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When Does Creatinine Level Become Alarming in FSGS

When Does Creatinine Level Become Alarming in FSGSCreatinine level in blood is always used as an indicator to help decide whether dialysis is required. For this reason, almost all the FSGS patients concern about their creatinine level so that they can make preparation for dialysis in advance. In cases of FSGS, creatinine level keeps decreasing with the decrease of kidney function. Therefore, if FSGS can not be controlled timely, creatinine level will increase to a very high level. Well, when does creatinine level becomes alarming in FSGS?

Creatinine is a waste that is generated from muscle metabolism. It belongs to small molecular substance, so it can pass through kidney regularly. For this reason, it can be used to reflect kidney function. Kidney is a bean-shaped organ which is composed of millions of nephron. In the initial stage of FSGS, only a very small part of nephron is damaged. Under such a condition, the residual kidney tissues are strong enough to help to maintain a normal life. Therefore, in early stage of FSGS, creatinine level still stays in the normal range. However, with the deterioration of illness, more and more kidney tissues are injured. Creatinine produced in the body can not be excreted timely and successfully. At that time, creatinine level begins to increase. It is said creatinine level does not increase until a half of kidney function is impaired. This is the reason why slight high creatinine level is also alarming.

Creatinine level is an important indicator for kidney condition. Normal creatinine level should range from 0.5 to 1.3mg/dL. High creatinine level not only indicates poor kidney condition, but also means there are lots of toxins which should have been excreted through, in kidney blood. Therefore, dialysis is usually recommended for FSGS patients to purify blood and protect their internal organs when creatinine level in blood is increased to be higher than 5.

Lastly, getting high creatinine level lowered down is the common pursuit of all the FSGS patients. However, it should not be the final purpose. Creatinine increases due to impairment of kidney function, so getting kidney function improved is the only solution to live far away from dialysis and kidney transplant.

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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