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Is Bitter Gourd Effective to Control High Creatinine Level

Is Bitter Gourd Effective to Control High Creatinine LevelSerum creatinine is one blood test regarding kidney excreting function. If it is higher than 1.3 mg/dl, it may indicate kidney problem. Bitter gourd is one super food that has many health benefits and is popular all over the world, even though its bitterness turn a part of people away from it. Well then, is bitter gourd effective to control high creatinine?

Bitter gourd and high creatinine level

Bitter melon contains rich minerals, antioxidant substances, vitamins, fiber, etc, so it has the properties of diuretic, easing swelling, tonifying the kidney, improving blood circulation, lowering high blood sugar, stimulating easy digestion and so on. Here, we can know bitter gourd indeed can help control high creatinine level, because of its diuretic and tonifying kidney benefits.

However, it doesn’t mean patients with high creatinine level can eat bitter gourd freely, because it may also cause some side effects if eating extra fluid. (Therefore, you are recommended to consult the doctor to determine how much bitter gourd you can consume one daily.)

Besides bitter gourd, many other foods can also help control high creatinine level

As kidneys are in charge of excreting creatinine, foods that can help increase kidney excretion amount or improve kidney function are helpful. From this point, we give out the following dietary suggestions.

- Develop a low-sodium diet to control fluid retention and high blood pressure

- Take in correct amount of high-quality protein to reduce the burden on kidneys

- Control the intake of meat to reduce the creatine supplement

- Avoid animal oil

- Follow a diet with right amount of potassium and phosphorus

According to the above requirements, patients with high creatinine level due to kidney disease can try to determine what to eat and not eat. If you still have anything unclear about high creatinine level or bitter gourd, feel freely to leave a message below.

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