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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.

Diet Principles for Lowering High Creatinine Level

2013-11-16 16:13

Diet Principles for Lowering High Creatinine LevelWhen your kidneys can not function well, the waste products will build up in the blood, causin high creatinine level. Patients are suggested to control and lower high creatinne levels by diet management.

Low Sodium

Sodium can worsen the symptoms of high creatinine level, such as swellings. You are suggested to not use processed cheeses or pickled, or smoked meats, canned food etc.

It is better for you to avoid adding salt to your food. You are suggested to use alterantive spices, such as lemon, herbs etc.

Water Limitation

You are suggested to limit your water intake, if you happen to be a person with high creatiine level. Be aware that some fruits and vegetables contain a lot of water and will count in your fluid intake.

Enough Calories

Healthy eating can help control your blood pressure, weight, and cholesterol and blood sugar levels to help slow the progression of kidney disease. Your doctor may recommend calciumsupplements or vitamin D for bone health.

Low Phosphorus

If you are a peron with high creatinine level, you are suggested to Limit : Limit your intake of dairy products, such as milk, yogurt, or ice cream; your phosphorus intake to 800 to 1000 mg a day; Avoid nuts, peanut butter, seeds, lentils, peas, and beans; Avoid drinks such as beer, cola drinks, and cocoa.

Low Potassium

For high creatinine level patients, they are suggested to follow a low potassium diet plan. Most commercially available salt substitutes are very high in potassium.


Your diet may change over time as your creatine level changes. See your doctor for regular testing, and work with a dietitian to adjust your diet as needed.

There is no one diet that is right for everyone who has high creatinine level. Your doctor or dietitian can tailor a diet for you based on how well to lower your creatinine level naturally.

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