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High creatinine level, not diabetic, BP problem. Should we start dialysis?

Hi, My father is aged 70 yrs and has a creatinine level of 8. It spiked from 5 to 8 in last 3-4 months.. The problem was first detected 12 yrs back and the rate of increase of creatinine level was very slow until last 3-4 months.. He has some BP but he is NOT diabetic.. Potassium level is also not high.. Health is also good compared to his age.. I wanted to know if we shold start his dialysis or should we do a kidney transplantation?
Asked On : Tue, 7 Aug 2012
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Your father seems to have CRF chronic renal failure its natural history is like this that is renal function gradually deteriorates once creatinine level starts rising it may be fast, You should se a Nephrologist and find out any reversible cause for rising creatinine. For example dehydration Infection etc if no then check other parameter and be ready for Haemodialysis may start with formation of AV fistula which helps in hemodylisis.
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