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Is Beetroot Good for Patients with Creatinine 4.8

Posted: by Dr.Zhao      Time: 2015-03-06 09:19

Topics: High Creatinine Level High Creatinine Level Diet

Details: My mother has high creatinine 4.8, and she is 63 years old. Can we give beetroot for her?

Expert Answer

Beetroot is one raw material of sugar, because it is rich in sugar. At present, diabetes has become the leading cause of kidney disease especially end stage kidney disease, while creatinine 4.8 means kidneys have been damaged severely. If your mother's high creatinine level is due to diabetes, beetroot is bad for these patients. If not, they can get some health benefits from this food.

- Increasing urine output and taking away more waste products, toxins and extra fluid

- Softening blood vessels and preventing the production of thrombus

- Helping lower high blood pressure

- Reducing high cholesterol level

- Providing folic acid so as to prevent and deal with anemia

- Regulating blood circulation

All of these benefits are good for patients with high creatinine 4.8 and kidney disease. However, if your mother's kidney disease has progressed into end stage, she may be at a high risk of high potassium level. Then, she should control her intake of beetroot. To determine how much beetroot to eat safely, we need to know more about the patient's medical condition.

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