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What food should be avoided if creatinine is high?

High creatinine should be followed by diet alterations as increased levels of creatinine have to do more with your kidneys. Changes in diet can bring a lot of difference in the management of kidney disease. The kidneys are highly involved in the processing of waste. This waste is produced either out of chemical reactions in the body or because of the food we consume.  So, by making certain dietary changes we can lessen the burden on the kidneys and subdue some of the ill effects that arose by impaired kidney function. Albeit you cannot lower creatinine only by diet, you will also need ayurvedic treatment for creatinine.

What is creatinine?

Creatinine is a byproduct of the body’s metabolism process. Whenever we consume protein, it gets converted into energy and produces creatine. Creatine is used by the body for muscle execution and work. The muscles use creatine they need and the rest gets converted into waste called creatinine. Since it is a waste in the blood, only the kidneys have the capacity to remove them during the blood detoxification or filtration process. Off chance, the kidney function starts to decline (because of various reasons) you may have levels of creatinine rose in the blood while decreased sum in the urine.

A rise in the creatinine level can also be witnessed by the patients for a temporary period concerning infections or certain other conditions. Often, how much creatinine you have is also dependent on your muscle mass. It is also said that women tend to have lesser creatinine range than men, hails from the fact that their muscles are lesser in numbers.

Determining the range of creatinine is followed by two creatinine measurement tests called serum creatinine and creatinine clearance.

Serum creatinine shows how well the kidneys are keeping with their function while the creatinine clearance test indicates how easily the kidneys are removing or clearing creatinine from the blood.

These tests are done by taking blood and urine samples of an individual. Another test called BUN to creatinine ratio also indicates a little about the functioning of the kidneys.

Diet during high creatinine

Nausea, vomiting, dizziness, loss of appetite, and anemia are some of the common symptoms of high creatinine. Experiencing these symptoms and being diagnosed with elevated levels of creatinine means you need to take ayurvedic treatment for creatinine along with dietary measurements.

Eating a large portion of a protein-rich diet will put your kidneys at risk of renal failure. Therefore, you need to shift your diets such as meat, poultry, fish, chicken, cheese, and milk to lentils, pulses, vegetables, and healthy sources of protein. Such high protein sources of food can promote creatinine buildup.

While protein is unhealthy for high creatinine patients, fiber should be consumed to promote the better capacity of the kidneys. Increasing fiber intake can help reduce serum creatinine levels as this increases the renal sufficiency.

Nutrients and foods you need to limit during elevated levels of creatinine may include:

Water: Dehydration can result in a spike in the levels of creatinine, if not but temporarily. So, drink enough water to restore the kidney function.

Sodium: Sodium rich foods such as salt, seasonings, processed, and preserved foods are unhealthy for the kidneys.

Protein: Better to prevent creatinine build-up by consuming a low protein diet than to put your kidneys at risk.

Potassium: Too much potassium in your diet can allow your kidneys to work unhealthily.

Phosphorus: The more phosphorus you consume, the lesser is the kidney function and more is the creatinine in the blood.

Here are foods no one ever tells you to avoid during high creatinine:

  • Sodas and bicarbonate drinks
  • Dairy/ poultry
  • Processed meats
  • Canned and stored foods
  • Fatty foods
  • Phosphorus rich fruits and vegetables

A kidney-friendly diet is not truly about removing all foods from your diet, but more about controlling portion size and finding the right substitutes of proteins, fats, carbs, potassium, phosphorus, and sodium so that you can meet your dietary requirement while not compromising on your health.

Creatinine treatment in Ayurveda when combined with dietary modifications can show promissory results in the health recovery of the patient. So, why wait when Karma Ayurveda Hospital has got you covered?

Karma Ayurveda Hospital proffers a complete range of ayurvedic treatment to the patients with some ongoing kidney related issues. Once you take the ayurvedic treatment you will realize that how your body’s energy is channelized and how the indiscipline of energy can result in multiple diseases in the body.

To experience your wholesome well being, consult us at Karma Ayurveda Hospital.

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