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When Should Kidney Disease Patient Take Dialysis

2016-11-28 16:14

In general, after the creatinine level goes to high level the doctor will recommend dialysis to the patient, but there is no direct relationship between creatinine level and dialysis. Only a creatinine level is not enough to decide whether dialysis is needed or not.

In general, dialysis will be recommended when the creatinine level has increased to about 707umol/L. Of course, nothing is absolute in this world. We see in the clinical that some cases have not started dialysis even though their creatinine level has already reached 1000umol/L, while some cases have already begun dialysis when their creatinine levels just reached to 270umol/L.

However, if kidney disease patients have severe swelling, difficult in breathing, nausea and vomiting and other complications which make them feel not very well or can be life-threatening, then dialysis should be started earlier.

From the above we can know that there is no direct relationship between creatinine level and dialysis. So as a patient if you want to know whether you should take dialysis or not, you can ask your doctor, they can give you the good advice.


Dialysis as one of the most common treatments of kidney failure, it can prolong patient’s life span and improve their life quality to some degree, but it also will bring some side effects. So i don’t recommend patient to take it too early. If possible, i hope the patient can live a quality life without dialysis.

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