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Can People with High Creatinine Level Eat Chicken


2013-09-12 16:32

Can People with High Creatinine Level Eat ChickenIn most cases, high creatinine level is an indicator of kidney disease. Once you are tested out elevated creatinine level, your diet must be their one big concern. Chicken is one common daily food that may make you ask: can people with high creatinine level eat chicken?

Creatinine level and kidneys

Creatinine is one waste product of muscle metabolism and generated from creatine. Generally speaking, about 2% of creatine converts to creatinine every day, and kidneys are responsible for eliminating creatinine from the body via urine. Therefore, the serum creatinine level maintains stable (0.5-1.1mg/dl for male, 0.6-1.2mg/dl for female). However, dehydration, strenuous exercise, long-term history of hypertension, various kidney diseases, etc, may raise creatinine level.

As introduced by the above content, creatine is one main source of creatinine in the blood, so limiting the intake of creatine is very necessary to lower high creatinine level.

Does chicken contain creatine?

Creatine can be found in different meats and fish, and the amount of creatine in most meats is fairly constant and varies between 4 and 5 grams of creatine per kilogram of meat. Chicken contains about the same amount of creatine as other meat. However, because muscle tissues are locations where creatinine is produced, creatine levels in the muscle tissues of chicken is higher than other organs.

Therefore, we can know chicken is also one source of creatine. For people whose creatinine level is higher than the normal, this kind of food may raise their creatinine level to some extent, but chicken and other lean meat usually contains high-quality protein that is recommended for kidney disease patients. From this point, these patients can’t avoid all meat completely.

Summary

Since chicken is one food that can meet patients’ protein need but may increase creatinine level, you should make sure the amount of chicken you can eat accurately. Consuming it correctly, you can get benefits as many as possible.




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