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World Kidney Day 2024: Increased creatine levels can lead to kidney failure, know how to control it?

Many types of kidney related problems are increasing due to lifestyle and dietary disturbances. World Kidney Day is celebrated every year on the second Thursday of March with an aim to promote ways to keep kidneys healthy and to make people aware of their proper care.
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World Kidney Day 2024: Kidney is one of the most important organs of our body. The main function of the kidney is to purify the blood by removing waste from the blood. Every day our kidneys clean about 180 liters of blood. But did you know that the kidneys do more than just clean the blood? Kidneys also help balance fluids and electrolytes in our body. This is why any kind of problem in this organ can affect the overall health.

Many types of kidney related problems are increasing due to lifestyle and dietary disturbances. World Kidney Day is celebrated every year on the second Thursday of March with an aim to promote ways to keep kidneys healthy and to make people aware of their proper care. Health experts say that it is necessary for all people to make continuous efforts to maintain kidney health. According to health experts, increasing the level of creatine in the blood can cause many problems to the kidneys.

Be careful about taking supplements – studies have shown that certain types of supplements can also increase creatinine levels.  That is why consumption of any supplements should be avoided without medical advice.  Supplements commonly taken by athletes and body-builders can increase creatinine levels.  People with high creatinine levels should avoid any products that contain high levels of creatinine.

What is creatine? This leads to the risk of kidney problems - creatine is a waste product from the digestion of dietary protein and the breakdown of muscle tissue. Our kidneys normally filter it from the blood and this waste is removed from the body through urine. However, in case of excess in the body, it starts damaging the kidneys. If your blood test shows elevated creatinine levels, be careful, it can lead to life-threatening problems like kidney failure.

Why are creatinine levels elevated?-Health experts say that a creatinine level of 0.7 to 1.3 mg/dL for men and 0.6 to 1.1 mg/dL for women is considered normal. If it increases, not only the problems related to the kidneys, but it can also increase the problems for other parts of the body.

Dietary disturbances, excessive consumption of meat, certain types of drugs including antibiotics and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs can increase the risk of kidney diseases, health experts say. All people are advised to keep their creatine levels under control.

Avoid excessive consumption of red meat – According to a 2014 study, excessive consumption of red meat can increase the risk of elevated creatinine levels. To control creatinine levels in the body, red meat and fish consumption should be reduced.  Excessive intake of some sources of vegetable protein such as pulses etc. is also harmful, for people who already have kidney related problems, it is important to control the level of creatinine in their body.

Be careful about taking supplements – studies have shown that certain types of supplements can also increase creatinine levels. That is why consumption of any supplements should be avoided without medical advice. Supplements commonly taken by athletes and body-builders can increase creatinine levels. People with high creatinine levels should avoid any products that contain high levels of creatinine.

Avoid excessive consumption of red meat – According to a 2014 study, excessive consumption of red meat can increase the risk of elevated creatinine levels. To control creatinine levels in the body, red meat and fish consumption should be reduced. Excessive intake of some sources of vegetable protein such as pulses etc. is also harmful, for people who already have kidney related problems, it is important to control the level of creatinine in their body.

 
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