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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.

Can Water Lower Creatinine Level

2013-07-15 11:04

Can Water Lower Creatinine LevelPeople whose creatinine is higher than the normal may have been told that drinking more water can help lower high creatinine level. Is this statement true? Should these people increase the fluid intake without limitation?

Make clear what causes elevated creatinine level

Creatinine, one waste product of muscle metabolism, is excreted from the body via kidney, so serum creatinine along with blood urea nitrogen (BUN) is commonly used to present how kidneys are working. Generally, high creatinine level is a indicator of kidney function damage. Besides, excessive intake of protein, strenuous exercise, dehydration and tiredness can also cause high creatinine level.

Can water lower creatinine level?

If the person’s abnormal creatinine level is due to unhealthy diet or lifestyle, drinking more water can increase the output of kidneys thus lowering high creatinine level. In this condition, diet and lifestyle modifications are very helpful such as reducing the intake of protein, avoiding strenuous exercise and having a good rest.

If the person’s high creatinine level is associated to kidney damage, the answer will be complex. For people who can urinate normally, increasing the water intake moderately is good for cleansing patients’ blood, while drinking more water is more likely to worsen their condition if patients don’t have enough urine.

No matter whether kidney disease patients have enough urine, only changing fluid intake can do a little for improving their condition. In this condition, only if their damaged kidney cells are repaired, their overall health can be enhanced largely so as to reduce high creatinine level.

Immunotherapy, the combination of blood purifications and herbal medicines, can both purify patients’ blood to remove excessive waste products and repair the damaged but not necrotic kidney cells. In a clean internal environment, more and more impaired kidney cells can recover to work again.

Now, we can know whether water can help lower high creatinine level is decided by the causes of creatinine deposition. If you confirm to the condition that drink more water, the amount is also very important. Therefore, you are recommended to consult doctor before determining how much water you drink one daily.

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