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Can Bitter Gourd Help Lower High Creatinine Level

2013-09-16 17:06

Can Bitter Gourd Help Lower High Creatinine LevelCan bitter gourd help lower high creatinine level? Generally speaking, high creatinine level indicates more than 50% of kidney function is damaged if patients’ lifestyle and diet is healthy. In our daily life, some foods are able to help reduce elevated creatinine level because of their specific benefits. Does bitter gourd have this benefit?

What causes high creatinine level?

The build up of creatinine in the blood is usually due to the decline of creatinine clearance rate by kidneys, that is to say, damaged kidney filters, known as glomeruli, is the root cause. The more kidney function lost, the higher creatinine level. Therefore, foods that can improve kidney function or prompt the excretion of waste products.

Bitter gourd and high creatinine level

Bitter gourd contains rich nutritions such as vitamin C, protein, dietary fibre, potassium, etc. Because of these nutritions, this vegetable is able to stimulate kidneys to eliminate excess toxins and wastes from the body timely, in order to prevent the deposits of wastes including creatinine. Aside from this, kidney disease patients can also get the following benefits from the consumption of bitter gourd:

- Improve body immunity: High content of vitamin C is the reason why bitter gourd can help boost patients’ immunity and prevent cardiovascular diseases.

- Lower high blood sugar: Many kidney disease patients also have diabetes that is a big risk for their health. Bitter gourd contains some ingredients to prompt the secretion of insulin, so as to control blood sugar.

- Reduce hypertension: Potassium in bitter gourd can fight against the effect of sodium on raising blood pressure.

Also, because of its potassium, dietary fiber and some other nutritions, bitter gourd is not available for a part of people with high creatinine level. Therefore, it is better for you to eat bitter gourd with the online doctor’s guidance.

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