Hello Sir, My father is diagnosed with an elevated level of 1.8 serum creatinine. It has effected his thyroid glands. It has mildly damaged the liver. There is a cyst in one of the kidneys. He has high blood pressure level too. There are traces of blood and protein in his urine. The doctor has given medication to keep it controlled, but there is no treatment to cure this he said. The diet plan is quite rigid and limited too. He has lost some weight too. I was wondering what are the options that could be opted? Foods that can be taken?

Your father may have chronic kidney disease (CKD), but I am unable to make that diagnosis based on the information that you provide.  In order to recommend diet and treatment, it is necessary to make a specific diagnosis as to why he has kidney disease.  I suggest that you consult with a nephrologist and come to a specific diagnosis and treatment plan.  Diet can be helpful, but again, must be based on a specific diagnosis as to the cause of CKD.  I suggest further consultation with his nephrologist and his primary care physician (PCP).  In most cases, CKD cannot be cured but rather should be managed to prevent further loss of kidney function.

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