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Creatinine is a waste product that comes from the normal wear and tear on muscles of the body.Everyone has creatinine in their bloodstream.
When there is kidney damage or kidney disease, and the kidneys are not able to filter waste efficiently, there will likely be a rise in creatinine levels in the blood. Dialysis is needed whenever kidney function is too low to maintain health. However, creatinine is just one of many factors considered when deciding whether or not to recommend dialysis treatment.