What does creatinine level 5 indicate?
Creatinine is formed as the end-product of creatine metabolism and is filtered through the kidney. This is why creatinine level is a measure to reflect kidney functions.
Creatinine level 5 is a pretty high dangerous level, which means that much byproducts and wastes build up in the body. Normally, creatinine levels 5 means patients have stepped into CKD (Chronic Kidney Disease) Stage 3.
In Stage 3 CKD, the patient has kidney damage with a moderate decrease in the GFR of 30-59 ml/min. As kidney function declines waste products can build up in the blood causing a condition known as “uremia.” In this stage, the person may experience complications of kidney disease, such as high blood pressure, anemia and some symptoms may show, including fatigue, frequency urination, kidney pain and sleep problems.
Do I need dialysis with creatinine level 5?
5 is quite a high creatinine level and patient may need to take dialysis later on. however, whether the patient will start dialysis or not is based on the whole assessment of his or her other blood values, such as raised urea and potassium levels and the symptoms are severe or not.
If the patient feels sick, irritable, unable to eat and shortness of breath etc, he/she is expected to take the dialysis.
What are the recommended treatments?
Talk with your doctor whether dialysis is necessary, for such a treatment can help remove many toxins from the body right away.
If patient suffers from severe complications, such as high blood pressure or anemia, modern drugs need to be added, for it can restrict the rapid progression of complications.
Chinese herbal medicine should be suggested for it can alleviate the underlying kidney disease and improve renal functions. In this way, creatinine levels can be reduced from the root.
The conjunctive treatment of Chinese medicine and western medicine will take great effects in both symptoms and underlying kidney disease. Thereby, dangerous creatinine level can go back to normal from the root. If you want to know more, you can send your creatinine levels and other blood values to email@example.com. We will reply detailed guideline.