My father has high creatinine level 4.6, and his kidney disease has developed into stage 4. Now, he is 53 years old. Can I give him fish. Doctor, please tell me whether people with high creatinine level eat fish.
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High creatinine level and kidneys
Creatinine 4.6 is too higher than the normal value (0.5-1.1mg/dl for male, 0.6-1.2mg/dl for female). This is because patients in stage 4 kidney disease only have 15%-29% of kidney function. In this case, more and more waste products including creatinine will build up in the blood, resulting in high creatinine level.
Can people with high creatinine level eat fish?
Creatinine is one metabolic waste generated from creatine. In our body, there are two sources of creatine: food what we eat and formation by the body. Creatine is naturally found in red meat and fish, even though the amount is small. From this point, you had better limit the intake of fish if you have high creatinine level.
However, for people with kidney disease, they are usually recommended to consume more high-quality protein. On one hand, it can reduce the burden on kidneys, because high-quality protein produces few waste products. On the other hand, it can supplement patients enough nutrition, to prevent malnutrition. Fish is just one great food rich in high-quality protein. Besides, egg white, milk, lean meat, etc, also contains high-quality protein.
From the above analysis, we can know people with high creatinine level can still consume fish, but the amount should be determined. If you want to know how much fish you can eat one day, you can consult the online doctor or leave a message below. We are glad to give out the answer, after analyzing your medical case.