How to lower high creatinine level for Renal Failure patients2012-09-13 18:27
High creatinine is very common for Renal Failure patients. Patients with kidney diseases find that their creatinine levels become higher and higher with the kidney function declining. Once the creatinine level begins to increase, it means more than 50% of kidney function has been lost. That is because the kidneys have very strong compensatory ability, the creatinine level will not increase until more than a half of kidney function has been lost.
The normal level of creatinine for adult men is 0.6-1.2mg/dl, while for adult women, it is 0.5-1.1mg/dl. When the condition develops into Renal Failure, in general, the creatinine level has reached about 451-707umol/l. Patients are wondering the ways to lower the high creatinine level.
The common treatments Renal Failure patients usually use to lower high creatinine
A healthy diet: It can help reduce the generation of metabolin, which can decrease the kidneys’ burden. Exogenous creatinine comes from the foods, it is the metabolin of meat. So Renal Failure patients should have less meat. Besides, the intake of salt, protein and water should be decided according to the specific condition of patients.
Medicine: Renal Failure patients can also lower the high creatinine through taking medicines, such as activated charcoal, Niaoduqing Particles, Ketosteril and so on. However, these western medicines belong to artificial detoxification, in theory, they can only replace the function of kidney, but can not repair the damaged kidneys. If people take these medicines for a long time, it can make the remaining kidney function to be lost gradually.
Dialysis: Dialysis is an efficient way to help Renal Failure patients remove the waste and toxins out of body and lower the high creatinine level. Generally speaking, when the creatinine level reaches about 5.1mg/dl, dialysis will be recommended. (Different people have different situations, that when dialysis is needed should be based on the specific physical condition). Just like the medicines we mentioned above, dialysis can not also repair the damaged kidneys. Moreover, some dialysis patients may bear some side effects caused by the dialysis treatment, such as low blood pressure, headache, fatigue, nausea and vomiting and so on.
Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy: It is used externally. The traditional Chinese medicine plays an important role in the process. What this therapy does is to make the Chinese herbal medicine act on the damaged kidneys efficiently. The active materials of Chinese herbal medicine can eliminate the immune complexes depositing on the kidneys, provide the nutrition for the damaged kidneys and then repair them. Compared to other treatments, it aims at treating kidney itself.