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What Diet Can Lower Creatinine in PKD

2013-08-29 14:08

Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a progressive kidney disease. As renal function decreases, creatinine will increase gradually. Besides the prescribed treatment, diet also plays a vital role in treating PKD.Then what diet can lower creatinine in PKD?

Causes of high creatinine in PKD

PKD is featured with numerous fluid-filled cysts.With age,the cysts will increase ceaselessly in both size and number.On one side,the enlarged cysts will replace more and more healthy nephrons,thus resulting in renal function decline.On the other hand,the large cysts will cause pressure against the kidney tissues,leading to renal ischemia and anoxia.Without adequate blood and oxygen supply,the kidney tissues will become fibrotic and eventually scarred.Creatinine is the metabolic wastes of muscle metabolism.When kidneys fail to function properly, creatinine will build up in body, thus resulting in high creatinine.

What diet can lower creatinine in PKD?

In fact,creatinine is not harmful to body and just an index of poor renal function.Therefore,the diet to lower creatinine in PKD should reduce the production of wastes which can burden kidneys and also can benefit the improvement of renal function.

Fruits and vegetables

Fruits and vegetables are recommended to PKD patients. Because the antioxidant in these foods can reduce oxidation reaction which are an important cause of damage to kidney tissues and cells.However,most of fruits and vegetables are loaded in potassium, the PKD patients should be careful when selecting what fruits and vegetables to eat.Or you can email to kidneycares@hotmail.com  to get a list of healthy vegetables and fruits for PKD patients.

Low-protein food

A low-protein diet can lower creatinine in PKD.Proteins can produce a large amount of wastes like urea nitrogen which can cause extra strain on kidneys. However,a low-protein diet may cause malnutrition. Therefore, how much protein to take is up to the patients’ illness condition.

Low-salt diet

A low-salt diet can reduce swelling and high blood pressure which can accelerators of renal function. The recommended daily salt intake for the patients with kidney insufficiency is 0.6 grams.

A balanced diet can lower creatinine in PKD and help preserve renal function. However, diet alone can not manage the condition effectively.Micro-Chinese Medicines Osmotherapy is an effective treatment for PKD.

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