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What Food Can Be Given To Patients With Creatinine 4.2mg/dL

2015-06-14 02:17

What Food Can Be Given To Patients With Creatinine 4.2mg/dLCreatinine levels indicate how well your kidneys are working. Creatinine 4.2mg/dL is higher than the normal range and it means your kidneys are not working well. Foods to avoid with a high creatinine level are those that may further tax the kidneys and include foods high in sodium, potassium and phosphorus and too much protein.

Generally patients with creatinine 4.2 should follow a diet with low salt, low potassium, low phosphorus and low protein.

1. Low sodium food

Foods with high salt cause your body to retain fluids, which elevates blood pressure and may cause further damage to your kidneys. If creatinine level is high, you need to stop adding salt to your blood when cooking and at the table. Foods high in sodium should be avoided such as canned soup, frozen dinners, pickles, olives, processed meats such as deli meats, bacon, sausage and ham.

2. Low protein diet

If your creatinine is high, you may need to avoid eating large quantities of protein. Your doctor can help you determine your protein needs. Generally, when your kidneys are not functioning well, protein is limited to 0.36 gram per pound of body weight, or 54 grams for a 150 pound person.

3. Be careful with high potassium foods

When your creatinine levels are high, you may also need to limit your intake of foods high in potassium. Oranges, bananas, potatoes and broccoli are high-potassium foods. Eating low-potassium fruits and vegetables such as apples, blueberries, corn and cucumbers may help you keep blood potassium levels within a normal range.

4. Limit your intake of foods high in phosphorus

Kidneys are responsible for removing phosphorus from your blood. Having high levels of phosphorus in your blood causes your body to pull calcium out of your bones. Limiting your intake of foods high in phosphorus such as chocolate, organ meats, beans and milk, may help improve blood phosphorus levels and keep your bones healthy and strong.

The above diet can do some help for lowering high creatinine level. But it cannot treat kidney disease. To treat kidney disease, we need to repair kidney damage and improve renal function. If you want to learn more information, you can leave a message below or consult our online doctor directly.

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