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Creatine Supplement Kidney
Not, but...: For average young healthy persons, calcium supplement is virtually unnecessary, but people buy and use it indiscriminately out of ignorance, anxiety, & fear, and a 600 mg of calcium would not incite stone formation except someone already being prone to develop urinary stone, i.e., genetic factor, for which we do not have scientific means to detect its strength. More? Ask experts timely. ...Read more
A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more
Vit D toxicity: If you take a lot of Vit D, and I mean A LOT for a prolonged period of time, you can get vit D toxicity, which can raise blood calcium and potentially cause kidney stones. A normal daily supplement is not a problem. The treatment regimens typically used to treat low Vit D are not a problem. ...Read more
Is it necessary to take medicine for liver functioning (Himalaya liver 52ds) while taking supplements (whey protein, BCAAs, glutamine, creatine etc)?
Unnatural substances: Taking multiple substances sold as supplements or body enhancers is unnatural (eating food is natural), and such supplements are not tested for effects and side effects, compared to the testing that is required of real medications. Thus, all sorts of claims can be made by sellers and other people, but in reality nobody knows for sure what good or bad things can happen. As they say, "Buyer beware." ...Read more
None: No supplements will lower creatine kinase which signifies potential muscle breakdown when elevated. In past, we tested CK when we suspected a heart attack. Levels can also be elevated when muscles are damaged (rare condition = rhabdomyolysis). Check out http://labtestsonline.org/understanding/analytes/ck/tab/test/ & http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/test-catalog/Clinical+and+Interpretive/8336 ...Read more
Is it necessary to take a medicine for liver functioning (Himalaya liver 52ds) while taking supplements (whey protein, BCAAs, glutamine, creatine)?
Not sure if you: Are asking about protein supplements treating osteoporosis or causing osteoporosis. Protein supplementation will neither treat or cause osteoporosis. Treatment consists of calcium supplementation and sometimes additional medication to build bone density. Causes are genetic, lack of exercise and lack of calcium intake. ...Read more
Including essential Amino acids supplement (BCAA) would affect gout?
Is Whey Protein supplements & glutamine supplement safe for gout users?
None will effect gou: Gout is related to URIC ACID and PURINES, not amino acids or protein supplements. BUT, since everything you mention is a complete waste of money, why bother to ask? There are meds used to control gout in different ways. Low dose aspirin and thiazide diuretics tend to raise uric acid levels. Alcohol, especially in large amounts, often causes attacks. Low purine diets are slightly effective. ...Read more
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Yes: High protein consumption has been shown to definitely affect kidney function - however there does not appear to be any conclusive evidence in the literature that these changes are ultimately detrimental. Bottom line - approach with caution, esp if you or your family has any history of kidney problems. ...Read more
Real/Processed Food: Suggest larger/wider focus: as creatures adapted to eat real food from nature (digestion, selective absorption & complex internal molecular rebuilding under sophisticated internal controls), why would eating crudely processed material you can't see, saved as powder, by people wanting to make a buck, be superior? Safe? Hopefully yes, including kidney function. Wise...? Another issue. ...Read more
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No: They may not overload the liver, but they can force the kidney to work a bit harder. If yyour kidneys are compromised in any way, you need to reduce the amount of protein you take in. Humans can only absorb less than 2 grams of protein/kg of body weight at the absolute maximum....The rest is just excess calories. ...Read more
Not usually: The guideline from nephrology is to have protein amount 1 gm/ kg, so as an example if your weight is 75 kg and your kidney function is normal then you can take 75 gm of protein per day. You can calculate the protein level in your breakfast, lunch and dinner and any snacks and if your meals do not give you the proper protein level per day then it would be appropriate to take protein supplements. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more
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