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What Does Creatinine 4.9 Mean for a FSGS Patient

What Does Creatinine 4.9 Mean for a FSGS Patient“My husband has FSGS. His creatinine level is rising and now it is 4.9. What does this mean?” This is a question posed by a 53 years old lady whose husband was diagnosed with Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis. If you has similar confusion with her, this article will be worth reading.

1. What is creatinine and what is the normal range?

Creatinine is a substance that is produced when meat is metabolized in our body. Creatinine not only exists in blood, but also in urine, because excess creatinine in blood is excreted out through kidney. In our daily life, the meat consumption in our body is stable, so serum creatinine is always kept in a stable range 0.5-1.2 mg/dL. Urine creatinine refers to creatinine that is excreted out by kidney and it usually fluctuates within the range 40-130mg/dL.

2. What does creatinine level 4.9 mean for FSGS patients?

FSGS is a kidney problem that can cause progressive decline of kidney function. Since kidney is in charge of excreting excess creatinine in blood, so when kidney function is affected, serum creatinine level increases. Creatinine 4.9 is several times higher than the reference value, and it means kidney function has been impaired severely.

Besides, creatinine is just one of the wastes produced in our body. Creatinine belongs to small molercular substance which can pass through kidney freely. When kidney fails to clear creatinine away from blood, it means kidney can not excrete other wastes well. Therefore, for FSGS patients, creatinine 4.9 also indicates there is high levels of toxins in their blood.

3. How to reduce creatinine 4.9 with FSGS?

Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is suggested to help FSGS patients reduce creatinine 4.9. This treatment is mentioned not because it can work on high creatinine level directly, but because it can help to improve kidney function. In cases of FSGS, kidney function declines as glomeruli are affected and can not perform filtration function. Therefore, only when injured glomeruli are repaired, can lost kidney function be regained. Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is a treatment based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). In this treatment, Chinese medicines are used externally, the purpose of which is to avoid possible side effects caused by oral admistration like stomach upset. With this treatment, FSGS can not be cured, but some glomeruli which are injured mildly can be repaired. Therefore, kidney function can be improved with this therapy. Just as we have mentioned above, creatinine is excreted out of the blood through kidney, so when kidney function is increased, creatinine 4.9 is lowed down successfully.

Hope the above information is helpful for you. If you have any other questions on kidney disease or want to get more personalized and professional treatment suggestions, please leave a message below.

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