A person with CKD Stage 4 has advanced kidney damage with a severe decrease in glomerular filtration rate (GFR). How to lower creatinine and urea levels in Stage 4 CKD (Chronic Kidney Disease)?
To lower creatinine and urea levels in the blood, patients should take measures from the following aspects:
-Reduce sodium intake to less than 2 grams each day. Stay away from processed meat, canned soups and dried vegetables.
-Control protein intake to 0.6 grams per kg of body weight. Half of hte foods you take should be high-quality protein sources like fish, milk, egg white and lean meat.
-Eat less potassium and phosphorous, since high levels of these minerals may lead to breath problems and bone disease.
-Take moderate fluid. Stage 4 CKD patients should strictly control the intake of water, since it may aggravate swelling and high blood pressure. But they should also ensure they get enough water to keep the body hydrated.
The above suggestions can be considered as method to slow down the progression of kidney disease, they are indeed beneficial but cannot solve the underlying problem.
There are some traditional Chinese herbs that can be used to reduce creatinine and urea in the blood. Commonly used are dandelion, nettle, corn silk, poria cocos and rhizome of lalang. They have the property of diuretic and antioxidants. Therefore, they can help kidneys increase urine output so more wastes can be discharged.
It is one of the mainly used therapies in our hospital, Shijiazhuang Kidney Disease Hospital. It is an external application used on Shenshu area. With osmotic device, the ingredients can permeate into kidneys directly, expanding blood vessels, reduce inflammation and degrade extra cellular matrixes, so as to improve blood circulation and repair damaged renal tissues. The terminal goal of this treatment is to improve kidney function. That’s the key to treating Stage 4 Chronic Kidney Disease.