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A 32-year-old male asked:

My creatinine is 1.7 and i have gout. my doctor prescribe me ketobest 600 mg 3x a day. my kidney ultrasound is normal. do i have ckd? i exrcise evrday

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 53 years experience
See details: It depends on your muscle mass, but if you exercise daily that creatinine level is likely to be normal for you. If you use creatine supplements that would be another possible cause. I doubt ketobest has any value.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Exactly. Thanks, Dr. Krauser. "Normal ranges" and "estimated GFR's" are developed using couch potatoes. Our correspondent should be commended for his commitment to fitness and we can hope it's a lifetime habit.
Jan 10, 2014

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