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What creatine level or GFR level makes dyalysis necessary?

What creatine level or GFR level makes dyalysis necessary?

Ten: It is generally accepted that a GFR of 10 or less or a serum creatinine level of 10 or higher to the point at which dialysis is started. However, dialysis is started when all other therapies have or are failing and the only alternative left is dialysis. Why? Because dialysis is a huge life changer for anyone irrespective of age. ...Read more

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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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Creatine level of 6. Life span without dialysis?

Impossible to say: There are too many factors that would determine this, not simply the creatinine number. There are many patients with a creatinine of 6 who do not yet require dialysis, as well as those with a lower number who do. This is something best discussed with your nephrologist. ...Read more

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After doing dialysis also my dad creatine level is high,he's taking insulin also..then why creatine level is high, need ur help please?

After doing  dialysis also my dad creatine level is high,he's taking insulin also..then why creatine level is high, need ur help please?

Here are some...: Creatinine is the common lab gauge to estimate renal function. Dialysis is the last resort managing end-stage renal disease before renal transplant. In practice, it would be most logical to refer this Q to his treating doctor for getting more pertinent answer since s/he should possess more of his medical info than anyone else online. So, unnecessary anxiety and confusion would be minimized. ...Read more

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My uncle is suffering from kidney infection. His creatine level is increased my 18, initially it was 10, 2 yrs back.. Any cure avai without dialysis?

My uncle is suffering from kidney infection. His creatine level is increased my 18, initially it was 10, 2 yrs back.. Any cure avai without dialysis?

Not likely: If your uncle has a creatinine of 18..He has complete (or nearly) renal failure. Even 2 years ago a creatinine of 10 is bad. At this stage..There is no cure without dialysis save a renal transplant. ...Read more

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My daughter is in hospital with acute renal failure...Her creatine level is now 11.2 it has continured to go up. Dialysis or what help?

My daughter is in hospital with acute renal failure...Her creatine level is now 11.2 it has continured to go up. Dialysis or what help?

Acute renal failure: Typically, the level of creatinine is not used to decide on the need for dialysis. Rather, dialysis is used to lower urea in the blood and to manage blood salt abnormalities that cannot be managed medically. However, at a creatinine of 11.2 it is pretty likely that dialysis will be needed. ...Read more

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Hello professionals! thank you in advance. My father , 75 yearly male with c.O.P, CHF is now having kidnney failure with creatine levels high , potassium ok. What else besides dialysis is rec?

Hello professionals!
thank you in advance. 
My father , 75 yearly male with c.O.P, CHF is now having kidnney failure with creatine levels high , potassium ok. What else besides dialysis is rec?

Follow MD advice: Every case is different, so it would be impossible to say specifically what is best for your dad. However, it is extremely important that he follow the advice given him by his doctor, especially regarding dietary & fluid restrictions, medications prescribed, exercise as tolerated, and smoking cessation if applicable. Many patients are able to avoid dialysis for years by doing this. ...Read more

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In 2011 creatine level of 1.36, 2012 it was 1.49. Yesterday results was 1.38, and my GFR 79. NO protein in urine. Am worried. is this normal?

In 2011 creatine level of 1.36, 2012 it was 1.49. Yesterday results was 1.38, and my GFR 79. NO protein in urine. Am worried. is this normal?

Not Ideal: Your renal functions are not ideal. But you failed to tell us the most important fact about your health: what is your blood pressure? Is it high or borderline? And should you be on medication to control your blood pressure? ...Read more

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Serum Creatinine 1.6, Chloride 108, GFR 48. Would exercise move creatine levels out of normal? A week prior Creatinine 1.4 & Chloride 108. Concerns?

Serum Creatinine 1.6, Chloride 108, GFR 48. Would exercise move creatine levels out of normal? A week prior Creatinine 1.4 & Chloride 108. Concerns?

Here are some ...: These reports alone represent your current attainable / acceptable, stable range for your body homeostasis. As long as you have no additional related symptoms, further concern will do no good but practicing healthy lifestyle with no overindulgence / obsession, especially avoiding kidney-insulting drugs, will, a lot. So, live on and ask Doc timely. Best wish ... ...Read more

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BUN of 10 with creatinine of 1.05 year ago BUN of 12 creatinine .89. Now have low bun/creatine level and GFR of 58. Urine and all other lab's normal.

BUN of 10 with creatinine of 1.05
year ago BUN of 12 creatinine .89.
Now have low bun/creatine level
and GFR of 58. Urine and all other lab's normal.

Normal: Your kidney function looks normal. The GFR is an estimated value that is highly dependent on a variety of factors like age, weight, meds and hydration level at the time of the test. Hope it helps. ...Read more