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Creatinine 3.5, BUN 53 and GFR 14 with PKD: Should I Start Dialysis

2017-02-17 08:43

Question: I have PKD. My creatinine level is 3.5 and BUN 53. All electrolytes are still in normal range. GFR is 14. I still feel okay. I work full time and have not missed any work due to my kidney issues. My nephrologist is wanting me to start dialysis, but I do not feel I am quite ready. I do not know what to do?

Creatinine 3.5, BUN 53 and GFR 14 with PKD: Should I Start DialysisAnswer: Generally speaking, when GFR is less than 15, dialysis should be started in case that high toxin concentration in the blood can affect all systems of body to threaten your life. That is why your doctor want to put you on dialysis. But from your said, we can see that you are well-tolerant to those toxins so that you do not have so many symptoms and complications. Therefore, you can put off dialysis for a period of time, during which you should start treatment to lower toxin concentration in blood and protect the residual kidney function. And you should also shrink kidney cysts and stop their growth.

Toxin-Removing Treatment for PKD to lower toxin concentration

This treatment can increase your urine output and bowel movement to remove waste products from body. During the treatment, you will have a lot of sweat, with which wastes can be passed out of body as well. With treatment going on, toxin concentration in blood will reduce. After about one week’s treatment, a lot of floccules will come out of body with urine. After about half month’s treatment, your creatinine level will decrease at least 10%.

Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy for PKD patients to shrink cysts

This is an external therapy which can infiltrate active ingredients of medicine into kidneys directly. It can speed up blood circulation and increase pressure difference inside and outside of cyst so that fluid can be taken away. And then cysts will become small. It can also inhibit the proliferation of renal tubular epithelial cells and stop the secretion of lining cells. In this way, the cysts won’t enlarge. After about one month’s treatment, your kidney cysts will reduce gradually.

Creatinine 3.5, BUN 53 and GFR 14 means you are at the edge of dialysis. If you do not treat your PKD timely, it is likely for you to start dialysis soon. But do not worry. We will try our best to help you. For more information on our hospital and our treatment, please leave a message below or contact online doctor.

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