Some kidney problems will cause elevated high creatinine due to the GFR (glomerular filtration rate) decline. In that case, you may have searched online for methods of decreasing high creatinine level. Well then, what are good for creatinine 1.66 in PKD (polycystic kidney disease)?
How does polycystic kidney disease cause creatinine 1.66?
Creatinine 1.66 is higher than the normal range, and indicates a mild damage of renal function. Why does kidney function lose in polycystic kidney disease? As you know, PKD is a common hereditary disease which is characterized by numerous cysts growing on kidneys. The enlargement of these cysts can oppress the surrounding normal kidney tissues, causing ischemia and hypoxia (anoxia) in kidneys. Consequently, renal function can be gradually impaired. Once kidneys cannot work normally, excessive fluids, wastes and toxins will build up in the body, and thus creatinine 1.66 occurs.
What are good for 1.66 Creatinine Level of PKD
Because our kidneys have very strong compensatory ability, creatinine level will not rise until about 50% of kidney function has been lost.
If you are diagnosed with Polycystic Kidney Disease with creatine 1.66, the key to solve the problem is to shrink or remove kidney cysts as well as to improve kidney function. For that purpose, I will tell you something good for the management.
- A good diet: Keeping a low protein, low sodium, low potassium and phosphorous diet. Avoid alcohol and smoking.
- Chinese herbs: Here, I won’t suggest you western medicines, because many of them have side-effects on kidneys. Chinese herbs come from the nature, and prove safe and effective by many researchers. For detailed information, please talk with our experts online.
- A good activity: Gentle exercise is a safe form of exercise for polycystic kidney disease patients. Swimming, walking, jogging, Qigong, Tai Chi, etc are all suitable for these patients, but you should avoid some bent movements that may cause cyst rupture.
- A good rest. Not all the PKD patients can do exercise. Patients with severe symptoms such as urinary tract infection, need to have a rest on the bed.
The above suggestions are not only good for treating PKD, but also are beneficial for improving kidney function, which is good for lowering creatinine 1.66. For more specific information, you can leave a message below. We will reply you within 48 hours.