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If i have polycystic kidney disease (pkd), should i be using creatine?

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Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis 30 years experience
Creatinine: Creatinine is muscle break down product, extremely useful in measuring renal function as kidneys help excrete it so obviously it builds up in body in renal failure as kidneys cannot get rid of it anymore. It does not have any function-- whatsoever-- to perform--- in maintaining or deteriorating renal health! However--- the bulkier the muscle mass-- the more is stress on kidneys in getting rid of i

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