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PKD & Kidney Cysts

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.

Does Elevated Serum Creatinine Mean Kidney Failure

2015-03-12 07:00

Does Elevated Serum Creatinine Mean Kidney FailureCreatinine is a test reflecting how well your kidneys are working. Does elevated serum creatinine mean Kidney Failure? Let’s see the truth. Any questions, please email to us at

What is serum creatinine?

Creatinine is the chemical waste produced from muscle metabolism. This substance releases into the blood and filtered our by kidneys in urine.

What does high serum creatinine mean?

There are several reasons of high creatinine level: dehydration, congestive heart failure, urinary tract obstruction, too much intake of meats and kidney damage.

Therefore, simple elevated serum creatinine doesn’t definitely mean Kidney Failure.

What is Kidney Failure?

It may indicate Chronic Kidney Failure, which develops within years, or End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). ESRD is not an independent kidney disease, but a group of symptoms when chronic kidney disease develops into end stage. It is characterized by glomerular filtration rate (GFR) below 15%. Compared with serum creatinine, GFR level is more acute for renal function test.

What are the symptoms of Kidney Failure?

Here, I mean Kidney Failure as ESRD. When that happens, people may experience the following symptoms:


-Swelling in hands, legs or ankles



-High blood pressure

-Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea

-Sleep disorder that is always related to restless leg syndrome

-Itchy skin

-Muscle cramps

Since cases are different from person to person, other patients may experience various symptoms. You need immediate treatment to prolong the lifespan.

Treatment for Kidney Failure

-Dialysis plays an important role in controlling symptoms by reducing dialysis.

-Stem Cell Therapy is a new treatment for Kidney Failure. It is convenient and safe for patients.

-Chinese herbs are usually used in our hospital. The key effect of these medicines is to improve blood circulation and repair damaged renal tissues, thus protecting and enhancing renal function.

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