Parents of kids who are diagnosed with a chronic kidney diseasehave many questions about what might happen next, how their child might feel, and what treatments are likely to be involved. If high creatinine occurs, how to lower creatinine becomes a major concern for the parents.
Measuring serum creatinine is a useful and inexpensive method of evaluating
renal dysfunction. Creatinine is a non-protein waste product of creatine
phosphate metabolism by skeletal muscle tissue. Creatinine production is
continuous and is proportional to muscle mass.Creatinine is freely filtered and
therefore the serum creatinine level depends on the Glomerular Filtration Rate
(GFR). Renal dysfunction diminishes the ability to filter creatinine and the
serum creatinine rises. If the serum creatinine level doubles, the GFR is
considered to have been halved. A threefold increase is considered to reflect a
75% loss of kidney function.As the muscle mass is smaller in children than
adults, the normal creatinine level is also lower.
For children, creatinine level is 0.2 - 1.0 mg/dl. Slight increases with age
because values are proportional to body mass. How to lower high creatinine level
in children with kidney disease?
If the kidneys fail to work, dialysis will be required when the kidenys are
impaired severely. However, the life on dialysis is very tough and also can
affect the child's development significantly.
Nearly all kids with end-stage kidney disease eventually receive transplants.
If a living related donor can't be found, dialysis may be required until a donor
kidney becomes available.
Chinese medicines are alternative treatment for children with high
creatinine. The medicines can stimulate the self-regeneration of the impaired
kidney structure and enhance renal function. If the kidneys can work better, the
wastes will be removed from body, thus high creatinine will be reduced.