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Can I get kidney stones from drinking 1000 miligrams of creatine a day?

Can I get kidney stones from drinking 1000 miligrams of creatine a day?

May contribute: Large amounts of creatinine may lead to relative dehydration, which in turn can lead to stone formation. Drink plenty of water if you choose to take creatine. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Berry
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Kidney Stones (Definition)

Seriously- renal stones are the result of postive and negatively charged particles in urine binding together and precipitating as solids- most frequently as calcium- oxalate. This happens most often when the urine is concentrated- ie when you are dehydrated. And trying to pass these stones from the kidney to the bladder is incredibly painful. ...Read more


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Are my chances higher to get kidney stones if i take pre workout supplements and creatine the same day of a workout?

Are my chances higher to get kidney stones if i take pre workout supplements and creatine the same day of a workout?

Not the key: Your history indicates you've already had kidney stones. The key for you will be staying well-hydrated. Creatine's great for a man putting on muscle, and protein's good after; i hope you're not spending much money on anything else and i trust you're a natural bodybuilder -- everyone i know who's tried artificial steroids has been sorry. Best wishes. ...Read more

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If my Creatine level is 110 for a 30 yo female, and I have a kidney stone blockage will it continue to rise? how fast will it rise?

If my Creatine level is 110 for a 30 yo female, and I have a kidney stone blockage will it continue to rise?  how fast will it rise?

Blocked kidney: We look at BUN and Cr when evaluating kidney function. If a kidney stone is blocking the flow of urine (obstructing) and resulting in abnormal kidney labs, the stone should be dealt with by a urologist. Lithotripsy uses sound waves to break up stones. A stent can also open up the blockage and help relieve pressure on the obstructed kidney. ...Read more

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If i take 5 grams of creatine daily will it causea kidney stone to form I have heard that it by product causes a build up in the kidneys causing stone?

If i take 5 grams of creatine daily will it causea kidney stone to form I have heard that it by product causes a build up in the kidneys causing stone?

Why do you want to: Take creatine? A balanced diet of fresh vegetables, fruits, nuts, whole grains, legumes, beans, lentils, small amounts of lean meats is more than adequate to maintain or increase muscle mass. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise about 30 minutes/day. Dietary supplements are not needed for otherwise healthy people. ...Read more

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Does whey protein and creatine powder harm to kidney stone patients? Should I stop or continue taking it? Stone size 3.4mm on right and 3.2mm in left.

Does whey protein and creatine powder harm to kidney stone patients? Should I stop or continue taking it? Stone size 3.4mm on right and 3.2mm in left.

I would stop..: Kidney stones occur when certain components of the urine--typically calcium, oxalate, uric acid & phosphorus--increase and become concentrated. Then they precipitate causing stones. Excess protein intake demands more work from kidneys and possible less efficient flushing of these urine components. Protein supplements may increase kidney work demands; get protein in diet. ...Read more

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Can you get kidney stones from drinking well water?

Thanks for asking!: This depends on the mineral constituents of the well water and your family history. Renal stones tend to run in families and are often due to subtle abnormalities in various biochemical metabolic pathways. This could make a person susceptible to stones depending on the make up of the well water. Well water should always be tested if individuals have had or have a family history of stones. ...Read more

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If I only drink milk and soda, is it possible to get kidney stones?

If I only drink milk and soda, is it possible to get kidney stones?

Not necessarily: Milk contains calcium, a component of stones. Dehydration is more of a factor in stone production. Unless one has a specific metabolic abnormality, milk ingestion doesn't necessarily cause stones. Sodas have not been definitively linked to stone production. Caffeine within sodas can dehydrate, however. Dehydration, as mentioned above, is more of a factor in stone production. ...Read more

Kidney (Definition)

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


Kidney Stone (Definition)

Solutes precipitate and combine to form stones formed of calcium oxalate usually around a nidus of uric acid. Other solutes that form stones are ca and mg phosphates, cystine, and uric acid staghorn calculi form in the presence of chronic urinary tract infections. Stones can be painful, may require ...Read more