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Is there a treatment for high creatinine other than dialysis?

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Dr. James Cain
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. James Cain
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Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
1 doctor agrees

In brief: NO

Dialysis remains the likely treatment choice when your creatinine is high and experiencing symptoms like excessive fluid, nausea and decreased appetite.
If you are medically stable and can find a donor, renal transplant also is a viable option.

In brief: NO

Dialysis remains the likely treatment choice when your creatinine is high and experiencing symptoms like excessive fluid, nausea and decreased appetite.
If you are medically stable and can find a donor, renal transplant also is a viable option.
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
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