High Creatinine Level

In patients with renal insufficiency, the following concerns are much more important than high creatinine. When kidney failure occurs, these complications can not only cause the elevation of creatinine, but also threaten the patients life.

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4 Symptoms Are More Important than Reducing Creatinine Level

2018-11-01 09:47

4 Symptoms Are More Important than Reducing Creatinine LevelIn patients with renal insufficiency, the following concerns are much more important than high creatinine. When kidney failure occurs, these complications can not only cause the elevation of creatinine, but also threaten the patient's life.

1. High blood potassium (hyperkalemia)

Hyperkalemia can lead to limb weakness, perioral paralysis, and accelerated deterioration of renal function, and even cardiac arrest and sudden death, which are very dangerous.

When the blood potassium reaches 5mmol/L, you should be on guard and talk with your doctor. It requires a low-potassium diet and may require treatment with potassium lowering drugs, such as 10% calcium gluconate or 5% calcium chloride intravenous infusion, diuretics, and β2 receptor agonists.

Since creatinine 186, kidney patients need to pay attention to their own electrolytes, not only blood potassium, but also calcium, phosphorus and so on.

2. High blood pressure (hypertension)

The harm of hypertension is twofold. It can harm both the kidney and life: hypertension can cause ischemic damage, sclerosis and fibrosis in the kidney and speed up the rate of renal failure. It can also cause vascular sclerosis, heart damage and cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, which are the biggest cause of death in patients with kidney failure or uremia.

It is suggested to buy an electronic sphygmomanometer whether you have hypertension or not to develop the habit of measuring blood pressure at home.

ACEI and ARBs are the best antihypertensive drug for kidney patients. If necessary, it is combined with calcium channel blockers (CCB) to reduce systolic blood pressure below 130.

Kidney patients should not be afraid of the side effects of blood pressure drugs, because those with major side effects have been eliminated. The commonly used ACEI, ARBs and CCBs have quite few side effects, even if they are taken for life.

3. Anemia

Renal anemia is common in patients with renal failure. Every organ, every cell in our body needs oxygen and red blood cells. Without these supplies, we will run out, so anemia can harm the whole body.

Kidney patients with anemia can eat moderate red lean meat to supplement iron appropriately. When necessary, to inject EPO so as to speed up the generation of red blood cells, and let hemoglobin rise between 100-115 g/L.

4. Acidosis

When kidney tissues are damaged, they can not regulate pH in the body. As a result, the acidity increases and the alkaline bicarbonate decreases. The patients with acidosis may have deep breathing, weakness, restlessness, lethargy, nausea and vomiting, etc. In severe cases, they may have high fever, convulsions, confusion and coma.

If you find yourself suffering from acidosis, you should inform your doctor in time. Alkalinization therapy, such as sodium bicarbonate supplementation, is needed to slow down the progress of renal function.

The above 4 symptoms are more important than lowering creatinine level, so do not only pay attention to your creatinine level. For more information on kidney failure treatment, please leave a message below or contact online doctor.

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