Damaged Kidneys Do Not Function Properly.?
Good afternoon, I want to ask what to do if creatinine is high 17.9 in addition to dialysis?
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Creatinine is a chemical waste produced from muscle metabolism. A small percentage of creatinine is also produced by the body when you consume excessive meat. If the kidneys are functioning properly, this creatinine will be filtered along with the rest of the metabolism and then excreted in urine.
Normal creatinine levels in the blood can range from 0.84 to 1.21 mg / dL. The increase in creatinine levels usually does indicate a disruption of kidney function, especially chronic kidney disease that often occurs associated with hypertension and diabetes. Not only that, creatinine levels in the blood can also increase due to side effects of certain drugs, excessive consumption of certain types of food, rhabdomyolysis, or also urinary tract obstruction. If this condition is found, often the doctor will confirm it by doing a more detailed examination to evaluate kidney function, for example creatinine clearance, blood urea nitrogen, BUN-creatinine ratio, electrolyte levels in the blood, and so on. Some other supporting tests, such as urine tests, x-rays, ultrasound, renograms, etc. can also be done by doctors if deemed necessary.
The best treatment to reduce creatinine levels that increase dramatically can be done with dialysis (hemodialysis). In addition, it can also be prescribed several types of drugs according to the types of kidney disorders that arise, the patient's general health condition, as well as complaints experienced by patients. This treatment needs to be balanced with natural treatments, such as:
Limit excessive physical activity
Do not consume supplements containing creatine (for example, supplements to increase muscle mass and increase stamina)
Reduce consumption of foods containing protein, such as red meat, milk and processed products, tofu, tempeh
Increase consumption of fiber-rich foods, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains
Drink enough water (as your doctor recommends)
Control diseases that increase your risk of kidney problems, for example if you are a sufferer of hypertension and / or diabetes
That's all our explanation. For more details, you can consult directly with a doctor or a specialist in kidney disease and hypertension at the nearest health facility.
I hope this helps.