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How To Normalize Your Creatinine Level

Max. D Gray
By Max. D Gray. Updated: January 20, 2017
How To Normalize Your Creatinine Level

Creatinine is an integral part of our muscles, one of its main functions is nourishing them. When it is degraded, it releases creatinine, which in turn is mainly filtered by the kidneys. Therefore, the creatinine level is an indicator of muscle mass in the body and renal function.

The blood creatinine range for men is 0.7 to 1.3mg/dL and 0.6 to 1.1 mg/dL for women. But more important than the absolute level of creatinine is the tendency of these levels for a specified period; for example: an increasing level indicates a possible kidney damage, whereas a decreasing creatinine level indicates improved renal function. This article will show you how to normalize creatinine levels.

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Steps to follow:


Low levels of creatinine may be indicative of insufficient protein intake, so treatment will be focused on a diet rich in proteins:

How To Normalize Your Creatinine Level - Step 1

High levels of creatinine may indicate dehydration. In this case you should increase fluid intake by taking small amounts of water gradually. When lots of water is drunk suddenly vomiting may occur due the rapid filling of the stomach. Sports drinks are also recommended because they contain abundant minerals and rehydrate your body effectively. You should avoid any drink containing caffeine.

If you need to lower creatinine levels, you should decrease the intake of the ingredients listed above, as this may be causing high level of creatinine.

How To Normalize Your Creatinine Level - Step 2

Acute tubular necrosis. If this is the cause of the high levels of creatinine, the treatment to follow is:

  • Prevent the excessive accumulation of fluid and debris, restrict fluid intake allow a similar amount to the volume of urine output.
  • Substances that are filtered by the kidneys to minimize the work of this and prevent its accumulation in the body will decrease. For example proteins, sodium (salt) and potassium.
  • Your GP will tell you if medication is necessary to lower blood potassium or diuretics to help remove fluid from your body.

Diabetic nephropathy can be another cause of high levels of creatinine, in this case you should:

  • Control blood pressure levels, ensure that they do not go 130/80. One way to achieve this is with medication to be prescribed by the doctor.
  • Low fat diet.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Maintaining glycaemia levels in the healthy range (80-120 mg/dl).
How To Normalize Your Creatinine Level - Step 4


  • The most important thing to keep creatinine levels range for this disease is to keep blood pressure controlled. As with diabetic nephropathy, medication is often prescribed (captopril, enalapril, lisinopril, ramipril).
  • Restrict salt intake, liquids, proteins.

This article is merely informative, oneHOWTO does not have the authority to prescribe any medical treatments or create a diagnosis. We invite you to visit your doctor if you have any type of condition or pain.

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Geraldine Herrin
Great information. I would like to hear more preventive measures. Thank you
Hi my mother has a crea level of 5.5, and she's on a dialysis session twice a week, but it seems it is not improved since then, almost a month already. Another thing is her doctor said she has parenhymal kidney disease as showed in ultrasound. What do you think is the problem? Can you suggest alternative treatment, or food she can eat to help normalise her crea level? Thanks and best regards.
OneHowTo Editor
The foods mentioned in this article can help normalize your mother's creatinine levels, though you should always follow her doctor's advice.
Hope the article helps
Sir, My father has creatine level of 1.7 in blood and after consulting a dietian they told to take D-PROTEAN chocolate flavour and a tablet JUXTOMEGA has been prescribed. After 10 days when creatine test conducted today it is increased to 2.1 . Kindly inform whether the increase is due to this protean intake and what r the ways to reduce creatine levels
OneHowTo Editor
Hi, The medicine prescribed by your doctor will not be rising our father's Creatinine levels, though if he doesn't combine this medicine with a diet rich in protein and doesn't follow the tips mentioned in this article, his levels could increase.
Read this article carefully and follow the advice given to normalize Creatinine levels.
whether this protean supplement D-PROTEAN will have an adverse effect. He also has sugar and pressure.
This article is about creatinine, not creatine. That is something different. Creatine is a nitrogenous organic acid that occurs naturally in vertabrates and helps to supply energy to all cells in the body, primarily muscle. The best thing for your father to do is see his doctor. Not just a dietician.
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