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Kidney Failure with Creatinine 7.1: Is Dialysis Needed

2014-02-05 22:58| Font Size A A A

When should one start dialysis? This is one of the most concerned questions among patients with kidney disease. Is dialysis needed when you progress into kidney failure and with creatinine 7.1? You will get more information through the following introduction.

Kidney failure with creatinine 7.1

When kidney is damaged, the ability of filtering the waste products will decline. Creatinine is the by-product of muscle and it should be filtered out by kidneys to keep the blood clean. With the damage of kidney function, creatinine will accumulate in blood day by day.

In kidney failure, the kidney function is severely damaged and someone only owns 15% kidney function or even less. Creatinine 7.1 is higher than the normal level, which is 0.5-1.2 mg/dl. Dialysis is the common treatment for kidney failure and high creatinine level. But not all the patients need dialysis in this condition.

Is dialysis needed in kidney failure with creatinine 7.1?

Not all the patients in kidney failure with high creatinine level need dialysis. If you have no obvious symptoms, and creatinine 7.1 causes no problems, like sleepiness, fatigue, nausea, vomits, there is no need to do dialysis.

However, if you are troubled by obvious symptoms, you need to do further checks and maybe you should start dialysis. Because of different illness condition and physical condition, the symptoms vary from people to people. You are welcomed to send your medical report to, the kidney expert will give you detailed reply according to your specific conditions.

Proper and adequate dialysis can help relieve some symptoms and control the progression of the disease. What’s more, the primary disease will be controlled with dialysis. If you do not start dialysis when it is necessary, you may run more risks of developing complications, such as hyperkalemia and heart failure. Any questions about kidney failure and whether dialysis is needed or not? Please leave a message below. I will give you a reply as soon as possible!

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