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what can one do to reduce the creatinine level.

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what can one do to reduce the creatinine level.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Natasha replied 3 years ago.
Hi
Can you tell me the rest of your labs that were done? Any other medical problems or medications?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Dear Dr Cameron

 

I have a skin condition possibly bought on by allergies after being electricuted. Have been through cycle of cyclosporan? unsuccessfully. Now suffering from what i believe is fluid retention in lympnodes. No Lymphoma detected.

Urea down to 4.9 mmo1/L

Urate .33

Creatinine 95H

eGFR 54L

Expert:  Dr. Natasha replied 3 years ago.
I understand.
Do you have diabetes or high blood pressure? When was the cycle completed?
(BTW congrats on not having lymphoma)
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
I do not have diabestes and no known high blood pressure. Cycle completed over 2 year ago. thank you.
Expert:  Dr. Natasha replied 3 years ago.
Okay
Well, the best way to improve your creatinine is to control factors which may damage your kidneys. The fact that you do not have high blood pressure or diabetes is great. The cyclosporin did some damage to the kidneys which is not likely reversible.

Things you can do are:
exercise regularly
keep well hydrated (make sure you are drinking 8x 8oz of water daily- unless contraindicated by your doctor)
take your medications as prescribed
drink alcohol in moderation only (no more than 1-2 glasses a week)
no smoking
get screened for high blood pressure and diabetes regularly (at least every 3 months)
limit your salt intake

Here is a link for some nutritional tips too:

http://www.ehow.com/way_5154365_nutrition-improve-kidney-function.html

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Will taking iodine tablets/fluid affect the kidney problem?
Expert:  Dr. Natasha replied 3 years ago.
No, it will not.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Will it help
Expert:  Dr. Natasha replied 3 years ago.
no, it will neither help nor hurt..
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