Q: I do have serum creatinine level ranging from 2.2-2-8 since 3 Years. I do also have high BP and I am taking sNumelo 2.5mg to control the high BP.
Please suggest some remedy to bring down this serum createnine to its normal level. As I am indian, Please do let me know the names of herbs. I heard about Nettle Leaf Tea which is helping lot in kidney diseases…..
A: After this information I would say that your health would have been normal – if you were an athlete or a bodybuilder, or if you were a man with a large muscle mass. Normal values of serum creatinine in an adult (man) is between 0.6 and 1.2 mg / dl, in women is slightly lower. However, these values vary from person to person, depending on your muscle construction. If you are not sportman, if you have no such thing as high muscle mass and if you have kidney problems, you are in a serious situation.
It is important to take care first of your lifestyle, because if something goes wrong, to heal, you need to solve the cause and not the sickness. From the very beginning, I say you have to go on a diet (no salt and sugar) and you have to figure out how solve the problem of renal failure because I think this is the cause of such a high level of serum creatinine.
However, this is what I can tell you about the increased level of serum creatinine. Blood creatinine level usually increases due to a malfunction of the kidneys. It is important to know whether the process leading to renal dysfunction (renal failure, azotemia) it has appeared recently or some time ago – in your case it’s about three years. The most common causes of kidney disease in adults are long-term blood pressure and diabetes.
Certain drugs can sometimes cause abnormally elevated creatinine levels. Serum creatinine can sometimes alarming increase after eating large amounts of meat (so it might be a solution to quit meat).
In these situations can occur serum creatinine levels higher than normal:
- In case the kidneys are not functioning normally
- When there is a blockage of urine flow (such as an enlarged prostate or a kidney stone)
- A kidney infection
- Decreased blood flow to the kidneys
- High blood pressure during pregnancy (in women)
- Increased values of creatinine are present in urine and serum.
In serum creatinine level is high in case of:
- chronic renal failure
- progressive muscular dystrophy
Increases in serum creatinine may occur in these cases: extrarenale problems with diarrhea, vomiting, sweating postoperative in emergency interventions sepsis, shock, multiple accidental trauma metabolic disorders and diabetes, hyperuricemia, myeloma, pregnancy, treatment of renal toxic drugs.
There are symptoms associated with high serum creatinine level?
We can apparently be healthy but may still have problems with kidney function and chronic kidney disease can be in the initial stage. Do not forget that in the initial stage “disease does not hurt”.
If the kidney chronical disease is treated early, the rate of renal function deterioration remains very small and very slowly evolving. The treatment will be determined by your doctor depending on circumstances and individual peculiarities.
How to control kidney serum creatinine level?
Serum creatinine levels can be measured in many ways. We can measure creatinine with a serum creatinine test – simple and inexpensive to evaluate how well the kidneys work. Blood levels of creatinine can be used to calculate other figures, through a test called the creatinine clearance (to measure the rate at which kidneys filter blood creatinine). Creatinine clearance is calculated based on serum creatinine concentration and to coordinate the patient such as gender, age and weight.
It is a better estimation of kidney function than serum creatinine test. Creatinine clearance reflects the rate at which kidneys filter blood, the doctors called it the glomerular filtration rate (GFR) – is another measure of kidney function. If the kidneys filter blood effectively, decreases glomerular filtration rate and serum creatinine increases.
Therefore, serum creatinine is an indirect measure of glomerular filtration rate. Unfortunately, there isn’t a good correlation between serum creatinine and renal lesions of kidney disease at the beginning of evolution. Because they work more, kidneys can compensate for damage in the early stages of kidney disease.
When serum creatinine levels go up, glomerular filtration rate can be reduced up to half. For this reason, serum creatinine test isn’t useful in early diagnosis of early kidney disease, but is used to detect advanced kidney disease.
Connection with heart disease
Kidney patients clearly have an increased risk of having heart disease. In fact, heart disease is the major cause of death among patients with severe kidney disease. A recent study showed that most patients with acute heart failure also had severe kidney disease. Increased serum creatinine and hypertension are factors that increase the risk of both heart and kidney disease.
Symptoms of kidney disease are risk factors for heart disease:
- High blood pressure
- Abnormalities in blood chemistry, electrolyte imbalances such as changes in blood lipids or fats (like cholesterol and triglycerides)
Symptoms of heart disease are risk factors for kidney disease:
- Severe hypertension
- Sodium and water retention
- Reduced heart function
Some drugs which are commonly used to treat patients with heart failure (such as diuretics or enzyme inhibitors) can affect kidney function. Patients taking these drugs should do tests to check serum creatinine kidney function.
Natural remedies in case of kidney failure
Kidney failure is the inability to fulfill kidney excretory function due to various causes: endocrine disorders, kidney infection, prostatitis, renal tuberculosis etc.. The disease is described by increased urea level in blood above the normal range (50 mg percent), anemia, dizziness, fatigue, lack of appetite, bad taste in the morning, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and itching skin.
Very important in renal failure is the diet of the patient. The daily amount of protein to be consumed will be determined in relation to the amount of urea in the blood, thus: 50-60 g for values of 50-80 mg % urea, 30-50 g for values of 80-100 mg % and 10-30 g for 100-120 percent. In general, animal fats are forbidden: meat, fatty fish, dried peas and beans, fermented cheeses, preserves of any kind, excess salt, hot spices, sweets, chocolate, alcohol and coffee. It will be maintained even a normal carbohydrate and cholesterol diet. It is recommended to consume rice drink, oatmeal, pollen, propolis, wheat bran water (in the evening time, take a 2 litres bottle, fill it with fresh water and add 2 tsp of natural wheat bran – drink this bran water next day), macerated aloe and green barley steeped with honey, in cure of 2-3 weeks per month.
As a herbal treatment is recommended a 10% tincture ( 10 g of plants in 100 ml alcohol)- 20-40 drops 2-3 times daily between meals – made of artichoke leaf, dandelion leaf, purple loosestrife, nettle leaf, meadowsweet, sea buckthorn fruit, celandine, parsley leaves and roots – all in equal parts.
You also should try a tea made of bitter cherry stems and silk from corn – a diuretic tea recommended in renal failure – use bitter cherry stems and corn silk dried and crushed, in equal parts. Green Silk is gathered when corn is in milk and then dried.
Preparation: place a tablespoon of mixture per cup of water ( 250 ml), cook 4-5 minutes on low heat, leave it to infuse for 20-30 minutes, then strain. Drink 2-3 cups a day, sweetened with natural honey (no sugar).
I also recommend you the onion tea – onion has an important action to eliminate urea and uric acid. To do this, choose 3 medium sized onions, peel, cut into small pieces and boil for one hour at low heat in a liter of water. Drink entire contents during the day, 1-2 cups in 4-5 divided doses. If necessary, you can take a protector for the gastric mucosa.
Indeed, Nettle Leaf Tea is also indicated – is very good to eliminate the body toxins, you shoud try it .
I wish you all the best! You should also try to find in you which is the psychological cause of all these problems you’re dealing with: disappointment, failure, shame, reactions like those of a young child, lack of money or maybe others – only you can find out due to your life experience. If you find the cause, you can stop it.