6 Ways to lower creatinine levels

POLOKWANE – The best way to lower your creatinine levels is to treat the underlying cause.

Dialysis is a common treatment for kidney issues. It’s an important medical procedure that is used when your kidneys can’t remove waste products from your body. But you can complement these treatments with different remedies and lifestyle changes to lower your creatinine.

Cut back on vigorous exercise: Intense exercise increases creatinine levels as a response to increased muscle breakdown, at least temporarily.

Try walking instead of running, or doing yoga instead of lifting weights.

Don’t take supplements containing creatine: Creatine is a natural compound made in your liver were it is transported to your muscles where to be used for energy.

Unused creatine then converts into creatinine, a waste product. There for to reduce creatinine levels rather not take creatine supplements.

Reduce your protein intake: People with diets very high in red meat or other protein sources, including dairy products, may have higher creatinine levels than people who eat less of those foods.

Try swapping out beef burgers for vegetable patties, hearty vegetable stew, or lentil soup.

Eat more fibre: One study showed significant reductions in creatinine levels in people with chronic kidney disease who increased their fibre intake.

Fibre can be found in many foods, including: fruit, vegetables, whole grains, legumes.

Drink more water: Dehydration can raise creatinine levels. Fluid intake can also be an issue for some people who have kidney disease.

Try chitosan supplements: Chitosan is a dietary supplement mostly used by people hoping to lose weight or reduce cholesterol.

It has been found that chitosan may also be effective in reducing creatinine levels in people with renal failure. Before starting chitosan or any other dietary supplement, talk with your doctor for appropriate dosage.

Lizel Britz 072 243 7707

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