No one cares about your health as much as you do. It is necessary to monitor many indicators, including the level of creatinine in the blood, since its increased content may indicate disturbances in the functioning of the body. It is not difficult to reduce the level of creatinine if the exact reason for the increase is established in time.
Creatinine is formed as a result of protein metabolism during muscle contraction, is filtered in the kidneys and excreted in the urine. The body does not receive anything from this substance and at the same time cannot process it in any way. If the kidneys or the genitourinary system are impaired, creatinine is hardly excreted from the body and begins to accumulate in the blood, causing a toxic effect. In especially severe cases, when the level of this substance in the blood goes off scale, the patient needs constant hemodialysis. That is why elevated creatinine cannot be ignored.
Its level in the body is determined by a routine blood test done in the morning on an empty stomach. A large amount of such a substance indicates malfunctioning of the body, in particular, violations in the functioning of the genitourinary system. Along with this, creatinine may increase after operations, extensive burns, as a result of trauma, when there was a strong compression of the tissue, due to necrosis of the heart muscle during myocardial infarction or the loss of a large amount of fluid as a result of vomiting, diarrhea, profuse bleeding. Sometimes its level becomes higher when the thyroid gland malfunctions.
See your doctor. If the increase in creatinine is caused by a disease, only establishing the exact cause and its treatment will help reduce its level. In such cases, it is necessary to undergo examinations by a specialist who will prescribe additional tests, for example, an ultrasound examination of the kidneys and bladder, and the necessary medications. Creatinine levels will decrease on their own as you recover.
There are situations when an increase in creatinine is caused not by a disease, but by a lifestyle. With an unbalanced diet, namely the consumption of large amounts of protein foods, the level of creatinine increases by itself. Protein breakdown, and, as a consequence, an increase in the amount of the described substance in the blood can occur even as a result of prolonged starvation, when the body begins to use protein as a reserve energy. If the reason for the increase in creatinine is this, balance your diet by introducing complex carbohydrates, fiber, healthy fats and essential trace elements with vitamins into the diet. But get out of prolonged fasting and go to normal food gradually, preferably after consulting a specialist.
Follow a special diet, which only a doctor should definitely agree on, especially in case of serious disorders in the genitourinary system. Usually, with an increased level of creatinine, it is recommended to reduce the consumption of meat and other foods containing large amounts of protein: fish, cheese, cottage cheese. After all, creatinine is the end product of protein breakdown in the body. However, in order to avoid its deficiency in the body, which is also dangerous, more legumes and soy should be introduced into the diet. If it is very difficult without meat, a small amount of it can be eaten only after boiling in salted water.
Completely eliminate bread and other flour products from the diet, and also reduce the daily dose of sugar - you will get enough of it for the body from fruits, which are necessary for high creatinine levels. Pomegranates and other citrus fruits are especially helpful. It is useful to eat more vegetables and cereals - buckwheat, barley, oatmeal. But it is better to forget about pickles, canned food and smoked meats - they contain sodium, which interferes with the excretion of creatinine from the kidneys.With such a diet, the level of this substance in the blood will return to normal within a week.
Large and frequent physical activity also leads to an increase in blood creatinine. This is often the case with athletes, especially self-taught beginners, who are trying to achieve quick results and introduce a large amount of additional protein into the diet, neglecting the rest of the necessary substances, without consulting a specialist. In addition, during physical exertion, the body becomes dehydrated, so drink plenty of water, but not sweet carbonated water. Ideally, you need to drink at least half a liter of regular water a day, preferably on an empty stomach, as well as between meals.
Use a folk remedy to restore blood creatinine levels. Take 6 tablespoons of rice and cover with water overnight. Boil this rice in the morning and eat it. Nothing can be eaten for two hours after breakfast. At the same time, completely eliminate salt from the diet. After a month of this meal, your creatinine levels will return to normal without any medical intervention.
Protect yourself from stress. It is believed that the level of creatinine in the blood can rise due to nervous strain, because stress directly affects appetite, metabolism and other body processes. Try to avoid nervous situations as much as possible, and if this is simply impossible, change your attitude towards them, remembering that only your health is priceless. Try to set aside time for relaxation, gymnastics or yoga; at the end of the day, a salt bath and massage will help you relax.
Remember that health is priceless. If you notice that your health is getting worse, and diets are not helping, be sure to see your doctor. Perhaps the real cause of the increase in creatinine is serious and requires urgent action. But even with the stabilization of the condition, do not forget about preventive measures: proper nutrition, lifestyle and regular blood donation for studies of creatinine levels.