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A 33-year-old member asked:

is it a problem if my creatine phosphokinase is 9996?

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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Yes: It suggests that you have some muscle breakdown. It could be the result of lots of different things. Please discuss with your doctor. Elevated CPK can also lead to kidney failure if high enough.

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A 18-year-old member asked:

Is it bad to take creatine at a younger age?

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Dr. Elie El-Charabaty
Nephrology and Dialysis 9 years experience
Not sure: Studies are very inconsistent on creatine intake especially in young athletes going to the gym. While a study done in 2005 by pline et al showed no effect on kidney function, creatine role and influence in elderly and people with impaired kidney function is still unknown. I personally do not recommend it to my patients
A 20-year-old member asked:

What are some negative effects of creatine ?

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Dr. James Eitner
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Generally, Few: Creatine can cause an increase in water weight. It has been associated with stomach pain, nausea, diarrhea, and muscle cramping. There is some concern that it could harm the kidney, liver, or heart function. Drink extra water. If you are taking creatine, don't exercise in the heat. It might cause you to become dehydrated. Do not use if you have kidney disease, diabetes, or may be pregnant.
Dr. Oscar Vazquez
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Agree, key is hydration.
Mar 1, 2012
Dr. Adrian Rawlinson
Sports Medicine 38 years experience
April 16, 2015 -- Men who use muscle-building supplements containing creatine or androstenedione may have a higher risk of getting testicular cancer, according to a study published online in the British Journal of Cancer.
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A 46-year-old member asked:

What is creatine ?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
It is a protein : Supplement.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to use creatine?

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Dr. SG Erman
Dr. SG Erman answered
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Probably: Creatine is moderation is probably safe. High doses may be harmful to your kidneys. Be sure to stay very well hydrated.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Is it good to take creatine with blitz cycle pills?

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Dr. Mohammed Karim
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Not known: These products are not FDA regualted and safetly profile of the ingredients are not known. The protiens & Creatine are popular supplement among body builders who are trying to add muscle mass.Excessive of creatinine use and muscle mass will put a burden on Kidney. Talk to your doctor and know your health status before using them

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