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An_251518 posted:
I have had elevated creatine levels for more than 10 years. My current level is 2.3. Can I use a low protein diet to help with my problem?
john-skpt responded:
Maybe, but do NOT try it without the advice of your nephrologist.

Some renal patients lose more protein to urine than others; if your serum albumin and total protein is already low, then it is easy to bring on fairly serious malnutrition by restricting dietary protein. And that just makes everything worse.

Some patients are advised to try a lowered protein diet, but for others it is really dangerous. Get your doctor's advice.

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