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Do I Need Dialysis with Creatinine 7.2

Questions: On the blood tests, my creatinine level is 7.2. I am now suffering from polycystic kidney disease. My doctor asked me to do dialysis. Do I need dialysis with creatinine 7.2?

Answers: I am glad to receive your email. Firstly, you need to know the normal level of creatinine. It is 0.5-1.3 for man and 0.6-1.2 for woman. Your creatinine 7.2 is far above the normal level. Since you are experiencing polycystic kidney disease, the cysts may have already affect your kidney functions. At normal circumstance, the creatinine will be filtered out by kidneys. But if the kidney is damaged, the creatinine will accumulate in blood, leading to high creatinine level.

Dialysis can help discharge the waste products and toxins in blood. But not all patients with high creatinine level need dialysis. It depends on many factors. If you have no obvious symptoms, like sleepiness, muscle cramps, nausea and vomiting, even if your creatinine level reaches to 8, dialysis can be be put off. But if you have serious primary disease and with severe symptoms, you need dialysis immediately, especially when your serum potassium level is surpass 6.5mmol/l.

What is your condition now? You can send your medical report to, I will make you more suggestions after get well known about your illness condition. But here I recommend that your should start from treating polycystic kidney disease. Next time, I will send your some specific natural remedies for your condition.

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