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What To Do When Creatinine Suddenly Increases to 5.6 from 3.2

Posted:by kidneytc  Time:2014-07-11 14:17

Topics: CKD Treatment Creatinine

Details: Creatinine level of my father is increased suddenly from 3.2 to 5.6. Now what to do?

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 Hi, thanks for emailing us. As for your father, he is in a very dangerous condition, as his serum creatinine increases too fast. Creatinine 3.2 indicates his illness is in CKD stage 3, but now his creatinine is as high as 5.6, which means he is in End Stage Kidney Disease. Also, sudden increase of serum creatinine means he is experiencing one or some risky factors like infection, cold and so on. Cold and infection are the leading two factors that cause quick deterioration of illness or acute kidney failure. That is the reason why CKD patients need to avoid cold and infection effectively.

As for your father, since his illness develops quickly, so he needs to:

1. Find out the risky factor and take some measures to deal with it

Many factors can cause quick deterioration of kidney problem such as cold, infection and improper usage of some medicine. Your father needs to find out the real reason why his illness runs so fast, and then some measures to get this factor removed.

2. Get all the symptoms under control

CKD is a problem regarding kidney, but it can cause elevation of blood pressure, proteinuria and anemia. Although these health tissues are resulted from kidney problem, if left uncontrolled, they will in turn damage kidney. Therefore, remember to remind your father of bringing these symptoms under control.

3. Start dialysis when necessary

If your father is experiencing symptoms like severe skin itching, vomiting and pulmonary edema, he needs to do dialysis as soon as possible, so as to avoid further healthy tissues. However, if he has no symptoms at all, dialysis can be delayed.

4. A well-plan diet

Creatinine 5.6 means kidney function has been impaired severely. In such a case, foods he eat must be good or harmless to kidney; otherwise, dialysis or kidney transplant will be the only two life-sustaining methods.

5. Take treatment to improve kidney function

Although his illness has developed into end stage, but if there is still chance for him to improve kidney function. Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is just such a treatment method. (Consult our online doctors to get more detailed information about Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy for Kidney Failure)

Lastly, you can send your father’s test report to , our nephrologists will reply you with more practical and detailed suggestions after analysis of his illness condition.

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