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Should I Begin Dialysis with GFR 18 and Creatinine 4.8

Posted: by Dr.Zhao      Time: 2014-07-04 09:37

Topics: Dialysis GFR

Details: I have had high creatinine level when I was born. Now, I am 30 years old, and my creatinine level is 4.8 and GFR is 18 ml/min. Should I begin dialysis?

Expert Answer

GFR 18 ml/min indicates your kidney disease has progressed into stage 4. This is the last stage that patients can live safely without kidney replacement therapy or kidney repairing therapy. That is to say, you still don’t need to begin dialysis with GFR 18 and creatinine 4.8, if you don’t have severe complications such as acidosis, hyperkalemia, lung swelling, and so on.

To avoid dialysis with GFR 18, the urgent thing you need to do is to protect your remaining kidney functioning tissues from damage and try to repair your damaged kidney cells. In Shijiazhuang Kidney Disease Hospital, we mainly use Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy and Clear Blood Pollution Therapy to achieve these goals.

Clear Blood Pollution Therapy can help normalize blood circulation and rebuild kidney structure, while Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy can extend blood vessels, provide enough blood and oxygen for the recovery of damaged kidney cells, and prevent the relapse of kidney disease. Finally, your overall health condition can be improved successfully, and you don’t need to live with dialysis.

However, not all kidney patients can get these two treatments. To learn whether you can use them, you had better tell us more about your illness condition or email your latest test report to

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