For kidney disease patients, some of them may be troubled by such a question:”how to keep my creatinine levels down?” If you eager to know more about this, please read on.
Creatinine refers to the waste product of creatine. And the normal value is 0.5-1.1mg/dL for women and 0.6-1.2mg/dL for men. Generally, it is found in higher quantities in young people, and lesser quantities in elderly. In clinical, the onset of high creatinine level indicates at least 50% of kidney function has been lost. Sometimes, it can be linked to symptoms like fatigue, shortness of breath, dehydration and so on.
How to keep my creatinine levels down?
1. Changes in diet In general, the dietary principle should be low-salt, low-protein, low-fat, high-fiber, etc. If necessary, the consumption of potassium and phosphorus also need to be restricted. Let’s take protein foods for example, the daily intake of protein can be controlled at 0.6-0.8g/kg per day, if the condition is a little bit severe, the amount can be decreased to 0.4g/kg. Meanwhile, some high-quality protein foods are also essential, such as, fish, lean meat, egg white, etc. Additionally, they should avoid creatinine supplements. For personalized advice, you are welcomed to email us firstname.lastname@example.org, then you will get such a food list.
2. Avoid strenuous physical activities It is acknowledged that strenuous exercises will increase the breakdown of creatine into creatinine, thereby, kidney disease patients had better stay away from activities like football, basketball and so on. On the contrary, moderate exercises including walking, jogging, Tai Chi, yoga can be good choices.
3. Improve kidney function To keep creatinine levels down, the most important step is to repair the injured renal structures and improve kidney function. Here, effective treatments like Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, Immunotherapy, Full Bath Therapy, Enema Therapy can be your reliable choices. If kidneys can work normally, creatinine levels can be decreased.
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