The kidneys are a component of the urinary system which also includes the ureters, urinary bladder, urethra, and prostate (in men). Then, it will be easy for you understand that kidney infection is a specific type of urinary tract infection (UTI). Both creatinine 7.2 and kidney infection are kidney problems. I will explain to you in this article.
Causes of kidney infection and creatinine 7.2 happen?
Firstly, you should know what creatinine 7.2 means. Creatinine is the product of muscle metabolism and is discharged by kidneys. Normally, the generation of creatinine is stable, so when the serum creatinine level becomes high, it indicates there is something wrong with your kidney’s filtration function. The normal range of creatinine is 0.5-1.1mg/dl for female and 0.6-1.2mg/dl for male. Creatinine 7.2 is fairly higher than normal level, and it indicates the patients are in the End Stage Renal Stage or Kidney Failure.
Due to accumulation of wastes and toxins and sometimes medicines, patients are likely to have urinary tract infection. In general, the infection of the urethra, bladder, and prostate are known as lower urinary tract infection. When the infection ascends up to involve the kidneys, then it is call upper urinary tract infection. Infection of the kidney is also known as pyelonephritis.
Symptoms of kidney infection and creatinine 7.2
- Back or abdominal pain
- Fever, chills, night sweats
- Loss of appetite
- Skin is warm and/or moist, and reddened
Kidney infection with creatinine 7.2 is very dangerous, because the kidney infection may spread and enter the bloodstream. Untreated kidney infection can cause blood poisoning, kidney scars.
Treatments for kidney infection and creatinine 7.2
As soon as the diagnosis kidney infection is made, antibiotics need to be started. Control of kidney infection is the basis to lower creatinine 7.2 as kidney infection will cause further renal damage. Then, how to lower creatinine 7.2 effectively? Generally, dialysis is recommended. I do not deny that dialysis has a effective and quick effect on reducing high creatinine, but its effect maintain in a short time. During dialysis, the kidneys are not working, leading to more loss of function. Therefore, dialysis is not the best treatment in the long run. Treatment should aim at repair the intrinsic renal cells so as to improve kidney function.
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