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Does High Creatinine Level Mean You Need A Kidney Transplant

Does High Creatinine Level Mean You Need A Kidney TransplantFor patients with kidney disease, high creatinine is often a dangerous sign of their kidney condition. As we know, if kidney damage has progressed into a certain stage, renal patients will need dialysis to prolong their lifetime. While, does high creatinine level mean you need a kidney transplant?

Why does renal patient have high creatinine?

Creatinine level in our body can be affected by many facts, but when their creatinine level is caused by kidney damage, it will be continuous, and that will be a dangerous sign.

Kidney has strong metabolic ability and strong compensation. In fact, for patient with kidney disease, their disease will damage their kidney function, while their creatinine level will not be above normal until more than half kidney function has been damaged.

Does high creatinine level mean renal patient need a kidney transplant?

As we have said, creatinine level will not be higher than normal unless kidney function has been damaged severely. So, if renal patient has high creatinine, does it mean patient need kidney transplant ?

In fact, it does not. Creatinine level will not be higher than normal until more than half kidney function has been damaged. Besides, as patient’s kidney function goes down, their creatinine level will be higher and higher, so creatinine is a reflection of patient’s kidney condition. What’s more, patient will not have obvious high creatinine level until more than two thirds kidney function has been damaged. And when patient’s creatinine level has reached to 5, that may mean patient’s kidney function has been damaged so serious that it can not guarantee patient’s body health, and patient will need dialysis or kidney transplant to prolong his lifetime.

Thereby, patient with high creatinine may need kidney transplant, but it does not mean high creatinine means patient needs kidney transplant.

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