Creatinine is the by-product of muscle metabolism and is discharged by the kidneys as a kind of waste. Normally, creatinine leve is 0.5-1.1mg/dl for females and 0.6-1.2mg/dl for males. However, when it raises to 5.8, is there any effects on the body health?
What does mean of creatinine level 5.8?
Obviously, creatinine 5.8 has largely exceeded the normal level which means severe damage on the kidneys. Because only when the GFR reduces to 50 % of the normal one, does serum creatinine begin to increase quickly. Patients with this level may have progressed into Stage 4 CKD, which is characterized with severely decreased glomerular filtration rate (GFR) of 15-29ml/min. In the stage, aside from high creatiinine level, patients may also suffer from high blood pressure, swelling, proteinuria, blood in urine, fatigue, anemia, cardiovascular diseases, digestive problems, various infections and so on.
What are the effects of serum creatinine 5.8?
To be frank, when creatinine level exceeds 5ml/dl, dialysis may be recommended by doctors. Because your damaged kidneys have already failed to filter blood. Dialysis can help damaged kidney discharge extra wastes and toxins from the blood. But it cannot repair kidney damage. On the contrary, patients may also experience some adverse effects of dialysis, like low blood pressure, nausea, vomiting, poor appetite, muscle cramp, fatigue and so on.
In addition, patients should do some changes on their diet and lifestyles. On the one hand, patients are required to have a low-protein, low sodium and high vitamins diet, so as to reduce the workload of the kidneys, on the other hand, patients should avoid intensive and strenuous exercise so as to reduce the metabolism of creatine phosphate in muscle.
If your creatinine level cannot be lowered by the methods above, you should seek an effective medical treatment to repair kidney damages and improve renal function. So Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is recommended to you. It is a new Chinese herbal medicine application which can repair injured renal cells. The treatment mechanism of this therapy is to prevent kidney fibrosis, repair damaged renal intrinsic cells and rebuild the normal kidney structure. So there is no doubt that high creatinine level will be naturally lowered with the recovery of renal function.
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