Creatinine is one of the indicators of kidney function. Bu it is not the direct and only one. Dialysis is the method that commonly used in clinic for patients with kidney failure. Many patients asked that should I have dialysis with creatinine 4.1.
In fact, whether you need dialysis or not depend on many factors. Creatinine level is just one of them. Creatinine 4.1 is above the normal level, which is 0.6-1.2 ml/dl in male and 0.5-1.1ml/dl. Because of the compensatory ability, the creatinine level will not increase until half of the kidney function loses.
Normally, creatinine 4.1 do not need dialysis if you have no serious complication, like nausea, vomiting, swelling, high blood pressure and other discomforts. But if you have these problems, you need start dialysis. You should consult your doctor for whether you need dialysis.
Other factors should also be taken into consideration along with creatinine. In the following conditions, dialysis is suggested.
If you potassium is above 7mmol/L and serum blood urea nitrogen is above 54mmol/L. Some complications like high blood pressure, heavy swelling, nausea and vomiting may also indicate dialysis.
But if you still have some urine output and no swelling and other serious complications, even your creatinine reaches 8 or 9, dialysis can be put off.
I can not exactly say that whether creatinine 4.1 need dialysis or not, because not only creatinine, many factors should be considered.
However, dialysis is not the only choice. Though dialysis can alleviate symptoms, and lower high creatinine level, it has no effect on improving kidney function. So besides dialysis, you can seek other alternatives, such as Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy.
All in all, whether you should have dialysis with creatinine 4.1 depends on your own physical condition and the illness condition. You can send your test report to firstname.lastname@example.org, so that I get a better information about your condition and make you some suggestions.
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