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Is Dialysis Required When Serum Creatinine Level Is 5.4 mg/dl

2015-02-18 06:52

Is Dialysis Required When Serum Creatinine Level Is 5.4 mg/dlCreatinine is an indicator reflecting how well your kidneys are working. In clinic, creatinine 5.4 mg/dl is very high and means your kidneys have been extremely severely damaged. Is dialysis required when serum creatinine is 5.4 mg/dl?

When is dialysis needed?

Whether dialysis is needed is not simply determined by the serum creatinine levels. You doctor have to consider some other factors, including your age, physical health, severity of symptoms or complication and you GFR (glomerular filtration rate) level.

In general, when kidney function drops to 15% or below, that is, GFR levels are below 15 ml/min, dialysis is recommended.

Will dialysis reduce creatinine 5.4?

There are two types of dialysis: hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. Both of them are to removes wastes and and excess fluid in your blood. Most patients can lower their high serum creatinine by dialysis in a short time. However, dialysis cannot work as well as the kidneys. Many people see creatinine increase when they reduce or stop taking dialysis.

Natural ways to reduce creatinine 5.4

Creatinine is discharged by the kidneys as a kind of waste. Therefore, the root cause of serum creatinine 5.4 is damaged kidney function. Dialysis cannot repair the damage, so it is not a perfect way to lower creatinine 5.4. You need more effective and natural method that can repair the damaged renal tissues.

For that reason, I recommend you to take our “four medicines” and “seven therapies”. It is a systematic treatment that has been used for almost 30 years on our hospital, Shijiazhuang Kidney Disease Hospital.

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