Questions: I am a patients with hypertensive kidney disease, and my creatinine level is 5.4. I want to know what kind of foods should be avoided with creatinine 5.4 in hypertensive kidney disease.
Answers: I am glad to receive your email. First you should know that high creatinine level always come with kidney damage. If your creatinine is 5.4, your kidney function may have already been severely damaged. In the email you said you have want to know the foods to avoid with creatinine 5.4 in hypertensive kidney disease, here I will make you some suggestions.
High phosphorus and potassium food should be avoided.
If their levels are above the normal level, you should take less foods that are rich in phosphorus and potassium. Such foods include banana, grape, watermelon, potato, spinach kelp, cheese, peanut, chocolate, etc.
High-sodium food should be avoided.
Since you have hypertensive kidney disease, you must take special attention to the sodium intake. High sodium is a risk factor of high blood pressure, which will accelerate the illness condition. What’s more, high sodium can also increase swelling. Such foods are rich in sodium as bacon, sausage, butter, pickles, sauce, etc. You are also suggested to avoid restaurant food and fast food.
High-protein food should be avoided.
Protein is necessary for our body. But too much protein will break down into too much waste product, like urea nitrogen. With kidney damage, the waste product can not be filtrate out of the body. And too much protein will increase the burden of kidney. High-quality protein is recommended because they contain enough nutritions that our body need and they will break down less waste product. You can consult the online doctor for what kind of food are high quality food.
The aboves are foods to avoid with creatinine 5.4 in hypertensive kidney disease. In general, you should manage a proper diet for your condition. You can consult a dietitian or email to firstname.lastname@example.org, I hope you will get better with the proper diet and treatment.
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