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What Does A Creatinine Level of 3.7 Mean

2014-03-30 10:35| Font Size A A A

For people with kidney disease, they are no strangers to creatinine level. However, if this value increases to 3.7, what does it mean? If you are suffering from this or similar experiences, this article is really worth your reading.

A basic information of serum creatinine

Similar to blood urea nitrogen, creatinine is commonly used to measure the condition of your kidneys. Normally, it can be controlled at a reasonable value(about 0.5-1.2mg/dL). However, when elevated creatinine level occurs, at least 50% kidney function has been lost.

What does creatinine 3.7 mean?

It is obvious that creatinine 3.7 is higher than the reasonable value. Medically speaking, it indicates moderate decline in GFR and stage 3 CKD. Accompanied with effective treatments, lifestyle changes, healthy diet, etc, this condition can be reversed. However, if this value continue to increase, it will be hard to reverse it, especially in stage 4 CKD or ESRD.

Does creatinine 3.7 needs dialysis?

Generally speaking, people with creatinine 3.7 do not need to undergo dialysis. However, when it increases to 5, dialysis may be recommended by the doctors to help excrete metabolic products, toxins and purify blood.

What can patients do to lower creatinine 3.7?

1. Under some circumstances, drugs including diuretics, ketosteril or uremic clearance granule, etc will be used to detoxification.

2. In daily life, sufferers also need to follow a balanced diet to lighten the strain of kidneys, such as, avoid creatinine supplements, low-salt diet, low-protein diet and so on. For more info, please click the Online Doctor on the right side.

3. Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy to improve kidney function. As mentioned above, creatinine is associated with decline of renal function to a large extent. When kidneys can work normal, creatinine 3.7 can be lowered gradually. Any follow-up questions, you are welcomed to fill in the form below.



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