Kidney Failure


This is a chemical in the blood that is secreted by the kidneys everyday.


If the kidneys are not working, the creatinine will go up. This is normally measured in a CMP (Complete Metabolic Profile) test.


The problem with this is that one kidney may be completely damaged and half of the other kidney is damaged before creatinine will go up.


This will be a sign of kidney failure. This may eventually lead to dialysis and/or kidney transplant.


It is very important to have a record at home to record these results from different physicians. You may want to acquire a medical journal that we make here in the office. Another choice would be to have a notebook dedicated to your medical records. You need to follow up with this yourself, and discuss the results with your physicians.


You may eventually need the help of a kidney specialist called a nephrologist.