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A 16-year-old male asked:

i am 16 years old is it safe to take mass gainer like bsn true mass 1200 or on serious mass? or it has any side effects on my height growth or kidney?

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Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 13 years experience
Supplements: Are not medications and are not regulated by the fda, they don't go through stringent standards. They can bring you more harm than good. Eat regular diet, lift weights with someone experienced and you will see results.

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A 40-year-old male asked:

What. Is lowest kidney function can get before dialysis is required?

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Dr. James Cain
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GFR 10: This differs for everyone but in a relatively narrow range. Some patients with cardiac disease benefit from dialysis at higher GFR (low creatinine), african americans seem to tolerate higher creatinine without symptoms. In general convert the creatinine to egfr (online calculator) and expect dialysis at egfr less than 15 ml/min.

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