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Can I Eat Tuna or Salmon with A High Creatinine Level

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Can I Eat Tuna or Salmon with A High Creatinine LevelHigh creatinine level is often associated with severe kidney damage. Living with the symptom, patients need to pay more special attention to their daily diet and lifestyles as well as treatments. There is a concerned question: can I eat tuna or salmon with a high creatinine level?

Basic information of high creatinine level.

Creatinine is the metabolic product of the muscles activities, which should be removed from the body by the healthy kidneys. In addition, creatinine also comes from the breakdown of meat products. When kidneys are damaged by some factors, kidneys will fail to work effectively, creatinine level cannot be removed from the body promptly. Normally, the healthy kidney is responsible for keeping creatinine level within the normal range (0.5-1.1mg/dl for females and 0.6-1.2mg/dl for males).

Nutrition within the tuna or salmon

Tuna and salmon can be healthy fish option, but you need to select the right type of each to minimize the contaminants they contain. The foods which are rich in omega-3 acids can help decrease the high creatinine level. And the common high omega-3 foods include salmon, tuna, sardines, mackerel, walnut and wild rice.

Eating a severing of salmon will provide you with more vitamin B12 and the tuna will offer more vitamin B6, which are good for preventing anemia for kidney disease patients.

The protein content in tuna contains rich amino acid which can help provide necessary amino acids to the body.

The properties like EPA , protein and taurine can help lower bad cholesterol level which can effectively prevent cardiovascular disease.

Can patients with high creatinine level eat tuna or salmon?

Yes. Aside from the point, we can see that patients also can get the other nutrients from eating tuna or salmon. But it’s my duty to tell you that patients should limit the dosage. To know how much you can eat, it is better to leave your specific illness condition in the form below directly or you can email to and we will do our best to help you.

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