Herbs that can reduce creatinine include:
- stinging nettle (nettle leaf)
- dandelion root
Normal blood creatinine levels are:
Men: 0.6 to 1.2 mg/dL; 53 to 106 mcmol/L
Women: 0.5 to 1.1 mg/dL; 44 to 97 mcmol/L
Teenagers: 0.5 to 1.0 mg/dL
Children: 0.3 to 0.7 mg/dL
Normal urine creatinine levels are:
Men: 107 to 139 mL/min; 1.8 to 2.3 mL/sec
Women: 87 to 107 mL/min; 1.5 to 1.8 mL/sec
Anyone above the age of 40: levels drop by about 6.5 mL/min for every additional 10 years of age
Creatinine Levels should be monitored closely
Dietary and lifestyle factors that affect serum and urine creatinine levels
Meat intake, physical stress, protein intake and fiber intake are all important. Waste products from the muscles put a load on the kidneys, increasing creatinine. Therefore, strenuous exercise should be reduced to a minimum. The kidneys do a good job of clearing waste products from the blood, when natural diuretics are taken.
Kidney disease is reversible, but a low-protein and low-salt diet will only prevent further damage. Serum creatinine increases quickly with a higher intake of animal protein. However, legumes, although high in protein do not affect those levels to such an extend. This is mainly due to the high fiber content of foods in the legume family.