What can you do to lower creatinine level? Creatinine is a substance produced during the metabolism of meat. It is normally discharged by our kidneys, so high creatinine level meas poor kidney condition and also indicate wastes can not be removed out of our blood successfully through our kidneys. In clinic, the higher the serum creatinine is, the more likely that patients start dialysis. Therefore, for a kidney failure patient, lowering creatinine level in blood means a lot. Well, what can a kidney failure patient do to lower creatinine level?
To lower creatinine level effectively, kidney failure patients need to:
Firstly, know well about why their serum creatinine level is higher than the normal range 0.5-1.3mg/dL.
Kidney is the organ that is responsible for discharging excess creatinine in blood, so high serum creatinine level occurs when kidneys are damaged and fail to function properly.
Secondly, learn about other factors that can affect serum creatinine level and then take corresponding measures according to them.
Aside from decreased kidney function, some other functions like drastic physical activity, eating too much meat, creatine supplement and some medications also can cause elevation of serum creatinine level. Therefore, try to avoid drastic physical activity, avoid eating too much meat, ask your doctor to help to change medications and stop creatine supplements will be necessary.
Thirdly, creatinine level keep increasing with the decrease of kidney function, so protecting residual kidney tissues from being affected will be of great importance and this usually need patients to:
1.Control blood sugar and blood pressure in the normal range
2.Treat proteinuria, hematuria, anemia actively and stop them from accelerating illness progression.
3.Protect residual kidney function effectively. As for this point, Chinese herbs can be used to achieve this purpose.
4.Quit smoking and drinking alcohol.
Fourthly, eat what is suggested by the doctors and stay away from these foods that may increase kidney burden.
Diet change actually is necessary for all the kidney failure patients, not only for people who want to lower creatinine level. Here we can not give a food list that is suitable for all the kidney failure patients, as diet change is closely based on specific illness condition. Though food list for kidney failure patients varies from case to case, but it is generally meet the principles of low-protein, low-salt, low-potassium and low-phosphorus if lab tests show elevated potassium level and phosphorus level in blood.
Fifthly, prevent cold and infection actively.
Cold and infection can cause acute kidney failure which may cause sudden increase of serum creatinine.
The above are the several things that kidney failure patients can do to lower creatinine level. If there is anything unclear, please feel free to consult our consultant online directly or leave message to email@example.com.
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