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    What Should I Do: Creatinine 4.4 in Polycystic Kidney Disease

    2014-04-02 07:22| Font Size A A A

    Polycystic Kidney Disease is a genetic kidney disease, and cysts in patient’s kidneys will grow bigger and bigger, which will damage patient’s kidney structure and kidney function gradually. When patient’s kidney function is very low, creatinine will accumulate in patient’s body and cause patient to have high creatinine. The lower kidney function patient has, the higher patient’s creatinine level will be.

    Creatinine level 4.4 is much higher than normal, and patient may be curious about what should he do to deal with his disease. In fact, these below are some measures that patients with PKD should take to improve his condition.

    1.Diet regulation:

    Diet can influence our body health obviously, so it is for patients with PKD, and a well control on diet is very helpful for patients with PKD to improve his condition.

    There are many aspects should be considered by patients with PKD, like the intake of protein, sodium, calory, vitamin, etc. Besides, it is important for patients with PKD to avoid eating foods that contain abundant caffeine, because caffeine can promote the secretion of cyst fluid, and that will promote the progression of PKD.

    To have a better control of diet, it is necessary for patients to ask for help from a dietitian.

    2.Regular exercise:

    Exercise is very helpful for patients with kidney disease, because it can improve patient’s blood circulation and metabolism. Besides, exercise can prevent cardiovascular disease, which is a major cause of death in patients with kidney disease.


    Creatinine level 4.4 is very high, which indicates patient’s kidney function is damaged severely. It is important for patients with PKD to keep confident at this point, because if patients lose confidence and quit treatment at this point, their condition will also be aggravated severely.

    4.Controlling complications:

    To avoid patient’s condition be aggravated, it is important for patients to do what they can to control their complications. For example, patients with creatinine level 4.4 may have complications like renal osteopathy, hypertension, cardiovascular diseases, etc. They are very dangerous, and if they can not be well controlled, patient’s condition will be aggravated soon. Patients should do what he can in his life to prevent these problems.

    Of course, patients can take many other measures to improve his condition, and it is also needed for patients to consult his doctor’s advice in what he can do to improve his condition.

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