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2015年1月13日星期二

What does Creatinine 160 umol/L Mean

What does creatinine 160 umol/L mean? When some people go to hospital and have been diagnosed with chronic kidney disease, they are told that the serum creatinine is 160 umol/L. What are the meaning? How serious it is?
Generally speaking, creatinnie is a very important index which can indicate the renal function for creatinine is a metabolism which should have been discharged from kidney. So when kidney is damaged, the serum creatinine will rise accordingly. In normal condition, the creatinine is 44 to 103 umol/L.
What does creatinine 160 umol/L mean? Before answering this question, firstly, we should have known about the five stages of chronic kidney disease which is classified by GFR( glomerular filtration rate).
Stage 1 GFR ≥90 mL/min/1.73m2 creatinine normal
Stage 2 GFR 60-89 mL/min/1.73m2 creatinine 133-177μmol/L (1.6-2.0mg/dL)
Stage 3 GFR 30-59 mL/min/1.73m2 creatinine 186-142μmol/L (2.1-5.0mg/dL)
Stage 4 GFR 15-29 mL/min/1.73m2 creatinine 451-707μmol/L (5.1-7.9mg/dL)
Stage 5 GFR <15 mL/min/1.73m2 creatinine 451-707μmol/L (5.1-7.9mg/dL)
From the above, we can find out that creatinine 160 umol/L mean that patients have come into stage 3 of chronic kidney disease. In this stage, chronic kidney disease patients may have the following symptoms such as
Fatigue: Feeling tired is common for people with CKD and is often caused by anemia.
Too much fluid: The kidneys may lose their ability to control how much fluid stays in the body. A person may notice swelling (edema) in their lower legs, hands or face around the eyes. With too much fluid someone could even feel short of breath.
Urination changes: Urine may be foamy if there is protein in it, or dark orange, brown, tea colored or red if it contains blood. A person may urinate more or less, or get up at night to go to the bathroom.
Kidney pain: Most people with CKD do not have kidney pain, but with some kinds of kidney problems, such as polycystic kidney disease (PKD) or infections, they may have pain in their back where the kidneys are.
Sleep problems: Some people have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep. Itching, muscle cramps or restless legs can keep them awake.
Hematuria, it can present gross blood urine and microscope blood urine. Gross blood urine can be visible by naked eyes and microscope hematuria can be detected in microscope rather than naked eyes.
Proteinuria. The same as hematuria, proteinuria means that there is protein in the urine, which is also due to the damage of renal glomerular filtration membrane.

In addition, they should take effective measures to treat it. Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy and Immunotherapy can help patients get rid of these symptoms and have no side effect.

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