how to reduce creatinine

how to reduce creatinine

Before looking for a solution to a problem, we first need to understand the problem and its cause. Here we need to know what is Creatinine?

Creatinine is a waste item that is produced as a by-product of metabolism going on in muscles. The primary function of the kidneys is to filter blood, i.e. to filter Urea, Creatinine & other wastes from blood and it is expelled through Urine from our human body. Yet, in the event, because of any reason Creatinine level is found to stay high for couple of hours, this by and large demonstrates impairment in kidney function. The normal range of Creatinine for males is 0.6 – 1.2 mg/dl. For females, the normal range is somewhat brought down 0.5 – 1.1 mg/dl according to lab, as females have less muscles mass than males.

There are an excessive number of components which can cause large amounts of creatinine levels, viz. as basic as drying out and unnecessary strenuous exercise can cause this, specific pharmaceuticals, kidney infection, thyroid issues, diabetes and hypertension may likewise be the reasons.

Few individuals who eat excess of non-vegetarian food and Creatine supplements can encounter high creatinine levels.

  1. Reduce vigorous exercise

Work out/Exercise is useful for healthy life and well being. However, trying too hard may increase your creatinine levels. In Ayurvedic course readings additionally, strenuous exercise and weight lifting is denied. Since muscle digestion produces creatinine, overusing muscles through strenuous action may raise creatinine levels.

One examination shows that extreme exercise increments creatinine levels as a reaction to expanded muscle breakdown, in any event briefly.

Consult with your specialist about what kind of activity and how much you ought to do. Try walking instead of running & lifting weights. Do yoga and pranayama instead.

  1. Try not to take Supplements containing Creatine

Creatine is a characteristic compound made in your liver. It’s shipped to your muscles where it’s utilized for vitality. Unused creatine not utilized as vitality changes over into creatinine, a waste item.

 

Notwithstanding its characteristic frame, creatine is likewise accessible as an oral supplement. A few competitors utilize these supplements to help improve athletic execution. Much the same as common creatine, supplements containing this substance deliver creatinine.

Anybody wishing to diminish creatinine levels ought not take creatine supplements. There is restricted research on creatine supplements and their general wellbeing.

  1. Reduce Protein Diet

Research demonstrates eating a lot of protein can increment creatinine levels, in any event incidentally. Cooked red meat specifically can influence creatinine. The warmth from cooking causes creatine found in meat to deliver creatinine.

Individuals with diets high in red meat or other protein sources, including dairy items, may have higher creatinine levels than individuals who eat less of those nourishments.

We need to estimate the allowed intake of proteins. The Dietary Reference Intake is 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight, or 0.36 grams per pound.

This amounts to:

  • 56 grams per day for the average sedentary man.
  • 46 grams per day for the average sedentary woman.

But for a kidney disease patient we need to know protein requirement according to patient condition, so please consult your physician for the same.

 

  1. Increase Fiber Diet

More research is expected to decide the impact dietary fiber has on creatinine levels. But in a scientific study huge decrease in creatinine levels was observed in individuals with Chronic kidney disease who increased their fiber intake.

Fiber can be found in numerous food items including:

  • fruits
  • vegetables
  • whole grains
  • legumes

 

  1. Limit Liquid Intake

Lack of hydration can raise creatinine levels. Liquid admission can likewise be an issue for a few people who have kidney sickness. Converse with your specialist about how much water and different liquids you should drink every day and when is best to drink them.

 

  1. Ayurvedic Supplements Can Help

Few herbs have been demonstrated to lessen Creatinine levels. These herbs are Punnarnava(click here punarnav Plus), Gokshura(click here Nephroactive  caps.), Varuna etc.

Numerous herbs have diuretic action and may help to lessen creatinine levels. Research is also proving that few herbs they help in reducing Creatinine levels & also stop the progression of kidney disease.  We at Dr. Aggarwal’s Ayurvedic Panchakarma and Research Centre provides efficacious and result oriented approach to chronic kidney disease. Our specific products like kidney care Kadha has specific herbs which are needed to restore normal kidney function. For more info on this click here.

kidney failure treatment

kidney Failure Treatment – (Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Risk factors and Treatment)

kidney Failure Treatment – (Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Risk factors and Treatment)

It stands for END STAGE RENAL DISEASE.

Abnormal functioning of kidney causes ESRD.

Causes

ESRD occurs when kidney is not in state of proper functioning and life depends on dialysis and transplant. This type of kidney failure is permanent. It can’t be fixed. Diabetes and Hypertension are main causes of ESRD. Other reasons of ESRD are some reactions to medicines, injuries and some are born with us. Dialysis or a kidney transplant t is necessary to live in ESRD.

 

Symptoms

Ø             Weakness

Ø             Heaviness on head

Ø             Decreased amount of urination

Ø             Vomiting

Ø             Loss of weight

Ø             Tiredness

Ø             Pain in bones

Ø             Disturbance in menstrual periods

Ø             Change in colour of skin

Ø             Changes in nail

Ø             Swelling of the hands & feet

Ø             Numbness in the hands & feet

 

Diagnosis

Urine & blood test should be done in ESRD. These tests measure levels of creatinine and urea nitrogen in the urine and blood.

Blood test: Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate (e GFR) is for creatinine.

GFR is the flow rate of filtered fluid through the kidneys from the renal glomerular capillaries into the Bowman’s capsule / unit time.

If estimated GFR is less than 15 then it is considered to be ESRD.

Risk factors

The persons who are suffering from following are at the high risk of ESRD:

 

Ø             Chronic kidney disease (CKD)

Ø             Injury or trauma to the kidneys

Ø             Major blood loss

 

Complications

 

Different complications are associated with kidney disease that sometimes contribute to worsen the condition of the patient.

 

Ø             Swelling

Ø             Hypertension

Ø             Infertility

Ø             High risk of infection

Ø             Rise in level of potassium

 

Difference between CKD & ESRD

 

CKD occurs when there is permanent damage to the kidney. Kidney may still work well enough for patient to live, even if they have some damage.

 

CKD can lead to kidney failure (ESRD) when functioning of both the kidney get worse. In ESRD the kidney do not work well enough for you to live.

 

 Can ESRD be reversed?

In ESRD, nephrons are damaged in large number which leads to low kidney function. The damaged part of kidney is able to be repaired with the help of right treatment.

How can ESRD be reversed?

In modern medicines, there are 2 choices for patients with ESRD i.e. Dialysis & Kidney transplant.

There are different Alternative Treatment options available. Ayurveda  provides an alternative of dialysis & kidney transplant. In Ayurvedic  kidney treatment, patient’s kidney disease is controlled by herbal medicine, diet plan & lifestyle.

Ayurveda helps to recover the kidney from ESRD. There are many herbs which repair the renal parenchyma & stop further damage of kidney. Due to this, kidney will slowly and gradually start its functioning as before. Ayurvedic medicine also decrease the level of urea & creatinine.

Glomerular filteration rate decreases because of ESRD which results in the accumulation of excess water, salt & toxic products in the body. Ayurvedic herbs also help to eliminate these toxins from the body.

Ayurvedic treatment for kidney failure  just not works to suppress the symptoms as allopathic treatment. It works to eliminate the root cause of disease. It helps to treat hypertension & diabetes which are major cause of ESRD. Natural herbs which are used to prepare ayurvedic medicine has best properties to overcome the bad effects of disease & to treat the disease. These all facts are scientifically proven.

Some ayurvedic herbs which help to treat ESRD are Crataeva nurvela, Boerhaavia diffusa & Tribulus terrestris).

Prevention from ESRD

 

ESRD is not preventable in some patients. The leading cause of CKD is Diabetes and Hypertension. By controlling these 2 factors kidney can be prevented from ESRD.

 

Kidneys can be protected by following these healthy habits:

 

Ø             Have regular checkups with doctor.

Ø             Eat a low fat, low salt diet.

Ø             Exercise regularly.

Ø             Avoid tobacco.

Ø             Drink alcohol only in moderation.

Kidney failure treatment – How to reduce creatinine

Toxic Foods To Avoid In Kidney Failure or How to reduce creatinine

Ayurvedic Treatment For Kidney Failure

The tips can be used with any type of kidney disease to reduce the stress on renal organs and slow down the disease progress.

 

What kind of changes do I need to make on a renal failure diet?

We have to limit the amount of protein

This directly helps to decrease waste in your blood.

Foods that are high in protein are poultry (chicken and turkey), meat, eggs, fish, and dairy (milk, cheese, yogurt).

Kidney patients should limit the amount of phosphorus, Kidneys cannot get rid of extra phosphorus that builds up in your blood. This may cause bones to lose calcium and weaken as high phosphorous leads to less absorption.

Foods rich in phosphorus are  beans, nuts, dairy products, peas, and whole grains. Phosphorus is also found in cocoa, beer, and cola drinks.

Kidney patients should limit sodium content in daily food items.

If you have high blood pressure or extra fluid in your body.

Kidney patients need to reduce their sodium(Na) intake to 1500 mg every day.

Canned foods, salted snacks, Table salt, soups, and processed meats, like sausage & deli meats are rich in sodium content.

Kidney patients have to Limit potassium content in food as well.

Potassium is found in all fruits and vegetables. Patients should limit fruits and vegetables that are high in potassium LIKE POMEGRANATE BANANA, GUAVA, ORANGE.

Limit the amount of liquids or water intake should be restricted to all kidney patients specially who are on stage 5.

If your body retains fluids, you will have swelling and fluid may build up in your lungs. This can cause other health problems, such as shortness of breath or breathlessness.

 

 

View video to know more

 

stages of kidney failure

Stages of Kidney Failure

Stages of Kidney Failure

With chronic kidney disease, the kidneys don’t usually fail all at once. Instead, kidney disease often progresses slowly over a period of years.

The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) created a guideline to help doctors identify each level of kidney disease. The NKF divided kidney disease into five stages.

Where you are placed into CKD stage 3 or higher, it usually depends on an estimate of kidney function.
Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR)
Glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is the best measure of kidney function. A math formula using the person’s age, race, gender and their serum creatinine is used to calculate a GFR. A doctor will order a blood test to measure the serum creatinine level. As kidney function slows, blood levels of creatinine rise.

Even with a normal GFR, you may be at increased risk for developing CKD if you have diabetes, high blood pressure, or a family history of kidney disease. The risk increases with age: People over 65 are more than twice as likely to develop CKD as people between the ages of 45 and 65.
Stage of Chronic Kidney Disease
eGFR
(estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate) ml/min/1.73 m
Stage 1: the eGFR shows normal kidney function but you are already known to have some kidney damage or disease. For example, you may have some protein or blood in your urine, an abnormality of your kidney, kidney inflammation, etc. The goals of treatment are to slow the progression of CKD and reduce the risk of heart and blood vessel disease.

90 or more
Stage 2: Mildly reduced kidney function AND you are already known to have some kidney damage or disease. Continue treatment to reduce the risk of other health problems.

60 to 89
Stage 3: Moderately reduced kidney function. (With or without a known kidney disease. ) Anemia and bone problems become more common. Work to prevent or treat these complications.

45 to 59 (3A)
30 to 44 (3B)
Stage 4: Severely reduced kidney function. (With or without known kidney disease.) Continue following the treatment for complications of CKD.

15 to 29
Stage 5: Very severely reduced kidney function. This is sometimes called end-stage kidney failure or established renal failure.

Less than 15 or On Dialysis
* All GFR values are normalized to an average surface area (size) of 1.73m2
Suffixes:
p suffix: the addition of p to a stage (e.g. 3Ap, 4p) means that there is significant proteinuria (more info)
T – the addition of T to a stage (e.g. 3AT) indicates that the patient has a renal transplant.
D – the addition of D to stage 5 CKD (e.g. 5D) indicates that the patient is on dialysis

Stage

Allopathic Treatment for Kidney Failure

Alternative Treatment (Ayurveda) for Kidney Failure
1
Steroids, Suppresses Symptoms, Doesn’t Control Progression, Complications like Heart , Bone problems
Curable with Ayurveda, Disease removed from roots, No side effects, Control Complications

2
Steroids, Suppresses Symptoms, Doesn’t Control Progression, Complications like Heart, Bone problems, Other Side effects
Curable with Ayurveda, Disease removed from roots, Control Complications, No side effects
3
Steroids, Suppresses Symptoms, Doesn’t Control Progression, Complications like Heart, Bone problems, Side effects like Puffiness on face
90% Curable , Controlling progression of disease, Control Complications
4
Dialysis, May ask for Transplant
90% Curable With controlling progression of disease, Stop Dialysis, No need for Transplant

5
Dialysis, Transplant
80% Curable, Manageable With Controlling Progression of disease, Stop Dialysis, No need for Transplant

My stage keeps changing : It is normal for measurements of creatinine and therefore GFR to change a bit from one measurement to the next. In some patients these changes may seem large, and enough to move you from one stage to another and then back again. As long as things aren’t getting progressively worse, it is the average that is important.

For more info please watch this video for stages of kidney stone:-

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