Creatinine and kidney function level are two reliable indicators for kidney failure patients’ medical condition. If you experience creatinine 6.8 and 9% kidney function, you have to consider the beginning of dialysis. Is dialysis a must for creatinine 6.8 and 9% kidney function?
What does creatinine 6.4 and 9% kidney function mean?
Kidney function level and creatinine both reveal how kidneys are functioning. Normally, kidney function level, or GFR, is above 90, and creatinine level ranges from 0.5 to 1.2 mg/dl. When harmful substances attack kidneys, kidney function level may decline. 9% kidney function means patients’ illness condition has progressed to end stage or kidney failure. When kidneys fail to remove waste products, more and more creatinine will build up in the blood and creatinine level rises. Creatinine 6.4 is too higher than the normal value.
Should I start dialysis with creatinine 6.4 and 9% kidney function?
Most often, dialysis is recommended when patients’ kidney function declines to 15% or less or their creatinine level is higher than 8.0mg/dl. However, the time to begin dialysis changes from person to person because of their different illness conditions. If you don’t have serious complications such as acidosis and hyperkalemia, you still don’t need to begin dialysis with creatinine 6.4 and 9% kidney function. If you have one of these problems or your kidney disease is due to diabetes, you should begin dialysis early.
No matter whether you begin dialysis, you should take some treatments for protecting your remaining kidney function and improving your life quality. Therefore, you can live easier and comfortably.
Alternative treatments to achieve the above therapeutic effects.
The treatment should be able to increase the blood flow into kidneys, boost the self-curative ability of damaged kidney cells and prevent kidney disease from worsening. According to this requirement, Micro-Chinese Medicine Hot Compress Therapy or Stem Cell Therapy may worth a try. Follow the doctor online to determine whether you still have a chance to reverse your kidney damage.