patients begin dialysis when GFR level is less than 10ml/min, and 34% when GFR level is less than 5ml/min. In America, 23%-35% of patients take dialysis when GFR level is less than 5ml/min. If kidney disease patients have severe swelling, difficult in breathing, nausea and vomiting and other complications which make them feel not very well or can be life-threatening, then dialysis should be started. Dialysis really can help patients lower the creatinine level and treat some symptoms, however, For Renal Failure Patients, Dialysis Is Not A Long Plan for The Future.
We hope kidney disease patients could avoid dialysis, or get rid of it if they have already begun it. The experts say that Chinese herbal medicines applied in Chinese clinical bring new hopes for Renal Failure patients. We will be here helping you deal with any follow-up questions.