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What is Creatinine

Creatinine is a waste material produced in muscles. Creatinine is made up of protein. The chemical waste is a by-product of normal muscle function. The more strength a person has, the more creatinine they produce, the more protein a person takes, the more creatinine levels increase.
Eating lots of protein may also make small amounts of this organic compound. Your bloodstream transports creatinine to your kidneys, where your body filters it out through your urine.

 

 

How high Creatinine levels affect our kidney

A high creatinine level signifies rotten kidney function or kidney disease. A high creatinine level means that your kidneys aren’t working correctly as they should. Creatinine levels that reach 2.0 or more in babies and 5.0 or more in adults may allude to severe kidney impairment. Men usually have higher creatinine levels than women because women have less muscle than men.

Normal creatinine levels:-

A normal level of creatinine depends on how much muscle mass you have.
 – For adult male – 0.9 to 1.3 mg/dL
 – For adult females – 0.6 to 1.1 mg/dL
 – For children ages 3 to 18 years – 0.5 to 1.0 mg/dL
 – For children younger than age 3 – 0.3 to 0.7 mg/dL 

Two ways to reduce creatinine level:-

1. Stop the formation of creatinine levels in the blood.
2. Excrete it out through urine.

 

What Should Avoid

1. Avoid protein intake                                                                                                                               

Kidney patients must avoid protein as it increases creatinine level and instead takes carbohydrates as easily digestible and absorbable. A patient can also take light protein like moong daal, masoor  daal, and moth daal.

2. Avoid vigorously exercises                                                                                                             

Muscular activity increases creatinine levels in the body; instead of the patient can perform breathing yoga exercises. Yoga also helps to control your stress level.

3. Avoid Fever                                                                                                                                                     

If you have a fever, the chances of increasing creatinine level go up. So, patients need to avoid Fever and take care of their health.

4. Avoid cold climate                                                                                                                               

People with kidney disease often feel the cold and are advised to heat their home to at least 18c in winter.

5. Avoid high blood pressure                                                                                                                         

High blood pressure is at the peak of all causes of kidney failure or shrinkage. Patients need to keep in control of their blood pressure. The diastolic blood pressure of a patient should be 70-80.

6. Avoid salt                                                                                                                                                     

The patient must avoid salt or replace it with sendha namak. A patient must use a pinch of salt. A high salt intake increases sodium content, increasing blood pressure, and then high blood pressure damages your kidney.

7. Avoid caffeine                                                                                                                                                   

A patient must avoid caffeine-containing drinks as it damages the kidney.

8. Avoid sugar                                                                                                                                               

Diabetes comes after high blood pressure, the most common reason for kidney failure. The patient must avoid sugar intake to maintain sugar levels in the body.

 

What Should Adopt

Our diet like breakfast, lunch, dinner is known as a regular activity. At one time, we can skip exercise, but not diet that’s y adopting proper and a healthy diet are so important for patients and everyone.

1. Take digestible protein                                                                                                                                   

A protein-free diet like rice chapatti, vegetables, fruits, and milk can easily digest. Protein is most important for the growth of the body.

2. Eat whole fruit                                                                                                                                                 

The doctor suggests eating the whole fruit instead of drinking juice because one glass of juice contributes 3 to 4 fruits maximum, and we have to eat only one fruit at a time.

3. A sufficient amount of fluid should take                                                                                               

Talk with your healthcare provider about how much fluid you should drink because of having a lot of juice in your body doctors set the amount of fluid.

4. Add baking soda to the diet                                                                                                                     

Baking soda is helpful for some people with kidney disease. For them, baking soda makes bloodless acid, which slows the progression of kidney disease.

5. Yoga, breathing exercise                                                                                                                         

Regular breathing exercises (anulom vilom ) and yoga help control high blood pressure and also helps to keep your body calm and active the whole day.

6. Herbal tea or green tea                                                                                                                             

Tea is becoming an essential drink for everyone, but overconsumption of tea makes your kidney worse, so take herbal or green tea instead of tea or caffeine. Doctors also suggest their kidney patients take herbal tea. It is also known as ginger tea.

 

Conclusion

As you know, our improper diet also affects the kidney; in our Ayurveda Kidney treatment, we are more focused on the patient’s health. We provide preconized diet plans to each patient. If you have any query to know more facts about controlling creatinine, please contact us. 

 

Dr. Puru Dhawan B.A.M.S (University of Delhi)