High creatinine level is one common question for most kidney patients, while coffee and coke are energy drinks that a lot of people like. However, once patients are tested out high creatinine level, their doctors or dietitians must require them to pay highly attention to their diet. Can people with high creatinine level drink coffee or coke?
Since both coffee and coke contain rich caffeine, whether patients with high creatinine level drink these drinks is mainly determined by caffeine. Then, how about the answer? The answer is complex.
On one hand, so far, no specific research has proven that there is a link between caffeine-containing drinks and high creatinine level. Generally speaking, if patients only drink a cup of coffee or a tin of coke occasionally, these drinks may not produce any influence on patients’ health. However, if the person consume these beverages regularly, the following health effects of caffeine must become their big concern.
The biggest problem is decline of kidney function level along with the increase of protein in urine. Long-time use of caffeine-containing drinks are more likely to cause damage to kidneys, liver and stomach. Once kidney function is impaired, it will be unable to discharge extra creatinine as well as other waste products from the blood thoroughly.
The seconde problem is bone disease. If high creatinine level is due to kidney disease, drinking these beverage can increase the risk of osteoporosis. This is because they contain phosphorus instead of caffeine.
Additionally, these drinks may also lead to sleep problems, urinary tract problem, metabolic imbalance and some other disorders. All of these problems will affect patients’ health largely.
All in all, patients with high creatinine level should avoid drinking excessive amount of coffee and coke. If you want to learn how much you can drink one day, you can contact us directly.