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TOPIC TITLE: How fast dialysis started?
Created On 1/18/05 4:24 PM
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Thank Him
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HI!
I Have a family member who has some kidney problems and the doc says that he will have to go on to dialysis or have a transplant soon. I want to know what is the normal number of the creatine when you have to start dialysis.


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1/18/05 5:45 PM
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I hope the following link would answer your question
should you have any more questions please feel free to post them

http://www.aakp.org/AAKP/Forms/ckdbook.pdf

you need Acrobat reader to view the link
 
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There really is no "normal number of the creatine when you have to start dialysis." It really varies from person to person. I happen to know someone who's creatinine climbed to 12 before needing dialysis, while another was sick enough to need dialysis/txp (transplant) by #3! Although your family member is going thru quite a rough time now, one can really be encouraged by the fact that there are many, many people who have successful txp's, B"H, and go on to lead healthy, normal lives. Refuah Shelaima! Please ask any more questions you may have


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The creatine level is only a measure of kidney function. I, too, have seen patients with creatine levels over 8 before starting dialysis. B"H, our bodies have an amazing ability to adapt to stresses placed on the normal functioning levels.
The doctor's decision to begin dialysis will probably depend on other factors such as overall function of the other systems and results of blood tests. Uremia, urea in the blood, *does* have system-wide effects, and that ultimately will be the determining factor in when to start dialysis. The doctor may also be deciding whether kidney function can be improved (eg, if the kidney malfunction is reversible) with medications.
Hashem should grant your relative a complete refuah sheleima b'soch shaar cholei yisroel.
 
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i had a kidney transplant 21 years and eight months. the last 2 years i had problems with a rise in creatinine. it kept going up and down and couple of times i was dehydrated and had to be admitted which brought my creatinine down. then i went to the progressive renal disease clinic and my creatine was up a little. i wasn't feeling to bad. my left ankle was swon up to my knee. but when the doctor checked my heart i had a pericardial friction rub and some fluid aaround the heart that necessited dialysis. that was my 2nd trasnplant i hope to go for my third.


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i started dialasys at 8.1 but i should have started sooner. once you know that you are going to need it , you should start. dialasys is actualy good for you.
 
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