Mostly, people diagnosed with kidney disease are not strange to high creatinine level, which indicates above 50% kidney function has been damaged. In addition to effective treatments, a proper diet is also essential. Well, what to eat to lower high creatinine level?
Creatinine refers to the by-product of creatine. Generally, it comes from two aspects, namely, muscular activity and the meat we eat. According to some statistics, the normal range is 0.5-1.1mg/dL for women and 0.6-1.2mg/dL for men.
At our Shijiazhuang Kidney Disease Hospital, experienced nephrologists and dieticians suggest patients to follow the following eating plan.
1. Limit the intake of protein
To lighten the strain of kidneys, kidney disease patients should limit the intake of protein strictly. Meanwhile, to supply enough nutritions and maintain the normal operation of our body, they can eat some high-quality protein foods, such as, lean meat, fish, chicken, lean meat, etc. Normally, the amount can be controlled within 0.6-0.8g/kg per day. As the illness condition varies, the specific amount should be different. Wanna to get an individualized advice? You are welcomed consult with our Online Doctor directly!
2. Low-salt diet
If there are severe swelling and high blood pressure, they should obey a low salt diet strictly, otherwise, the condition may worsen. And foods like salted fish, preserved meat, pickled vegetables, internal organs, spinach and so on had better be limited or avoided.
3. Potassium and phosphorus
If the lab test show high potassium level or high phosphorus level, foods loaded with potassium and phosphorus should be restricted.
High-potassium foods can be found in banana, strawberry, orange, grape, green soy bean and so on.
And high-phosphorus foods can be seen in dairy products, nuts, sardine, etc.
4. Fresh fruits and vegetables
In normal life, people with kidney disease should eat some fresh fruits and vegetables to supply some vitamins, but remember it is necessary to ask for doctor’s help before eating any foods.
If you happen to be a person with high creatinine level, we believe the aforesaid treatments can be helpful. For detailed info, leave us message below. Good luck!
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