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Lower High Creatinine Levels Naturally

Creatinine is a metabolic waste product and the levels of creatinine in our blood let doctors know how well our kidneys are functioning. Men should have creatinine levels of 0.6 to 1.2 mg/ dl and women should have 0.5 to 1.1 mg/dl. Young adults may have slightly higher numbers while the elderly may have lower numbers. High creatinine levels are caused by a number of diseases that can cause the kidneys to shut down such as dehydration and congestive heart failure. Diabetes can also contribute and it’s crucially important that diabetics monitor their blood glucose levels to make sure they are stable in order to ensure their kidneys are able to work without being hampered by increased insulin.

Creatinine is a naturally produced waste product that is stored in our muscles. It is created through the synthesis of amino acids via the liver. Because our bodies are able to make acceptable amounts of it on their own, we don’t need to supplement it. In fact, we naturally supplement it any time we have animal meat such as beef or chicken.

When our kidneys are functioning well our creatinine production stays constant, it is eliminated properly and it isn’t reabsorbed by the kidneys so it doesn’t go back into the blood stream. Lowering creatinine is important if you have kidney problems, but creatinine doesn’t cause them. High creatinine is just a symptom. Lowering creatinine through simple home remedies isn’t a cure for kidney function but it is a definite way to improve it.

How can I prevent High Creatinine levels?

  • Limit your sodium intake
  • Limit your protein intake, make every ounce count
  • Avoid supplements with creatinine
  • Avoid strenuous activities such as running. Consider low-impact sports such as yoga.
  • Avoid vanadium. It boosts creatinine levels.

What are the symptoms of High Creatinine levels?

  • Feeling dehydrated
  • Fatigue
  • Edema
  • Shortness of breath
  • Confusion
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Neuropathy
  • Dry skin

How do I lower High Creatinine levels?

  • Consider a vegetarian diet. It has lower sources of creatinine, reduces general risk of kidney disease, and helps lower blood pressure.
  • Drink nettle leaf tea which helps improve kidney function and reduces creatinine levels in the blood.
  • Boost your intake of alpha lipoic acid. It helps neutralize harmful toxins, improves kidney funciton and lowers creatinine levels.
  • Add chitosan. It helps to reduce urea, creatinine and cholesterol levels!
  • Drink plenty of water to help dilute and flush out creatinine.
  • Salvia can help filter and flush creatinine out of the body as well as improve kidney circulation.
  • Eat larger quantities of berries which are rich in vitamin C which helps to improve kidney filtration.
  • Eat more cucumber and bitter gourd. These help to increase urine production which helps to flush creatinine out of the body faster.
  • Avoid beans, fish, and meats high in protein. Eat foods with high quality protein such as fish.
  • Avoid foods with potassium and phosphorus. They both decrease kidney function which stops  the kidney’s being able to effectively flush out creatinine.
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