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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 for High Creatinine Level in PKD

2014-01-19 10:19

PKD(polycystic kidney disease) is a common kidney disease which manifested as one or both sides are filled with many renal cysts. They will continue to enlarge and damage the partial kidney functions. With the progression of PKD, patients’ creatinine level will increase a lot. Diet for high creatinine level in PKD will help reduce the level.

Let’s see what PKD patients with high creatinine should and should not eat.

※You are suggested to eat more following foods. High-vitamin foods, black fungus, alkaline foods, radish, cranberry juice, flaxseed oil, etc. Black fungus can help dissolve kidney stone and improve the kidney functions. Flaxseed oil can help reduce blood fat and high blood pressure and delay the progression of kidney disease. Alkaline foods have auxiliary therapeutic effects for polycystic kidney disease and high creatinine levels. About the further information of foods which is good for PKD patients with high creatinine level, you can consult our free online doctor, they will give you an unique foods list.

※Limit sodium intake. Healthy kidney can keep the balance of water and electrolytes. If you eat too much sodium, there will be a reaction called water-sodium retention happen. It will increase the burden to the kidney and make more damage. Do not use much salt when you cooking. In instead of it, you can choose a variety of herbs and onion powder to flavor your dishes.

※ Avoid caffeine and alcohol. Coffee, chocolate and cola contain rich caffeine which can lead to rarefaction of bone, high blood pressure and other health problems. Too much alcohol can activate the symptoms of PKD and creatinine rise.

※Avoid high-protein foods. The waste product of protein called urea nitrogen needs to be removed from the body. Thus add much burden to kidney. The daily intake of protein for PKD patients with high creatinine should be controlled within 0.8g per kilogram of body weight.

A well managed diet plan can reduce the creatinine level and slow down the progression of PKD. Keep a good mood is necessary to the patients, as long as you and your family pay more attention to the daily diet, your life quality will be improved a lot and high creatinine will also be reduced to a certain point. If you have questions about the diet for high creatinine level in PKD, you can send an email to

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