Is There Really A Way to Reduce Creatinine in the World
Is there really a way to reduce creatinine in the world?
Patients who have developed Kidney Failure often look for ways to reduce serum creatinine. It seems that in many patients with kidney disease, there is a way to reduce creatinine in the world. After the treatment, the creatinine level will decrease and the renal function will increase.
Unfortunately, there is not such a way in the world.
Serum creatinine = kidney function??
Kidney patients want to know how to reduce serum creatinine, because they think that serum creatinine = renal function. They are similar, but they must not be equated.
Do you know what kidney function is?
Renal function mainly refers to the ability of the kidney to filter toxins and wastes from the blood and form urine.
How to measure this ability of the kidney?
Inulin used in scientific research is not discussed. The most accurate method is to measure directly by physical methods: inject small doses of radionuclides into human blood, and observe the distribution of radionuclides in the kidney, that is, ECT examination. It can help get the glomerular filtration rate (GFR), which is how much urine the kidneys have filtered out of the blood.
ECT has many advantages, but its disadvantages are also great: expensive. Patients who need it usually do it once a year.
How can we know how much kidney function is in the daily? If we can get blood by chemical test and test the accumulation of toxins in blood, we can also know the kidney function indirectly. Thus, there are methods for the determination of urea nitrogen, creatinine and cystatin C. Although they are not as accurate as physical methods, they are cheap and most commonly used.
Therefore, I often tell my patients there are a lot of ways to lower your creatinine level, but your kidney function does not get improved or even becomes worse.
Can serum creatinine be really reduced?
The idea of creatinine lowering in the mind of kidney patients is actually to improve the renal function along with it. But this method does not exist.
Most of the cases of creatinine decrease are the special cases of acute progress. Infection, ischemia, hypertension, drug damage, disease active period and so on lead to temporary decline of renal function and temporary increase of serum creatinine, which can be considered as temporary failure of kidney cells.
In chronic renal failure, kidney cells are not sick, but necrotic. Reducing creatinine needs to restore kidney function, so it needs to resurrect dead kidney cells, which is just like reviving dead people. At present, human technology is absolutely impossible.
Therefore, patients with renal failure need not only to lower creatinine, but stabilize creatinine, through treatment to improve the internal environment of the kidney: blood volume, toxin levels, electrolytes, blood pressure, blood lipids, blood sugar, various inflammatory cytokines and so on, so as to protect the remaining renal function.
In fact, the toxicity of creatinine is very small, much less than urea nitrogen. The real harm in patients with renal failure is gnarls, indoles and other toxins. In clinical treatment, we sometimes reduce creatinine and other toxins in the blood by various methods. This is to protect the kidney from toxins and to make the patient's condition stable, rather than trying to reverse renal function and cure renal failure.
All in all, the real hope for renal failure is not to reduce creatinine, but to protect the existing renal function and keep serum creatinine stable. For more information on high creatinine treatment, please leave a message below or contact online doctor.
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