High blood creatinine and nausea are two common complaints in kidney disease.Are they related to each other?Is nausea caused by high creatinine?
Healthy kidneys can perform to eliminate wastes and fluids out of body. Creatinine is the byproduct of creatine in muscle and is normally filtered by kidneys. If no extraneous factors which can influence creatinine levels, high creatine levels imply serious kidney damage and reduced renal function.Because of powerful compensatory capacity of kidneys, creatinine does not increase until more than half of kidney function has been lost.
Creatinine itself is not toxic to body, but high creatinine indicate high concentration of other toxins and wastes in blood.Nausea in Kidney Disease is mainly due to building of excess urea in blood. Urea is the metabolic products of proteins.High levels of urea in body can irritate gastrointestinal tract, thus leading to nausea.Usually, nausea is especially serious early in the morning.
Additionally,swelling in digestive organs also can contribute to nausea in kidney disease. As the kidneys fail to remove excess fluids from body, the digestive organs can be flooded with fluids. This condition can make the patients vulnerable to nausea and throwing up.
Then,how to relieve nausea in kidney disease?Here are some treatment tips may help.
The most important thing for the patients is to find out the causes of the problem.
If nausea is related to high levels of toxins and wastes,Dialysis can help relieve the condition to some extent.But it only can relieve,but can not control it completely.To prevent it from happening again,the most important way is to restore the impaired kidney structure and improve renal function.
Diuretic can help remove excess fluids from body.If the excess fluids in digestive organs can be removed, nausea will be controlled.
If medications cause nausea, the patients should talk with the doctors to change current medications.