BUN (blood urea nitrogen), creatinine as well as GFR (glomerular filtration rate) are the indicators to measure renal function. One patient’s test reports show that BUN is 36mg/dL, creatinine level is 3.50mg/dL and GFR is only 15ml/min. Under such a condition, should the patient do dialysis? Let’s discuss here!
What dose GFR 15 mean?
According to partition of kidney disease stages, person with GFR 15 definitely has been in Stage 5 CKD or Kidney Failure stage. In the condition, patients lose most of renal function so that a series symptoms and complications occur, threatening patients’ life. Generally speaking, when GFR is below 15, then, patients are suggested to receive Dialysis treatment.
The analysis of BUN 36 and creatinine 3.50
Blood urea nitrogen and creatinine are the metabolic waste products that should be discharged out of the body by the healthy kidneys. The normal range of BUN is about 7-20mg/dl for adults; normal creatinine level ranges from 0.5-1.2mg/dl for adults. As for BUN 36 and creatinine 3.5, they are both higher than the normal range. In general, they won’t increase until half of renal function has been damaged, not mention to GFR 15.
Well then, should you start dialysis with the conditions?
Actually, whether you should do dialysis or not depends on your specific illness conditions. In western countries, when patient’s GFR is below 15ml/min, and patient will need dialysis to remove the accumulated wastes and toxins in his blood, or else they can cause severe damage to patient’s body. Because they have no better ways than dialysis.
However, in China, you can try alternative treatments!
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is good at this aspect, because a major theory of TCM is it aims at improving patient’s self-repairing ability to treat patient’s disease. Besides, Micro-chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is a therapy that combines TCM and modern medical technology, which aims at treating kidney disease. It makes TCM work more effective and direct, and it is very helpful for improving patient’s kidney function. When kidenys work better and better, increased creatinine level can be brought down spontaneously.
Thereby, choosing appropriate treatment is very important in improving kidney function, which can help avoid dialysis. If you are interested in Chinese treatments, you can email to us at email@example.com or add my Whatsapp +8615226572289 for learning more details!