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Can urea and creatinine level be reduced by medicine or diet?

Hi, my father is of age 78 and is having a blood urea level 270 and creatinine stands at 3.4 for the last 4 months; and is having unbearable pain in his bones/joints. The doctor is suggesting hemodialysis twice a week and for the rest of his life. We are a worried lot and want some advice regarding this. can the urea and the creatinine level be reduced by medicine or controlled diet?
Wed, 12 Nov 2014
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Hi, thank you for asking Healthcare magic.
I have gone through your query and understood your concerns. Urea and creatinine are waste products that are eliminated from the body by the kidneys through urine. If the kidneys are still functional, some drugs can be used to increase the urine output thereby increasing the rate of elimination of these substances from the body. In the case where the kidneys are no more functional (when a greater percentage of the functional units of the kidneys are destroyed), only hemodialysis can eliminate them. I would suggest you do as the doctor has said. The more you delay, the more the condition would worsen.

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Can urea and creatinine level be reduced by medicine or diet?

Hi, thank you for asking Healthcare magic. I have gone through your query and understood your concerns. Urea and creatinine are waste products that are eliminated from the body by the kidneys through urine. If the kidneys are still functional, some drugs can be used to increase the urine output thereby increasing the rate of elimination of these substances from the body. In the case where the kidneys are no more functional (when a greater percentage of the functional units of the kidneys are destroyed), only hemodialysis can eliminate them. I would suggest you do as the doctor has said. The more you delay, the more the condition would worsen. I hope I have answered your query I wish him well