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Doctor insights on: Can Creatine Supplements Raise Creatinine Levels

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Have Creatinine level of 1.36. Workout 6 days a week strenuously. Take Protein and Creatine supplements too. What should I do, should I be worried?

Have Creatinine level of 1.36. Workout 6 days a week strenuously. Take Protein and Creatine supplements too. What should I do, should I be worried?

Inconsistent data: A single reading of 1.36 is not worrisome given the information you provided, however, it needs to be monitored. There are inconsistencies in your information, on one level it says you are a 33 yr old male and then you say Low FSH and LH which usually applies to women. It is imperative that you control your high blood pressure as that is likely to damage your kidneys and other organs. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
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Is it possible for drinking creatine supplement to lower your body's own creatine levels?

Is it possible for drinking creatine supplement to lower your body's own creatine levels?

Creatine: More important is the question of any health benefits of creatine. There are none. But there are dangers as there is NO regulation of what goes into them. Don't bet you life on OTC supplements. Why are you taking them? Lets 2nd opinion to help with your problem, ...Read more

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I'm taking creatine supplement for strength I want to ask does it increases creatnine level in body? Right now my creatnine level is 1.3

I'm taking creatine supplement for strength I want to ask does it increases creatnine level in body? Right now my creatnine level is 1.3

It does not: However, the more muscular you are, the higher your creatinine. Good for you. Reference ranges are set for non-exercisers. When I was lifting weights every day, my creatinine usually run 1.6. It's fine. ...Read more

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What supplements would lower creatine kinase levels.?

What supplements would lower creatine kinase levels.?

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

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My doctor told me my creatinine level is too high and we should decrease the Prograf dose. What problem can a high creatine level cause?

My doctor told me my creatinine level is too high and we should decrease the Prograf dose. What problem can a high creatine level cause?

Creatinine elevation: Creatinine, produced by muscle cells, is not toxic. The level in blood is a marker of kidney function. Increased level usually indicates reduced kidney function. Prograf is an extremely important medication for transplant patients to prevent immune rejection but can cause toxicity to kidneys. The dose has to be adjusted within a very narrow range to try to prevent both rejection and kidney injury. ...Read more

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Serum Creatinine 1.6, Chloride 108, GFR 48. Would exercise move creatine levels out of normal? A week prior Creatinine 1.4 & Chloride 108. Concerns?

Serum Creatinine 1.6, Chloride 108, GFR 48. Would exercise move creatine levels out of normal? A week prior Creatinine 1.4 & Chloride 108. Concerns?

Here are some. ..: These reports alone represent your current attainable / acceptable, stable range for your body homeostasis. As long as you have no additional related symptoms, further concern will do no good but practicing healthy lifestyle with no overindulgence / obsession, especially avoiding kidney-insulting drugs, will, a lot. So, live on and ask Doc timely. Best wish. .. ...Read more

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BUN of 10 with creatinine of 1.05 year ago BUN of 12 creatinine. 89. Now have low bun/creatine level and GFR of 58. Urine and all other lab's normal.

Normal: Your kidney function looks normal. The GFR is an estimated value that is highly dependent on a variety of factors like age, weight, meds and hydration level at the time of the test. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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5 year old with high levels of bilirubin and alkaline phosphatase, high bun/creatinine ratio and high MCV and mch. Low levels of co2 and creatine?

Not enough info: Unfortunately, other than bloodwork results, no more information is provided. That's not enough to tell what's going on. Either try to provide more info or better off consult with a physician locally. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if my creatinine level in blood is 1.29 mg/dl and creatine level in urine is 65.5 mg/24 hours? I have a hypertension condition and take one nyphedipine pill and one losartan pill per day. I have a severe back pain.

Should I be concerned if my creatinine level in blood is 1.29 mg/dl and creatine level in urine is 65.5 mg/24 hours? I have a hypertension condition and take one nyphedipine pill and one losartan pill per day. I have a severe back pain.

Yes. You should be.: Although your creatinine level in blood is nit alarmingly high but elevated creatinine is a sensitive marker of kidney bit doing well. The high blood pressure is one of the main reasons for the kidney damage and the blood pressure should be appropriately controlled. You need to check if your urine has proteins in it.

Also make sure that you don't take too many nsaids as they damage the kidneys. ...Read more

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What type of creatine supplement is best for me?

What type of creatine supplement is best for me?

Think twice: 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. ...Read more

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Is nos creatine supplement bad for you?

Is nos creatine supplement bad for you?

Not normally: As long as you are healthy, using recommended doses are normally okay. If you have any renal or cardiac issues, or starting a new workout plan, consider speaking with your primary. It is generally recommended to stay well hydrated when using any muscle bulking agents such as creatine, especially nos. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Are there any side effects of oral creatine supplements?

Are there any side effects of oral creatine supplements?

There are some: Side effects of creatine supplementation are: abdominal pain, heart rhythm problem, dehydration, diarrhea, high blood pressure, muscle cramps, nausea, renal dysfunction, rhabdomyolysis, weigh gain, seizures, . (source: medscape). ...Read more

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Can using creatine supplements cause strokes or other bad things?

Can using creatine supplements cause strokes or other bad things?

Apparently so: Creatine is widely used by many young men who are trying to build muscle but most don't realize it has many potential hazards. Side effects can include ischemic stroke, high blood pressure, agitation, elevated liver enzymes & kidney inflammation, though it's not clear how common these are & most people have few if any side effects Side effects increase with high doses.
See http://mayocl. In/1puZeqP ...Read more

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Creatine kinase vs creatinine, is there a difference between them?

Yes: Creatine kinase is a muscle enzyme that is measured to assess heart damage (the mb isoenzyme form) or skeletal muscle damage (the mm isoenzyme). Creatinine is an endogenous peptide, present in everyone, that is cleared by the kidneys and is measured in clinical practice to estimate kidney function. ...Read more

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Is it alright for a 14 year old male to take a creatine supplement?

Is it alright for a 14 year old male to take a creatine supplement?

Don't do it: Bad for kidneys and high risk, just eat well exercise well for your spot, practice makes perfect not supplements. some athletes got dehydrated on this and stresssed their kidneys and liver. Not worth any minute advantage, hard work overcomes all this unnatural stuff plus your playing fair with only natural plus hard work builds character. ...Read more

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What is difference of creatinine serum VERSUS creatine kinas total serum?

Different tests: Creatinine is a waste product of (mainly muscle) metabolism, & builds up when the body (kidney) cannot get rid of it. Creatine Phosphokinase, AKA Total CPK, is an enzyme produced by certain cells in the body that produces creatine byproducts (muscle, bone, brain, heart have CPK). An elevated CPK means one of these organs is/was damaged in some way. So the 2 tests measure different things. ...Read more

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Based capsule & creatine is a natural health supplement. Should there be any health problems or side effects?

Based capsule & creatine is a natural health supplement. Should there be any health problems or side effects?

See details: Creatine is safe in small doses. It has no real value unless it is taken as part of an exercise program. People with compromised kidney function should probably avoid it. ...Read more

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Do I have to cycle creatine? , is there health risks from the supplement? I take 2.5 g a day and I do bodybuilding. Thanks

Do I have to cycle creatine? , is there health risks from the supplement? I take 2.5 g a day and I do bodybuilding. Thanks

Safe: Creatine is a natural substance necessary for muscle strength. Taking a supplement during bodybuilding is safe and has been shown to significantly help body building. I recommend it to people who are overweight and are pursuing a physical fitness program. It appears to be useful in rehabilitating mitochondrial and other neuromuscular disorders with muscle strengthening exercises. ...Read more

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Are creatine supplements good for you?

Are creatine supplements good for you?

Yes: They promote differentiation of and growth of skeletal muscle fibers. Especially if size and to a lesser extent strength are important for you, this is one of the few good, safe, effective choices. Don't spend too much money and be sure you eat enough protein also. ...Read more

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Creatine complex supplements good or bad?

Fairly ok: Out of all bodybuilding supplmements, creatine seems to be on of the few that has proven efficacy and benign side effects, make sure you have a normal kidney and liver function before you take them. ...Read more

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Creatinine (Definition)

Creatinine is a byproduct of creatine phosphate, which is present in muscles. Creatinine levels increase if the ...Read more