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How to Lower Creatinine 4.5 and High Potassium Level in Stage 4 CKD

2014-04-17 02:04| Font Size A A A

For people diagnosed with stage 4 CKD, they are usually plagued by many problems. However, if the test show creatinine 4.5 and high potassium level, what would patients do?

Mostly, people have two kidneys. Meanwhile, some people are born with one kidney. And these bean-shaped organs play significant roles in excreting metabolic products and maintaining the balance of water and electrolytes. However, in stage 4 CKD, as the GFR is only 15-29ml/min, extra wastes and electrolytes will build up in the body. And that’s how creatinine 4.5 and high potassium level occurs.

If creatinine 4.5 is not controlled well, the risk of experiencing symptoms like fatigue, swelling, elevated blood pressure, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, headache, etc will be increased. As for potassium, the normal reference value is 3.5-5.5mmol/L. If the result is above this value, irregular heart beat or heart failure may occur.

How to lower creatinine 4.5 and high potassium level in stage 4 CKD?

1. Dialysis As an alternative therapy, it can be used to discharge micromolecular toxins like creatinine and extra electrolytes like potassium out of the blood. However, the efficacy is limited. When the treatment is over, the condition may relapse.

2. Eat less foods loaded with creatinine and potassium Expert and dietitians of our center suggest patients eat less creatinine supplements, such as red meats. Meanwhile, foods like banana, strawberry, orange, spinach, green soy bean, yellow croaker, etc should be avoided, as eating too much these foods may contribute to a higher potassium level.

3. Chinese herbal medicine To be frank, many new forms of Chinese herbal medicine can be used to repair the injured renal cells and improve kidney function. Such as, Hot Compress Therapy, Immunotherapy, Blood Purification Therapy, etc.

By taking the above methods, creatinine 4.5 and high potassium level in stage 4 CKD can be lowered effectively. Any queries, please leave us message to renal-disease@hotmail.com. Best wishes!



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