Creatinine is a standard to assess patient’s kidney condition, and the higher patient’s creatinine level is, the severer the damage in kidney patient has. And for patients with late stage kidney disease, they may need dialysis to prolong his lifetime. While how high can creatinine go before patient needs dialysis?
What is the normal creatinine level for our body?
Creatinine is a metabolic waste of our body, which should be filtered out by kidney. On the other hand, our muscles produce creatinine continuously, so creatinine level in our blood can change in a stable range.
The normal creatinine level in man is 0.6~1.2mg/dL, and the normal creatinine level in woman is 0.5~1.1mg/dL.
How high can creatinine go before dialysis?
Our kidneys have strong metabolic ability and strong compensation, and that make us won’t have any health problem caused by kidney damage unless more than half kidney function is damaged.
What’s more, even through more than half kidney function is damaged, our serum creatinine level will not have obvious rise until the value reaches two thirds.
Generally speaking, when patient begins to go into stage 5 kidney disease, his doctor will recommend him to have dialysis. And when patient’s creatinine level is about 5mg/dL, he will also need dialysis. In fact, our body has strong tolerance to toxins and wastes in our blood, but different patients’ tolerance to them is also different. Some patients may need to begin dialysis when his creatinine reaches 5, and some patient may have no obvious discomfort even his creatinine reach much higher than this value, so he may begin dialysis a bit later.
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