Hi Doc. My brother just got diagnosed with stage 5 renal failure after pneumonia Creatinine of 9.12 and eGFR of 7mls/min. After recovering we did creatinine recheck and it’s 4.5 eGFR of 17. Should we still go ahead with dialysis or try home remedies 1st to improve the condition. Is the condition reversible at this stage? Thank you!

I do not know of any home remedies that reverse acute kidney injury.  From what you describe, your brother may have acute kidney injury but I cannot make a specific diagnosis as to the cause, based on the information that you present.  It is necessary to know the cause of the kidney injury and this tells you the potential for recovery.  You should work with the physicians who are caring for your brother for a safe and effective treatment for his acute kidney injury.

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