How to Deal with Creatinine 500 for PKD Patients2012-10-03 17:12
Under normal cases, the creatinine level can be maintained into a constant range. That is because the creatinine can be filtered by our kidneys. When the kidney function is declined, much creatinine and other wastes accumulate in the blood. And once the creatinine level begins to increase, it means more than a half of kidney function has been lost. Then for PKD patients, how to deal with creatinine 500?
There are some common knowledge for patients with kidney disease to know: Normal range of creatinine vary by age and gender. Normal creatinine levels in males at age 4-20 years are 0.2-1.2 mg/dL, at age 20-69 are 0.7-1.5 mg/dL and above 70 years are 0.7-1.7 mg/dL. The normal level of creatinine in females at age 4-20 years are 0.2-1.2 mg/dL, at age 20-69 years 0.6-1.4 mg/dL and above 70 years of age are 0.6-1.5 mg/dL. In the United States, creatinine is typically reported in mg/dL, while in Canada and Europe μmol/litre may be used. 1 mg/dL of creatinine is 88.4 μmol/l. Crestinine 500 means the condition has developed into stage 4 CKD, in other words, Renal Failure, and more than 50% of kidney function has been lost.
For PKD patients, the cysts growing on the kidneys can enlarge, which oppresses the surrounding kidney tissues and makes the kidneys are in the state of hypoxic-ischemic. Then the kidney damage will be more and more severe. Then a series of symptoms like blood in urine, proteinuria, high blood pressure, back pain and so on will occur.
As to the treatment, PKD patients should not only lower the creatinine level through taking medicines, having healthy diets and undergoing dialysis, they should also deal with the root cause of causing high creatinine level. And that is the enlargement of cysts.
So PKD patients with creatinine 500 should find the treatment which can help them shrink the cysts, enhance kidney function. After that high creatinine and other symptoms will disappear naturally. While the treatments lowering creatinine purely can not enhance kidney function.