IgA Nephropathy refers that immunoglobulin A (IgA) lodges in patients’ kidneys, hampering their kidney to filter metabolic waste from blood. When patients’ creatinine levels reach 3.25, their conditions may progress to compensatory period, which means 50%～70% of your kidney function is lost. We will introduce some ways to lower creatinine in this article.
1. Oral medications
Since creatinine 3.25 means patients’ kidneys are damaged, but dialysis is still too early to take. In this case, several medicines, such as ketosteril, diuretic, dandelion root, astragalus membranaceus, etc, can help stimulate kidneys to excrete more toxins and waste products including creatinine.
In this therapy, the treatment is not only confined to merely Chinese medicine or western medicine. It takes advantages of these two medicines. Firstly, Immune adsorption, plasma exchange and CRRT are used to purify the blood, removing wastes products, clogged materials and toxins in blood. In this process, creatinine are removed accompanied other toxins in blood. When patients achieve a relatively clean internal environment, some supplements will be added into patients’ blood for restoring the hemopoietic system. If the hemopoietic system works normally, the kidney lesion can get recovery. The creatinine level naturally reduces, when the kidney function returns to normal.
3. A right diet to lower creatinine level
- Avoid foods high in potassium
When the kidney fails to work normally for a long time, some electrolyte will build up in patients’ bodies. Except for abnormal low potassium level, patients should avoid food high in potassium.
- Stay away from foods rich in phosphorus
Phosphorus also is a kind of electrolyte. Hyperphosphatemia can lower the calcium content in blood, which can contribute to bone disease.
- Choose some food with low-protein but high-calories
Patients can’t take in so much protein that can strain the damaged kidney. Enough calories should be provided to patients. Patients with enough calories can keep a healthy weight to fight against the disease.
Last but not least, patients should maintain an optimistic attitude and take treatment positively. If you have any problems, you can contact our online doctors or leave a message for them. They can give you some professional advice.