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Creatinine level along with BUN level is used to measure how well your kidneys are functioning.Because of powerful compensatory capacity of kidneys,their levels do not increase until more than half of renal function is lost. Diet plays an important role in treating Kidney Disease.Then what foods to avoid with high levels of creatinine and BUN?
High level of creatinine
Creatinine is the byproduct of muscle activity and is filtered by kidneys normally.If there are no external factors, the creatinine level is in direct proportion to muscle mass.Generally, the creatinine levels in the elderly and children are lower than that in young people. In right condition, the creatinine level keep at a constant level.
High level of BUN
Proteins are important source of energy in body. The useful compounds are used by body and then the byproduct, urea nitrogen is filtered by kidneys.When kidneys are not functioning well, high levels of urea nitrogen will build up in body, resulting in high level of BUN.
Foods to avoid with high levels of creatinine and BUN
-Foods loaded in proteins should be avoided with high levels of creatinine and BUN.Excess consumption of proteins can increase the production of urea nitrogen and worsen proteinuria.
-The patients should also avoid foods high in salt.Excess salt intake can cause retention of fluid and sodium in body,resulting in high blood pressure and swelling.High blood pressure is a major accelerator of renal function decline.
-Foods high in phosphorus and potassium should be avoided if the blood work shows they are above normal levels.High levels of phosphorus in blood can cause skin itching, bone problems etc.High levels of potassium in blood is very dangerous and even life-threatening.
The above are foods to avoided with high creatinine and BUN. If you want to get an individualized dietary plan, please email to firstname.lastname@example.org .