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What Can I Eat to Lower Creatinine Level in Kidney Failure

2014-09-07 01:28

What Can I Eat to Lower Creatinine Level in Kidney FailureWhat can I eat to lower creatinine level in kidney failure? Kidney failure is a common kidney disease with the kidney funciton gradually reduced. When patient suffer from kidney failure, they will easily suffer from high creatinine level, which is very dangerous for them. Taking a well planed diet can help lower the creatinine level.

What does the high creatinine level mean in kidney failure?

Creatinine is the waste product of muscle metabolism in blood, which is mainly excreted by kidneys. When the kidneys are damaged severely, or the kidney function is less than 50%, the creatinine level will be elevated obviously. In general, when the creaitnine level is higher than 5 mg/dl, patients will be recommended to have dialysis. This why all the kidney failure patients are worried when their creatinine level is higher than the normal level 0.5-1.2 mg/dl. So patients need to have early treatment to lower the high creatinine level, and a well planed diet can also help lower the creatinine level.

What can I eat to lower the creatinine level in kidney failure?

1. Take more fresh fruits and vegetables

Kidney failure patients can take more fresh fruits and vegetables in their daily diet, but the fruits and vegetables should be chosen depending on their own illness condition. And this can help improve the immune system and prevent infections for patients, which can help protect the kidneys.

2. Taking foods which can increase the urine output

Kidney failure patients can also take foods which can help increase the urine output, and it can help remove the creatinine into urine, which can help lower the creatinine level.

3. Take more water

If patients don’t have severe swelling or high blood pressure, they can take more water in their daily life, which can help increase the urine output, and this can also help lower the high creatinine level.

4. Limit the meat intake

Since too much meat intake will increase the creatinine level, so patients need to limit the meat intake, especially to keep a vegetarian diet, and this can help lower the creaitnine level.

5. Take some herbal teas

Kidney failure patients can also take some herbal teas, which can help increase the urine output and lower the creatinine level. The recommended herbal tea include dandelion root tea, nettle leaf tea, corn silk tea, etc.

Above are the recommended diet for kidney failure patients to help lower their high creatinine level. If you still have any questions, you can ask the doctor online, or you can also leave a message below, we will do our best to help you.

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