Creatinine blood test gives information about how well your kidneys are working. If there is a problem with your kidneys, creatinine can build up in the blood and less creatinine will be released in urine. Creatinine levels above/below normal range can be an indication of kidney disease.
A glomerular filtration rate (GFR) test estimates how much blood passes each minute through Glomeruli (tiny kidney filters). It is used to diagnose kidney disease at an early stage, when it is most treatable. GFR also helps in determining chronic kidney disease (CKD) or other conditions that may cause kidney damage.
This test compares the creatinine level in urine with the creatinine level in blood. It requires both a blood sample and 24 hours’ urine sample to ensure accurate test results.Based on the reports of above lab tests, individualized course is drawn up to ensure optimum drug response for prompt relief to the aggrieved patient..
With a large number of people suffering from uncontrolled blood sugar levels or high blood pressure, the cases of High Creatinine Levels are on the rise. Kidneys help in maintaining the blood pressure, keeping the electrolyte balance and generation of red blood corpuscles in the body. The kidneys begin to malfunction when the it become porous and start leaking out the proteins in the urine. Symptoms like Loss of appetite, weight loss, nausea and difficulty in urination, High levels of potassium in the blood, Very high blood sugars, Blood in urine, Low level of proteins in the blood, High levels of creatine and blood urea, Presence of proteins in the urine, etc. are some of the indications of High Creatine Levels which if not given immediate medical care, will lead to Kidney failure conditions.
Glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is the best measure of kidney function. The GFR is the number used to figure out a person’s stage of kidney disease and indicates the level of kidney function. It varies according to age, race and gender of the person.
Doctors use eGFR (Estimated glomerular filtration rate), along with other tests, to diagnose kidney disease and determine which stage you're in and to track the progression of kidney disease.
Your kidneys filter wastes and excess fluids from your blood, which are then excreted in your urine. When your kidneys lose their filtering capabilities, dangerous levels of fluid, electrolytes and wastes can build up in your body.
In order to determine whether the kidneys are functioning normally, a test called “Creatinine Clearance Test” is performed. This test ascertains that at which rate the creatinine is cleared from the blood by the kidneys. In case, the kidneys do not remove enough creatinine, the level of creatinine in the blood will rise eventually.
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) refers to five stages of kidney damage, from very mild damage in stage 1 to complete kidney failure in stage 5. The stages of kidney disease are based on how well the kidneys can filter waste and extra fluid out of the blood. In the early stages of kidney disease, your kidneys are still able to filter out waste from your blood. In the later stages, your kidneys must work harder to get rid of waste and may stop working altogether. For determining how well your kidneys filter waste from your blood is by the estimated glomerular filtration rate, or eGFR. Your eGFR is a number that is based on your blood test for creatinine. The stages of kidney disease are based on the eGFR number.
Most of the time, an eGFR of 90 or greater means your kidneys are healthy and working well, but you have other signs of kidney damage. Signs of kidney damage could be protein in your urine (pee) or physical damage to your kidneys.
if you have Stage 2 kidney disease, this means you have other signs of kidney damage even though your eGFR is normal. Signs of kidney damage could be protein in your urine (pee) or physical damage to your kidneys.
An eGFR between 30 and 59 means that there is some damage to your kidneys and they are not working as well as they should. Many people with Stage 3 kidney disease do not have any symptoms. At this stage, you are also more likely to have health complications as waste builds up in your body and your kidneys are not working well.
An eGFR between 15 and 30 means your kidneys are moderately or severely damaged and are not working as they should. Stage 4 kidney disease should be taken very seriously – it is the last stage before kidney failure. At Stage 4, you will likely also have health complications as waste builds up in your body and your kidneys are not working well.
An eGFR less than 15 means the kidneys are getting very close to failure or have completely failed. If your kidneys fail, waste builds up in your blood, which makes you very sick. Once your kidneys have failed, you will need to start dialysis or have a kidney transplant to live.
A patient with recurrent stones warrants metabolic evaluation as renal deterioration is more likely to occur from recurrent compared to solitary stone episodes. The typical metabolic evaluation includes stone composition analysis, 24-hour urine collection and serum studies as described below:
Dr.Bhushan’s High Creatinine Therapy can significantly slow down the progression of your creatinine problem. You need to carefully follow our treatment plan, including regular blood & urine tests, control on risk factors such as High Blood Pressure, Coronary Heart Disease and Diabetes.
At Dr.Bhushan’s PRO-LIFE Homeopathy Clinic, you will be advised to keep your blood pressure under control and follow a diet chart with low salt, high potassium and calcium intake to prevent Hypertension. We emphasize choosing low-fat dairy products instead of high-fat ones and choosing vegetable proteins instead of animal proteins and avoiding dark cola drinks.
You will be advised to be monitored for bladder infections and have them treated if you develop them.
Those with Stage 3 CKD or above may be advised to limit phosphorous-containing foods such as meat, processed foods, dark sodas and dairy products in general. When your kidneys are not functioning properly, high levels of phosphorous can build up in your blood, leading to loss of calcium and weakening of your bones, making them more susceptible to breakage and arthritis.
When you have CKD in Stage 3 or above, the parathyroid glands may become hyperactive, leading to bone disease, arthritis, skin disease, itching and anemia.
At Dr. Bhushan’s PRO-LIFE Homeopathy Clinic, you will be advised to avoid high-protein diets if you have Stage 3 CKD or above. These diets increase pressure inside the kidneys' filters. Over time, this pressure damages the filters, which then leak protein into the urine. This leakage over time further damages the kidneys' filters.
If you have diabetes, keep it under control by constantly maintaining normal blood sugar levels and following the diet and taking any medications prescribed At Dr. Bhushan’s PRO-LIFE Homeopathy Clinic
If you develop anemia, make sure to have it treated. People with poor kidney function often have anemia because their kidneys no longer make enough of the hormone erythropoietin (EPO), which stimulates the production of the body's red blood cells. Dr. Bhushan’s PRO-LIFE Homeopathy Clinic
You will be advised to monitor your weight, limit high-fat, fried foods and rich desserts. Obesity is linked to high blood pressure, heart disease and CKD Dr. Bhushan’s PRO-LIFE Homeopathy Clinic shall provide you help to plan your meals. Start an exercise program if you haven't already. An easy way to do this: Walk for 30 minutes three times a week or more. Exercise is a great way to keep your weight in check and improve overall health
At Dr. Bhushan’s PRO-LIFE Homeopathy Clinic, we will advise you how to prevent heart problems, which CKD can cause as well be a risk factor. This may involve controlling diabetes, high blood pressure and anemia and keeping cholesterol in check with diet and/or medication.
Control fluid retention and blood pressure with lower sodium and fluid intake and prescribed medications.
Fluid restriction and the degree of sodium restriction vary greatly with people in stage 5 CKD. Weigh yourself daily to track weight gains. Fluid weight gains occur quickly, and are associated with swelling and shortness of breath. A high-sodium diet can make you retain more fluid and can affect blood pressure. In Dr. Bhushan’s , you will be advised about the amount of sodium you need each day and to help manage fluid intake.