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Vegetables to Lower High Creatinine Level at PKD Clinic

2013-07-19 14:56

Vegetables to Lower High Creatinine Level at PKD ClinicWhat vegetables can help lower high creatinine level? Once people are diagnosed with kidney disease and high creatinine level, vegetables are foods that they are recommended to eat more. However, not all vegetables have an effect on reducing elevated creatinine level.

Kidney and creatinine level

High creatinine level refers to excess creatinine building up in the body, and the decline of kidney function is the root cause. In this condition, a healthy diet can help not only lower creatinine level but also slow down the progression of kidney disease. For people whose creatinine level is higher than the normal, low salt, protein, fat, potassium or phosphorus and more fruits and vegetables are basic dietary requirements.

Vegetables to lower high creatinine level

From the above analysis, we can know the build up of excess creatinine in the blood is the direct cause of high creatinine level, while low kidney function is the root cause. In view of this, two kinds of vegetables are good to reduce elevated creatinine level.

1. Vegetables have an effect of diuretic: Diuretic can stimulate the kidney to produce more urine, thus taking away more waste products including creatinine. Some vegetables such as celery and parsley can be used as most natural diuretic. However, some of these vegetables contains rich potassium. Therefore, avoid high-potassium level is necessary if you have elevated potassium level.

2. Vegetables can help improve kidney function: It is reported that some vegetables have rich antioxidant substances like vitamin C and flavonoid, which are effective on preserving and boosting the kidney function. Vegetables that have such a benefit are usually common in our daily life such as red bell pepper and cabbage.


However your condition is, a healthy diet always play an important role in keeping your overall health. If you are worried about your high creatinine level and kidney damage, welcome to leave a message or consult our online doctor, and we are glad to share a detailed food list with you. Take care.

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