Creatinine is a breakdown product of creatine phosphate in muscle, and is usually produced at a fairly constant rate by the body. Creatinine may be ordered routinely as part of a comprehensive or basic metabolic panel, during a health examination. Increased creatinine levels in the blood suggest diseases or conditions that affect kidney function. Thus, what is the suitable diet for high creatinine patients? (If you want to know whether a specific food is suitable to take, please result our free online service.)
1. Salt restriction
Generally speaking, patients in compensated stage of kidney failure or azotemia appear the symptom of high creatinine which belongs to pathological moderate damage should control their salt intake according to the level of blood pressure and edema. (If patients with kidney failure do not have the symptoms of oliguria and edema, they only need to maintain a low-salt diet. If there is a severe edema, high blood pressure or even heart failure, it is necessary to forbidden salt strictly.) Patients should say no to canned food, pickled food and so on.
2. Protein supply
Patients with high creatinine appear azotemia and renal insufficiency. In order to control the worsening renal function, protein intake should be controlled. Patients had better choose diet rich in high grade protein.
3. Vitamin intake
Renal failure patients with high creatinine should to choose food rich in vitamin A, vitamin B2, and vitamin C.
Alcohol has a big damage to the kidneys and blood vessels. Drinking might promotes the progression of renal artery sclerosis and the glomerular sclerosis. Therefore, no matter the renal function of high creatinine patients are normal or not, they all need to cut out drinking to avoid greater damage to the kidneys.
However, right diet is only an assistant method to lower creatinine. Patients with high creatinine should receive a treatment as soon as possible. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is recommended by experts. They are designed to repair the damaged kidneys and improve kidney function fundamentally and have been proven an effective way to treat kidney damage with numerous cases over the past years. Acupuncture, Immunotherapy, Medicated Bath, Blood Pollution Therapy, and Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy are some effective ones. If you have interest in these therapies, you can email to firstname.lastname@example.org to get a reply.
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