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Dr. Quresh Khairullah
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Dialysis (Definition)

Simple answer is that it is a medical technology used primarily to provide an artificial replacement for lost kidney function in people with renal failure. Hemodialysis remove wastes and excess water from the blood by circulating blood outside the body through an external filter, called a dialyzer. Blood and dialysate flow through in opposite directions and the ...Read more


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Creatinine level determines if u need dialysis?

Creatinine level determines if u need dialysis?

Yes and know: What determines if dialysis is necessary is if all attempts to manage all of the things that go wrong when kidneys fail have been tried and failed. Usually this happens when the creatine levels reaches 10, but I have seen levels higher than 10 before dialysis became necessary. ...Read more

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What creatinine levels do they start dialysis at?

Depends: For acute renal failure that is likely reversible, dialysis may be started at a lower level than in some one with chronic renal failure. A better yard stick is glomerular filtration rate and dialysis is generally started when it falls below 10-12 ml. ...Read more

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What factors affect creatinine levels between dialysis?

Several factors.: Simply put, creatinine is produced by muscles, enters blood and other body fluid spaces, and ultimately is removed by kidneys. Your cr level is dependent on all these things (how much your muscles release, how much any residual kidney function removes, and how much is "diluted" by excess body fluid). Dialysis removes cr, so generally the level has less clinical utility in dialysis patients. ...Read more

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At what creatinine level do you need to go on dialysis?

See details: It is more determined by one's creatinine clearance. If you clearance is at 10 ml/min or less you need dialysis. That would roughly translate to a serum creatinine of 4-5 mg/dl. ...Read more

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Is it possible that dialysis patients stop their dialysis when the creatinine level became normal.

Yes: But if renal function has not returned then the cr level will rise fairly quickly. ...Read more

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My dad creatinine level has reached to 2.53. Is there any way to lower it down? What is the maximum level of creatinine before dialysis? ....Plz rply..

My dad creatinine level has reached to 2.53. Is there any way to lower it down? What is the maximum level of creatinine before dialysis? ....Plz rply..

Nephrologists: There is no maximum level but usually depends on clinical presentation. Nephrologists can decide when it's best to dialyse. For now he should be evaluated by a physician to know what is causing the High creatinine ...Read more

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After having started dialysis on Monday Harolds creatinine levels were dropping, today they have risen to a level of 600, is there a reason for this?

No dialysis: Creatinine will drop after dialysis, and gradually rise until the next therapy. In he beginning, choir doctors may need some trial and error to get the right schedule. Discuss your concerns with them. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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At what serum creatinine level would you need dialysis?

See below: The serum creatinine level which requires dialysis is based on calculation of the gfr, as persons with different weight, sex and race may have have different GFR even with same serum creatinine. Generally speaking when GFR is below 10-15 and patients are symptomatic they need dialysis. Higher the creatinine, the lower the gfr. ...Read more

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How does creatinine level come to normal for a kidney patient on dialysis?

How does creatinine level come to normal for a kidney patient on dialysis?

Filter, toxins: Dialysis does the work of kidney- removing fluids andtoxins.Electrolytes move along the concentration gradient, so toxins which are high in the blood, goes to the dialysate solution.Creatinine is removed from the blood during dialysis, so these levels are low in the patient after dialysis. ...Read more

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I was hospitalised for a week. Just waiting for creatinine levels to go down. Doc suggests it will go down without need for dialysis. Is that correct?

Renal insufficiency: If the creatinine shot up with some temporary and reversible cause like in dehydration it may correct back to normal with hydration itself. So the cause determines the intervention required. ...Read more

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My creatinine level jumped from 1.05 in march to 1.4/1.5 declining to 3.2 due to AKI/CHF and now at 2.3. Do I need to worry about dialysis now?

My creatinine level jumped from 1.05 in march to 1.4/1.5 declining to 3.2 due to AKI/CHF and now at 2.3. Do I need to worry about dialysis now?

Yes: Unfortunately your kidney function has declined considerably. Please be seen by a nephrologist. You may be getting too much diuretic treatment. You should be on statin, beta blocker, ACE inhibitor and spirinolactone under medical supervision. Limitation of protein intake to 1gm/kg of body weight, limiting salt to 2 gm per day and fluid to no more than 60 ounces a day will be beneficial. ...Read more

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Hi! Can the creatinine level be reduced by Steam / sauna bath. The creatinine level is 8.2 can this be reduced by any other means other than Dialysis.

No: It is a very high number and it might get a little bit better on its own. But i. General, people with high creatinine that cannot be brought back down with medical management are better off with dialysis to filter all the toxins in their bodies. ...Read more

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My grandmother (age 70) has s.creatinine level 5.71, right sided pyelonephritis and ureteritis. Pls suggest treatment for the same. Is dialysis needed?

Cannot: Whether or not your grandmother requires dialysis depends in part upon whether the serum creatinine level you report was due to renal failure or dehydration during acute infection. If she has pyelonephritis a lengthy course of antibiotics against the causative organism is necessary. Need far more info. Why not discuss with her doctors? ...Read more

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At what serum creatinine and blood urea level dialysis should start?

At what serum creatinine and blood urea level dialysis should start?

Onset of dialysis: There are no set levels for BUN and creatinine (c) to start dialysis. The onset of dialysis is determined by a 24 hour urine collection for c clearance. If the patient is a diabetic, dialysis usually starts at a c clearance of 15 ml/min or less. If the patient is a non-diabetic, dialysis starts at a c clearance of. ...Read more

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My father 60 years old kidney disease&creatinine level 8.2mg/dl. He is diabetic&bp patient, now facing dialysis. Help me bring back to normal life?

Dialysis: You father will need to start dialysis due to his kidney disease. You father is still young enough to be considered for a kidney transplant (t). If he is lucky he may be able to get a kidney and pancreas transplant that would cure both his kidney disease and diabetes. If the absence of a t he will need to be on some sort of dialysis (d). While it a new life style many patients live well on d. ...Read more

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Hi, my grandfather is suffering from kidney disease. His creatinine level has reached 8.9 today. A homeopathy treatment or dialysis? Please suggest.

Dialysis,,: I don't know what homeopathic treatments there are, but if he wants to live, a man with a creatinine like that should get dialysis asap. This means that there are build- ups of waste products in his body which affect its function, so get him there as soon as you can. Good luck. ...Read more

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Mom is diabetic. She had urinary tract infection. Serum creatinine levels are reduced from 9.2 to 2 after two times dialysis. Suggest helpful diet?

Mom is diabetic. She had urinary tract infection. Serum creatinine levels are reduced from 9.2 to 2 after two times dialysis. Suggest helpful diet?

Kidney recovery: Wow. Her kidneys may be improving! Optimal diet for her includes modest protein portions, about 4 oz daily, low dairy, low bean, low salt, low sugar, low saturated fat and low cholesterol. More precisely, 40-60 gram protein, 800 mg phosphate, 2000 mg sodium, 2000 mg potassium, and 1800-2000 calorie ADA diet. ...Read more

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If creatanine level rises upto 7.2 from2.5 in few hrs after biopsy...Does it required biopsy of kidneys also after dialysis.?

If creatanine level rises upto 7.2 from2.5 in few hrs after biopsy...Does it required biopsy of kidneys also after dialysis.?

Unusual: Kidney biopsy, in the absence of complications, should not lead to that kind of increase in your creatinine. Bleeding in to the urinary tract or around the kidneys could compress the kidney thus compromising its function. This sounds like an emergency that you should discuss with your nephrologist/interventionalist asap! ...Read more

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Serum creatinine level reduced from 6.9 to 6.7 within 3 days and again reduced from 6.7 to 5.5 within 4 days. Diaysis is required or not?

Difficult to say: It is a difficult question to answer based on the limited information provided. The cause, duration of renal failure, comorbid conditions etc all play a part in the decision. Your nephrologist would provide the best guidance. ...Read more

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Creatinine 2.3 is the sign of dialysis?

Start of dialysis: Your question is difficult to answer without knowing the age, weight, sex and race of the patient in question. The creatinine level is rarely the only indication for starting dialysis. Factors such as high potassium, nausea, vomiting, increased sleep during the day time and itching are more commonly used indicators. Ask your doctor, or go to a nephrologist to get more information. Good luck. ...Read more

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Creatinine of 7.1 after 3 months of dialysis. Is this normal?

Sounds Normal: The adequacy of dialysis is measured using the change in serum BUN before and after a dialysis treatment. Serum cr does not mean much in this population. ...Read more

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Is there a treatment for high creatinine other than dialysis?

Is there a treatment for high creatinine other than dialysis?

Treat the cause: Kidney disease is the most likely cause of high creatinine. Treating obstruction of the urinary tract, infection of the kidneys and possible drug damage or autoimmune diseases like lupus need to be considered before committing to life long dialysis. A discussion with your doctor is needed. You need to be certain that you need dialysis in order to tolerate the life style changes coming to you. ...Read more

Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
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Creatinine (Definition)

Creatinine is a byproduct of creatine phosphate, which is present in muscles. Creatinine levels increase if the ...Read more