Friday, November 8, 2013

Foods to Avoid with High Creatinine Level


Creatinine is a by-product of the filtration of the blood. This is a nitrous acid is produced by the kidneys and is stored in muscle cells. The liver and the pancreas aid the kidneys in the synthesis of creatinine. At any point in time, our body has a healthy level of 120 grams of creatinine, of which, we expend about 2 gm every day. The extra creatinine is filtered by the kidneys and expelled from the body through the urine.If a there is more creatinine that the normal range in a body, it is because the kidneys are malfunctioning and are unable to filter the creatinine out. Kidneys stones can often cause the creatinine levels to rise. These kidney stones in the kidneys are extremely painful. They may even eventually cause injuries. If the kidney stones move around in the kidneys, they can cause rupturing of the kidney’s membranes and you may see blood in the urine. Kidneys and stones do not go well together. Kidneys are a very important organ in the body, and it is important to ensure that you keep them healthy.
High Protein Foods
Your body uses protein to build and repair tissues and muscles and to fight off infection. When protein is broken down, like any other food, it produces certain waste products. One of these is urea, which damaged kidneys have trouble filtering out of the bloodstream. Most renal diets require you to monitor and limit your protein intake. Your doctor, dietitian or nutritionist will tell you how much and what types of protein you can consume. You will probably be allowed certain amounts of complete proteins from animal sources (lean beef and chicken, for example) and certain amounts of incomplete proteins from plant sources (beans and lentils).
High Sodium Foods
When kidney disease or high blood pressure is suspected, the first dietary change is often to reduce sodium in the diet. Fresh foods over packaged, convenience foods are recommended. Canned foods are particularly high sources of sodium in the American diet. When eating out, those trying to lower their sodium intake should avoid fast food restaurants and ask that foods be prepared without salt.
High Phosphorus Foods
Your body uses phosphorus and calcium to keep your bones strong and to keep your muscles and nerves working normally. Calcium and phosphorus must remain in balance. When you have kidney damage, your body has trouble maintaining this balance. You often end up with too little calcium and too much phosphorus. Your body then steals calcium from your bones to try to restore the proper balance, and your bones become weak and brittle. You may also experience pain in your bones and joints and itchy skin. Foods that are high in phosphorus include sardines, cola, nuts, cheese, liver, peanut butter and beer. You may also be asked to avoid eggs and dairy products.
High Glycemic Foods
Because uncontrolled diabetes can lead to kidney damage, foods to avoid are those that have a greater impact on blood sugar. DiabetesNet offers a list of foods that are most likely to raise blood sugar, called high glycemic index foods. White, refined flour should be replaced with whole grains, such as whole wheat, oats and barley. Sugary foods such as cakes, cookies, pies and candy should be limited or eliminated.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Can having only one kidney affect my creatinine levels?


Creatinine levels may go up in patients with only one kidney but only minimally if the other kidney is healthy and can adapt to take on the function of two kidneys (it can come close). If there was no such adaptation the creatinine would double. If a patient with poor renal function on both sides lost a kidney the creatinine would go up. If a kidney that had no function was removed, then creatinine would not change.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Treatment For High Creatinine 2.2 With Stage 4 Kidney Disease


Nice to talk with you on Skype today. As your request for the details about our analysis for your condition, treatment and others, please see the follows:
Why your serum creatinine becomes high? You know, the creatinine are the wastes of muscle metabolism and they should be filtered through our kidneys' glomeruli and then discharged out by urine. If the glomeruli are damaged and GFR(glomerular filtration function) decreases, these wastes will not be let off, then these toxins will stay in the blood, that is why the serum creatinine shows high.
In clinic, if the creatinine level shows higher than the normal, it means the 60% of nephrons have been damaged and kidney function has decreased. You said 3 years ago you find the high creatinine level 2.2 which is high, this means 3 years ago, your 60% of your nephrons have been damaged. And your kidney damage history is more than 3 years. (your shrunk kidneys can also prove this point). Now your creatinine level 4.4 reflects there are high toxins depositing in your blood, and the renal fibrosis process is aggravating. On the whole, your present kidney damage degree is in the end of stage 4. This stage is the last stage to be reversed. If it progresses to stage 5, which means the uremia stage, then the dialysis and transplant will be the last choices, which is very difficult to be treated.
For stage 4 of CKD, the high blood pressure, anemia(low HB), electrolyte disturbance(high potassium, high phosphorus, low calcium) etc are common complications to see. For your fatigue and weakness, on one hand, it is due to anemia; on the other hand, it is related to high toxins in your kidneys and blood. These toxins must be discharged as soon as possible, because long-time toxins depositing will cause many other organs' damage with the blood flow, such as CVD(cardiovascular disease), UE(uremia encephalopathy), acidosis etc which are very dangerous for life. For your uncontrolled blood pressure (145/100 to 150/105) has a close relation to kidney damage and RASS activation. So, only taking high BP medicine is not effective, the root measure should be repair his kidneys and improve his kidney function. If the blood pressure keeps high for a long time, it will worsen the kidney condition. So, controlling high bp is also very important for you now.
We will give you a systemic treatment to reverse your condition:
Firstly, Immune Special Examination and Diagnosis
Why we can not get a good effect after having tried many therapies in treating kidney disease? why does kidney disease relapse easily? That is because we don't find the fundamental reason of kidney disease. so in this step, we should find out the harmful substances which cause damage to kidneys. our hospital has brought the most advanced equipment to do the special tests. 10 items of renal damage, 7 items of toxins in blood, 8 items of urine, Renal Fibrosis series tests, Urine Protein Electrophoresis tests and Lymphocyte subsets detection etc. will be done to find out the exact position of kidney damage and give you targeted treatment. Also we can check out the kinds, quantity and activity of the harmful substances and immune complexes in your blood through these special tests.
Secondly, Immune Clearance
After finding out the harmful substances in your body, we should clear them. During this step, our hospital can clear the harmful substances (containing micromolecule substances, middle molecular substances, and macromolecules) with the help of many kinds of blood purification equipment, Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, enema, herbal medicated bath and so on. Then the further damage to our kidneys and other organs can be stopped.
Thirdly, Immune Blocking
The above steps of treatment only aim at the harmful substances in the blood, and has no effect on the harmful substances deposited in kidneys, because there are specific attachment region on the face of kidneys, so when the harmful substances move to kidneys with the blood circulation, they will deposit in kidney, and cause Ultra Inflammatory Reaction. So in this step, we will use some specific immunosuppressive agents to block the reaction. But in western medicine, immunosuppressive agents are also adopted commonly, why it can not get a good therapeutic effect, the reason is that the kinds and quantity of harmful substances are not known, so doctors are often not sure the dose of medicine.
Fourth, Immune Tolerance
In the last step, the using of immunosuppressive agents is a certain dose and for a short time to stop the damage caused by the inflammatory mediators quickly. In this step, we will let patients take the agents as small dose and several times to prevent the reaction happen again. Besides, we will take regular test about patient’s condition and make assessment and analysis to direct the medication.
Fifth, Immune Adjustment
During this step of treatment, we will solve the deposition of harmful substances in kidneys. When our kidney is damaged, the blood flow volume in kidneys will reduce, so our hospital will use Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, massage, acupuncture and moxibustion, feet bath, scraping therapy, cupping therapy etc. to expanding the blood vessels, increase the blood flow volume in kidneys, clear the internal toxins, regulate the immune system and recover the self renewal of the body.
Sixth, Immune Protection
As we know, the reason of kidney disease is damaged immune system and low immunity, so if we want to avoid the relapse of kidney disease, we should to rebuild our immune system and improve our immunity. And also for the damaged and remaining inherent cells and tissues, we have to repair them and recover the kidney function. Reinforcing and nourishing synthetic Chinese Medicine, stem cell, Oral Maikangheji will play key roles in this step. Active material in micro-Chinese medicine can regulate the immune system and recover the self renewal of the body.
The above information is a general treatment method to reverse your illness. When you come here, we will make out a detailed and targeted treatment scheme after checking your body.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Is Dialysis Needed When Creatinine Level


Going on dialysis is a complex issue. It is a decision made between you and your doctor, but basically it's mostly up to you. In part it depends on how you feel. Some people feel awful at a cr. of 4, while some leave it too late (like me) and don't go on until they hit 8 or 9. It also depends on how much fluid you are retaining. If you can't void any more, you will need dialysis or you will drown in your own fluids. So you may feel fine, but your kidney may lose the water filtration function. In addition your potassium balance also plays a part. While there are remedies like kayexalate (a substance you take to help bind potassium) at some point the potassium issue may force dialysis too.
Guidelines recommend you start dialysis when your kidney function drops to 15% or less — or if you have severe symptoms caused by your kidney disease, such as: shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle cramps, nausea or vomiting. Your doctor will help you decide when to start dialysis, based on results of lab tests that measure how much kidney function you have left and on your symptoms.
Most people (about 93% of those who apply) qualify for Medicare when they need dialysis or a transplant, even if they are under age 65. Medicare pays for 80% of treatment costs of kidney disease when kidney function has dropped to 10 – 15%, or when your doctor justifies it.
If you are not having symptoms, you may be able to wait a bit longer before you begin dialysis. However, some doctors believe that starting dialysis as soon as Medicare or insurance covers it is wise, since it can take a long time to recover if you let yourself get very ill. Since chronic kidney failure often happens slowly, sometimes people do not even know how bad they feel, until they start dialysis and begin to feel much better.

Is Dialysis Needed When Creatinine Level


Going on dialysis is a complex issue. It is a decision made between you and your doctor, but basically it's mostly up to you. In part it depends on how you feel. Some people feel awful at a cr. of 4, while some leave it too late (like me) and don't go on until they hit 8 or 9. It also depends on how much fluid you are retaining. If you can't void any more, you will need dialysis or you will drown in your own fluids. So you may feel fine, but your kidney may lose the water filtration function. In addition your potassium balance also plays a part. While there are remedies like kayexalate (a substance you take to help bind potassium) at some point the potassium issue may force dialysis too.
Guidelines recommend you start dialysis when your kidney function drops to 15% or less — or if you have severe symptoms caused by your kidney disease, such as: shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle cramps, nausea or vomiting. Your doctor will help you decide when to start dialysis, based on results of lab tests that measure how much kidney function you have left and on your symptoms.
Most people (about 93% of those who apply) qualify for Medicare when they need dialysis or a transplant, even if they are under age 65. Medicare pays for 80% of treatment costs of kidney disease when kidney function has dropped to 10 – 15%, or when your doctor justifies it.
If you are not having symptoms, you may be able to wait a bit longer before you begin dialysis. However, some doctors believe that starting dialysis as soon as Medicare or insurance covers it is wise, since it can take a long time to recover if you let yourself get very ill. Since chronic kidney failure often happens slowly, sometimes people do not even know how bad they feel, until they start dialysis and begin to feel much better.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Symptoms Of High Creatinine Levels


Creatinine is a waste product in the blood that results from energy metabolism of muscle, which is transported in the bloodstream to the kidneys where it is then filtered and excreted from the body in urine. This chemical by-product of muscle metabolism is produced by creatine, and author and doctor of internal medicine Siamak Nabili states that around 2 percent of creatine in the body is transformed into creatinine on a daily basis. Creatinine is important because it is an indicator of kidney function; thus, decreased renal filtering and disposal (urine) may be reflected if the level of this waste product is high.
Sometimes, the symptoms of elevated creatinine levels may not be immediately visible. The body's response will depend on the degree of its excess in the body. Excessive creatinine in blood or urine does not always mean there is going to be a serious kidney problem, but it is important to keep a check on it before these levels escalate and go out of hand. Keep a watch for these symptoms:
Fatigue
Shortness of breath
Loss of appetite
Fever
Dehydration
Changes in mental stability - confusion or disorientation
Headache
Low urine output
Swollen hands and legs
Pain in the lower back

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Treat Creatinine level 2.5 caused by Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)


The developing of Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) can cause damages of kidneys and lead to end stage kidney disease gradually, the incidence of which is about 50%. When the creatinine level begins to increase, it indicates the damages of kidney function. There are five stages of kidney disease, if the creatinine level is 2.5, you are in stage 4 kidney disease (In Stage 4, the creatinine level is 221~442 (2.5-5.0). In this stage, there will be obvious anemia, nausea, vomiting, metabolic acidosis and electrolytes disorder). Hence people with creatinine level 2.5 in blood is in stage 4 of kidney disease, a stage which treatment is needed as soon as possible to avoid end-stage kidney disease which requires dialysis or kidney transplantation or stem cells transplant.
How to treat creatinine level 2.5 in blood caused by PKD?
Many cysts on kidney row large and then it cause kidney damages which is the cause of creatinine level increases. Hence if we want to reduce creatinine level, we need to repair damaged kidneys and the primary disease-PKD. Micro-chinese medicine osmotherapy is a natural remedy which can shrink cysts on kidney and repair damaged kidneys.
Various herbs are used in the medicine. The herbs are traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), which have been practiced in China for more than 2,000 years. the effects have been proved. It has following functions.
1. Make cysts shrink gradually, through promoting the permeability of cystic wall. Cyst internal liquid will be reabsorbed into blood vessels, then will be discharged out of body along urine. Besides, cysts will be prevented from growing further, through restraining the secretion of cystic wall epithelial cells.
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