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How dangerous is only 30% kidney function

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how dangerous is only 30% kidney function
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Urology
Expert:  Dr. R replied 7 years ago.
What exactly is your creatinine? Depends on your numbers and what they mean. Generally, dialysis is not needed unless you have 10 percent kidney function or less. If you have had this for a while and things are relatively stable, it will just require close monitoring. Make sure to avoid dehydration and caffeine and alcohol. In addition, drink water and stay well hydrated.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
What is normal creatinine or acceptable numbers
Expert:  Dr. R replied 7 years ago.
Normal creatinine is under 1.2 in a female, but it depends somewhat on muscle build. A very small women with not much muscle may have a creatinine of 0.6 or 0.8