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Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a group of disorders that result from the formation and progressive enlargement of cysts in the kidneys without dysplasia, usually leading to renal failure.

Could I Have Oatmeal If My Serum Creatinine Is Over 3.0

2015-02-19 03:53

Could I Have Oatmeal If My Serum Creatinine Is Over 3.0Creatinine levels indicate how well your kidneys are working. If your serum creatinine level is over 3.0, it means your kidneys have been moderated damaged, and patients are in Stage 3 CKD (Chronic Kidney Disease). Could you have oatmeal if the serum creatinine is over 3.0?

Foods avoided with high creatinine

Creatinine is a kind of waste of muscle metabolism, and is discharged by the kidneys. Certain food may produce more wastes and burden the kidneys. Foods to avoid with serum creatinine over 3 include foods high in sodium, potassium and phosphorous and too much protein.

Oatmeal is rich in phosphorous level, so it should be limited in your diet. You should consult your doctor before you make any dietary changes. You can also send you test report to us at, and we can give you some suggestions for free.

Salty foods

Too much sodium cause fluid retention and increase blood pressure, resulting in further damage to your kidneys. In that case, you should avoid processed meat, canned soups, frozen dinners, pickles and olives.

Potassium-rich foods

High potassium in the blood can lead to irregular heartbeat or muscle weakness. You need to avoid avocados, bananas, oranges, prunes, potatoes, tomatoes, spinach, beans and brown rice.

Protein-rich foods

Protein is highly found in foods like meat, poultry, seafood, beans, milk, grains and vegetables. You are not required to avoid all of them, but you need to limit the intake amount. In general, when the kidneys are not functioning well, patients are recommended to take 0.6-0.8 gram per kg of body weight of protein. Half of them should be high-quality protein resources.


You should know that only diet restriction cannot solve your problem. You should take immediate treatment to lower creatinine, so as to prevent Stage 3 CKD from developing into ESRD (End Stage Renal Disease).

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