Three Things Should Be Done Before Creatinine Level Goes up
Kidney disease can be divided into 4 stages according to creatinine levels:
Renal function compensatory stage: creatinine 133 umol/L-177 umol/L
Renal function decompensatory stage: creatinine 186 umol/L-442 umol/L
Kidney Failure stage: creatinine 443 umol/L-707 umol/L
End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD): creatinine over 707 umol/L.
Serum creatinine is an important indicator to judge renal function and the severity of disease, and it also affects the progression of disease. Therefore, the control of creatinine elevation is an important factor in the treatment of kidney disease.
The first two stages are the turning points of whether nephropathy will develop to uremia. If we can seize these two opportunities, the renal function can be kept before the stage of kidney failure, and uremia can be avoided.
Then what should be done before creatinine level goes up and keep kidney function stable?
-To prevent the residual kidney cells from dying
The reason why kidney function becomes poorer and poorer is that kidney becomes fibrosis and sclerosis, and kidney cells have dead. To prevent the disease from getting worse, it is necessary to fundamentally protect the remaining kidney cells.
First, to prevent infection. Both acute and chronic infections can speed up the inflammation of the kidney, producing large amounts of toxins that damage cells. And to prevent infections, you should promote immunity, and pay attention to daily hygiene and do regular immune related tests. Second, to relieve renal ischemia and anoxia, and provide good space for cell recovery. Traditional Chinese Medicine can be chosen to dredge kidney blood vessel first, alleviate kidney arterial hypertension state, defer the aggravation of kidney function.
-To bring proteinuria under 1g
Proteinuria is associated with the whole development of nephropathy and is more sensitive than creatinine. Importantly, it can speed up kidney failure. It requires to lower proteinuria lower than 1g if you want to avoid the continuous damage of proteinuria to kidney function.
The method that reduces albuminuria basically is medicaments treatment + dietary management, and the effect can be more apparent. For kidney patients with creatinine lower than 265 umol/L, the first choice of drugs is ACEI or ARBs and steroids, which play a role in lowering proteinuria and protecting renal function. Most kidney patients can choose steroids + immunosuppressants, which can stabilize proteinuria if used for long term. For patients sensitive to steroids, the combination of steroids and Chinese medicine can be chosen. Chinese medicine is mild with few side effects and can assist in lowering proteinuria.
Dietary management has said a lot before, and the important point is: low amount of high quality protein diet!
-To control blood pressure under 130/80
High blood pressure can add insult to injury, which will not only aggravate the water and sodium retention, but also aggravate the increase of glomerular pressure, aggravate the necrosis of kidney tissue, so improving hypertension is very critical to the control of kidney function and creatinine lowering.
To lower blood pressure, you should do a good job in medication, diet and review. Besides, you should keep an optimistic attitude, take good care of your own body, avoid staying, smoking, drinking, sedentary, unlimited diet, and other behaviors that damage kidneys.
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