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Polycystic kidney disease is a family disease.Many cysts enlarge and increase as time passes by.The early symptoms for Polycystic kidney disease are backaches and high blood pressure.read more

Chronic kidney failure is a condition that kidney loses its function gradually.With its development,many clinical symptoms occur in the whole body,which speed up the progression of chronic kidney failure.read more

FSGS is another top reason for kidney failure and most patients suffer from kidney failure in the end.So the early detection of FSGS is so significant that natural treatment can be applied to slow the progression of kidney failure.read more

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How to evaluate microalbuminuria/proteinuria of urine?

Your urine sample is needed to the detection, which is decided as random sample for office test or needs to be collected over a certain time frame (such as over 4 hours, overnight, or for 24 hours). In either case, a container and instructions will be offered to collect a urine sample properly. The sample will then be tested to determine the amounts of protein or albumin in it. Your doctor may also order a blood test to check for other signs of kidney damage, which includes wastes, toxins and other metabolite.

What does the test result mean?

Protein in the urine is a warning sign, which may indicate renal damage or transient elevation due to an infection, medication, vigorous exercise, emotional or physical stress. In some cases, it appears during the day while absent at night when the person is lying down (orthostatic proteinuria). Elevated urine protein levels can be associated with preeclampsia pregnant women.

The amount of protein present is generally associated with the severity of damage when kidney damage exists while increasing amounts of protein over time mirrors worsening damage and decreasing kidney function.

How to eliminate proteinuria?

Generally speaking, steroids and ACEI are commonly applied to control proteinuria to a certain degree. However, some cases may not respond to these medicines well, such as FSGS. If protein in urine is caused by kidney damage, repairing the kidney damage and recovering kidney function are the most efficient ways. If the kidney function can be recovered, dialysis will be avoided. How about your proteinuria control? If you have any follow-up questions, you are welcomed to consult online expert freely or leave us a message below.

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Hematuria refers to loss of red blood cells in urine.It can be divided into microscopic and gross hematuria. Blood in urine is not always related to serious condition.The relation between hematuria and kidney disease will be described here.

Hematuria and chronic kidney disease

Glomeruli with tinier holes act as filters in kidneys.When blood flows kidneys,the small molecular waste products can squeeze through the holes and then will be removed from body in urine. However,red blood cells are too big to pass through the holes on glomeruli.In kidney disease,the glomeruli become impaired so they will preserve red blood cells and other useful substances in body.As a result,a large amount of red blood cells leak into urine, causing hematuria.

Not all cases of hematuria is related to kidney disease.Other causes of blood in urine include urinary tract infection,kidney infections,enlarged prostate,cancer,inherited disorder, strenuous exercise,a blader or kidney stone, kidney disease, and kidney injury.

Symptoms of hematuria

The visible sign of hematuria is pink, red or cola-colored urine due to presence of red blood cells in urine. If you also passing blood clots in urine, that can be very painful.

In many cases,in microscopic hematuria,the blood in urine is only visible under a microscope.

How is hematuria diagnosed?

Physical exam,which includes a discussion of your medical history.

Urine test.Even if your bleeding is first discovered through urine testing, you’re likely to have another test to see if your urine still contains red blood cells.If the hematuria justs occurs once,it does not mean serious problem so it does not need further evaluation.

Imaging tests.Imaging tests like CT scan,MRI can be used to help the diagnosis of hematuria.It can provide detailed images of the internal organs.

Cystoscopy. Cystoscope may be performed. It is a procedure, in which your doctor threads a narrow tube fitted with a miniature camera into your bladder to closely examine both the bladder and urethra.

How to treat hematuria in chronic kidney disease?

In different kinds of chronic kidney disease,the treatment is also different.The treatment for hematuria focuses on treating the underlying condition of hematuria.In PKD,to treat hematuria,the treatment goal is to prevent the rupturing of renal cysts.If hematuria is related to kidney stone,the patients should have a treatment to remove kidney stones from urinary tract.What is the cause of hematuria in your case? You can email to kidneytherapychina@ hotmail.com for treatment suggestions to control the underlying condition.

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Creatinine is the byproduct of muscle metabolism and it is normally filtered out of body by kidneys in the form of urine. High creatinine will result when kidneys fail to function adequately.Creatinine level is an index in reflecting how well your kidneys are functioning.

Normal results of serum creatinine

Creatinine is made at a steady rate and it is not affected by diet or by normal physical activities.While the reference value of creatinine varies from lab to lab slightly,the normal results of creatinine are generally in the following ranges:

*Adult male:0.6-1.2mg/dL

*Adult female:0.5-1.1mg/dL

*Adolescent: 0.5-1.0mg/dL

*Children: 0.3-0.7mg/dL

*Infant:0.2-.04mg/dL

*Newborn:0.3-1.2mg/dL

High creatinine blood levels

High creatinine blood levels can mean serious kidney damage or disease is present.There is a variety diseases and conditions which can cause kidney damage. Kidney damage can be caused by Diabetes, high blood pressure, infection, low blood flow to the kidneys.Other conditions that can cause high blood creatinine levels include blockage of he urinary tract,gout,muscle conditions etc.To lower high creatinine level, it is important for the patients to find out the underlying causes firstly.

At what creatinine level is dialysis required?

Dialysis is an important treatment method to lower high creatinine.At what creatinine level to start dialysis is a significant concern for people with high creatinine.There is no a fast answer to the question as it is affected by a variety of factors.

Even if creatinine level is not high,the patients have to start dialysis when they suffer from serious complications and discomforts like nausea and vomiting,swelling,fatigue etc.In addition,if the levels of certain minerals like potassium, phosphorus etc exceed the normal level,the patients have to start dialysis such as high levels of potassium.If the patients experience no serious complications and still have urine output, dialysis should be postponed. If you have no idea about if you should start dialysis,you can send you medical reports to kidneytherapychina@ hotmail.com.We can help you analyze your condition and then tell you if you should start dialysis now.

How to lower high creatinine level?

As high creatinine level results from kidney damage and reduced renal function,the patients should have a treatment to treat kidneys as a whole.Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy can stimulate the self-regeneration and self-healing of impaired kidney tissues to enhance renal function.If the kidneys can function better,creatinine will be eliminated by kidneys fundamentally and completely.

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Blood urine nitrogen (BUN) test measures the amount of nitrogen in your blood.It reveals important information about how well your kidneys and liver are functioning.Urea is made from when protein is broken down in your body and is passed out of body by kidneys in the form of urine.

Why BUN test is performed?

A BUN test is done to see how well your kidneys are functioning. If your kidneys are not functioning well to remove urea from the blood normally,BUN level will raise.If you are suspected to have kidney damage,a BUN test will be suggested. BUN level also can help evaluate your kidney function.In addition,a BUN test can help determine the effectiveness of Dialysis treatment if you are on peritoneal dialysis or hemodialysis.

Apart from help the diagnosis of kidney disease, it also can help diagnosis a number of other conditions, such as liver damage, urinary tract obstruction, congestive heart failure etc.

Normal results of BUN

The normal result is generally 6-20mg/dL.However,the normal values may vary among different labs.In kidney disease,BUN level does not increase until half of renal function becomes lost. Even if BUN level increases slightly,the patients should pay more attention to it.

What does high BUN value mean?

*A high BUN value can mean kidney injury or disease is present. Kidney damage can be caused by Diabetes or high blood pressure.Additionally,there are many other causes of high BUN like dehydration, heart failure, blockage of the urinary tract etc.

*A high-protein diet can increase the production of urea nitrogen.However,the increased BUN value will return to normal if you return to a normal diet.

*Many medications may cause a high BUN. Be sure to tell your doctor about all nonprescription and prescription medicines you take.

*Addison’s disease,tissue damage,or from bleeding in gastrointestinal tract also can contribute to high BUN.

How to lower high BUN in kidney disease?

If high BUN is related to kidney disease,a low-protein plays a vital role in lowering high BUN by reducing the production of urea nitrogen.As high BUN in kidney disease results from reduced renal function and kidney impairment, the patients should have a treatment to restore the impaired kidney structure and enhance renal function.If the kidneys can function better, more waste products will be eliminated from body. If so, high BUN will be lowered completely and fundamentally.

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Glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is test used to check how well the kidneys are functioning.It measures how much blood passes through glomeruli in kidneys each minute.The following factors can affect GFR value including age, gender, race, weight, height, race, and creatinine measurement.

How the test is performed?

To measure GFR value,a blood sample is needed.The blood sample is sent to a lab,where the creatinine is tested. Meanwhile,several other factors should be considered to measure the creatinine level including age,weight,gender,age etc.

Why is GFR test is performed?

The GFR test measures how well your kidneys are filtering waste products from body.When the kidneys are not functioning well,waste products will build up in the blood.

GFR test will be performed if there are signs that your kidneys are not functioning properly.It may also be used to tell how is the kidney damage degree.

The test is recommended to people with chronic kidney disease and those at risk for it due to:

*High blood pressure

*Diabetes

*Family history of kidney disease

*Heart disease

*Urinary tract infection

Relation between GFR level and chronic kidney disease (CKD)

In chronic kidney disease (CKD),GFR will decline as kidneys fail. Based on GFR level,CKD can be divided into 5 stages.

Relation between GFR and five stages of CKD

*Stage 1 CKD with normal or high GFR (GFR>90ml/min)

*Stage 2 CKD with mild kidney damage(GFR=60-89ml/min)

*Stage 3 CKD with moderated kidney damage(30-59ml/min)

*Stage 4 severe CKD (GFR=15-29ml/min)

*Stage 5 CKD or ESRD (GFR<15ml/min)

A GFR or less than 60ml/min for three or more than months indicates chronic kidney disease.A GFR less than 15ml/min indicates full failure of the kidneys.GFR between 60-89ml/min does not mean that a person has chronic kidney disease unless there are signs of kidney disease.

How to improve GFR?

As there is a variety of causes of chronic kidney disease as mentioned above, the first step to improve GFR is to control those underlying diseases and conditions.A balanced diet, exercise,and certain medications can be used to control those condition.If you want more medical suggestions to control these conditions,you can email to chinakidneytherapy@gmail.com.

The underlying cause of reduced GFR is kidney impairment. Therefore,to improve GFR,the most effective way is to repair the kidney damage and enhance renal function.The combined treatment of Chinese medicine and modern western medicine can restore the impaired kidney structure. In this way, GFR will be improved remarkably.

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