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

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

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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What do you do when your creatinine level is elevated?

What do you do when your creatinine level is elevated?

Why do you ask?: If it's just from bodybuilding, ignore it. When I was lifting weights daily, I ran 1.6-1.8. Same applies if you've got a lot of muscle because you're overweight. Otherwise, get with your physician about why your kidneys may not be working to capacity. Very often it's meds -- ibuprofen is infamous. How's your BUN and urinalysis? Best wishes. ...Read more

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At what serum creatinine level would you need dialysis?

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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What to do if i wanted to know at what blood sugar level (in mmol/l) will i get diabetes?

What to do if i wanted to know at what blood sugar level (in mmol/l) will i get diabetes?

There is no: Level at which you "get" diabetes. It's a continuous progression from normal to Insulin resistance to prediabetes to diabetes. There are no sudden changes, just worsening over time. Get your education now and begin diet, exercise and weight loss before it's too late. Prevention is always better than trteatment. ...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 to do if my creatinine levels are 5.9?

Check with doc...: How long has it taken to reach 5.9 mg/dl and what is and are BUN (blood urea nitrogen) and electrolytes? And how has your overall clinical picture? If acute and modifiable, some improvement may take place; if chronic, likely you are on the course for dialysis and kidney transplant if feasible. So, check with your nephrologist for the best possible pertinent advice. ...Read more

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How do you tell if your kidney is starting to fail?

How do you tell if your kidney is starting to fail?

See below: The doctor can order a serum creatinine, and calculate the GFR [glomerular filtration rate] if the rate is lower than normal then your kidneys correspondingly are not clearing the blood of all waste generated. ...Read more

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What do you have to know before donating a kidney?

What do you have to know before donating a kidney?

See below: The doctors make sure you have 2kidneys, and in most cases no significant medical problems .Also blood group should be compatible. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my potassium serum is 5.9. do I need to worry.?

What do you suggest if my potassium serum is 5.9. do I need to worry.?

5.9 potassium: You need to speak to the physician (P) who ordered the blood test on you. If you have an elevated creatinine level, you may have a high potassium (K) due to chronic kidney disease. Other causes of a high K are drugs, such as ACE-I's. Less serious causes are high platelets or the blood being hemolyzed going into the test tube. Ask your P, as the P knows all the lab data and can give you an answer. ...Read more

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If you have low albumin and low creatinine, how do you feel?

Don't treat labs: Low Albumin makes me concerned about malnutrition first and foremost -- is your patient on a fad diet? Losing protein from gut disease? Having chronic inflammation or myeloma? Low creatinine is not a health problem, and is seem especially in skinny folks. ...Read more

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My glucose one hour test not fasting is 167. What do I need to do. Thank you.

My glucose one hour test not fasting is 167. What do I need to do.  Thank you.

Elevated glucose: It is good you are aware. First, adjust diet --- avoid sugar, breads, muffins, starches, desserts, pizza, and pasta. Minimize saturated fats. Eat only very lean meats, poultry, fish, and egg whites. Avoid high fructose drinks. Exercise daily. Achieve ideal weight. Consult dietitian. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my sgpt level is 308.0 and my sgot level is 118.0. what do I need to do to lower the enzyme levels?

What do you suggest if my sgpt level is 308.0 and my sgot level is 118.0. what do I need to do to lower the enzyme levels?

Liver damage: Thees are markers of liver damage, but don't tell the full story. You need to provide a full history of your risks (alcohol, toxins, metabolic state, exposures, etc.) and go from there to discover the likely cause of the damage so you can remove or treat it. In the interim, avoid things known to cause liver damage, like alcohol. ...Read more

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How can the bun/creatinine ratio tell you have dehydration?

How can the bun/creatinine ratio tell you have dehydration?

See below: An elevated BUN with normal creatinine and a ratio of [generally more than 18-20] occurs most commonly in dehydrated individuals and is not a sign of kidney damage.It may also occur in in certain other conditions like bleeding in the intestines, artificial nutrition intravenously of Amino Acids and use of steroids. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how high does your blood sugar have to be before you start to get ketones ?

Can you tell me how high does your blood sugar have to be before you start to get ketones ?

Ketones and BG: Not related very closely and everyone is individual. Can go up in hours if you do not eat anything. It is normal to do this. ...Read more

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My creatinine levels are up do I need to be concerned?

Yes: Talk to your Dr. Creatine is a logarithmic scale, so small increases can mean big changes in kidney function. Provider who ordered test should be able to tell you if within OK range for you or if concerning increase, and what to try to improve it. ...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