Question: My husband's creatinine level is 2.5 and his B.P is 171/108. How to reduce creatinine level and B.P?
Doctor: Under normal circumstances, blood creatinine ranges from 0.6 to 1.2 for adult males and blood pressure is at or below 120 over 80. Both creatinine and blood pressure may be an indicator of kidney function. As long as the kidney is damaged, creatinine and blood pressure increase.
To reduce creatinine, dialysis, diuretics and diet restrictions are the common ways. Because creatinine 2.5 is not high enough for you to take dialysis, you can take diuretics under your doctors’s instruction. Diuretics can also help lower blood pressure. To reduce blood pressure, ACE inhibitors, ARB, calcium channel blockers, beta blockers, etc are often prescribed. However, these medicines have side effects over time, such as headache, nausea, low blood pressure, etc. It is better to take natural remedies. Traditional Chinese Medicine therapies may be a good choice.
Diet also plays an important role in lowering creatinine and blood pressure. Here I suggest some herbal teas, such as dandelion root, salvia, nettle leaf, siberian ginseng, etc. Besides, you should limit the intake of meat, which is the source of creatinine. Proper exercise is also helpful for improving physical condition.
Effectively lower creatinine and blood pressure can slow down progression to kidney failure. If you would like a further information about how to reduce creatinine and blood pressure, please email your husband’s medical test report to firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope your husband recovers soon.