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Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a group of disorders that result from the formation and progressive enlargement of cysts in the kidneys without dysplasia, usually leading to renal failure.

Two Principles for Lowering Creatinine Level and Avoid Kidney Failure

2018-11-17 06:37

Two Principles for Lowering Creatinine Level and Avoid Kidney FailureClinically, creatinine is often seen as an indicator of kidney disease deterioration. At this time, not only creatinine, but also urea, uric acid, blood lipid and other wastes build up in the blood, which can cause further kidney damage, leading to kidney failure eventually. Here are two of the most critical principles for lowering creatinine and avoiding kidney failure:

1. Lowering urinary protein and stabilizing blood pressure are equally important with reducing creatinine.

Before the occurrence of creatinine elevation, most patients have proteinuria and high blood pressure, which are also the common factors that contribute to the rise of creatinine.

To lower blood pressure, medication should be taken for long term, such as ACEI or ARBs, and meanwhile pay attention to salt restriction and appropriate exercise; To lower proteinuria, the most commonly used drugs are steroids.

2. To effectively reduce creatinine level, detoxification and kidney protection should be done.

As we referred in the beginning, when creatinine level increases, a large amount of toxins will accumulate in the blood. If you simply lower creatinine value rather than all the toxins, it has no significance for kidney function recovery.

If we want to achieve the goal of detoxification, protect renal function and lower creatinine level, we can combine the use of niaoduqing and aixite and Chinese medicine to repair kidneys so as to achieve the goal of activating blood circulation, removing stasis, strengthening resistance and detoxification.

Here's a prescription for lowering creatinine:

Astragalus (Huangqi) 30g, rhizoma smilacis glabrae (Tufuling) 15g, Schisandra chinensis (Wuweizi) 15g, wolfberry (Gouqi) 15g, rhubarb (dahuang) 10g, wax gourd peel (Dongguapi) 30g. Decoct with water, and drink it every day. This can help achieve the purpose of detoxification and kidney protection. (Note: Different patients have different medical condition, so syndrome differentiation is needed).

In addition, when creatinine reaches 707 umol/L, dialysis may have to done. In fact, whether dialysis is started or not does not only depend on creatinine level.

Clinically, "the glomerular filtration rate is lower than 10ml/min" is taken as the criterion. In addition, dialysis should also be considered when severe complications such as oliguria or even anuria, anemia, hyperkalemia, heart failure, convulsions and lethargy occur.

The above information is written by Shirley Lee, and medically reviewed by Professor Zhan Yongli, who is good at treating kidney failure. If you want to consult any questions on kidney failure treatment, please leave a message below.

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