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Is it ok to take protein shakes with creatine in it while taking blood pressure meds?

Is it ok to take protein shakes with creatine in it while taking blood pressure meds?

No advantage: There is no experimental/scientific evidence that there are performance or training advantages to using either protein shakes or creatine supplements. There is increasing concern that nutritional supplements, in the absence of some deficiency, have the potential to produce negative outcomes in various organ systems with chronic use. My interpretation is that its not okay to use such supplements. ...Read more

Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
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Blood Pressure (Definition)

Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more


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I have rapid heart beats and my body shakes when I lie down my blood pressure is normal 120/86 and my doctor prescribed blood pressure med my age 28?

I have rapid heart beats and my body shakes when I lie down my blood pressure is normal 120/86 and my doctor prescribed blood pressure med my age 28?

Rapid heart rate: I would like to know your exact heart rate (pulse) when you feel that it's rapid. If you or a reliable observer can't determine it accurately, then I recommend that you wear a portable heart monitor (Holter) for 24-48 hours and write down when you have symptoms. Frequently we find no abnormally rapid rate (over90) when the patient feels it's rapid. This is often seen in anxiety states. Discuss with ...Read more

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I have high blood pressure and I do weight training should take protein shake after my training?

I have high blood pressure and I do weight training should take protein shake after my training?

Should be: No problem, unless your blood pressure is due to kidney damage the protein shake is OK. If kidneys are an issue, talk with your doctor to determine what is best for you. ...Read more

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Can I drink a special k protein shake with high blood pressure?

Can I drink a special k protein shake with high blood pressure?

May be: With having high blood pressure, it is important to not eat too much sodium. High sodium in your diet makes it harder to keep a normal blood pressure, even if you are taking medication for it. Try to keep your total daily intake at 1, 500mg a day. So, you'll have to check the label on the back and add in how much sodium it has to your daily intake to see if you should drink it or not. ...Read more

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I consume whey protien after my workout. 1)does it cause baldness because my hair density has reduced. 2) does increases blood pressure & cholestrol.

I consume whey protien after my workout. 1)does it cause baldness because my hair density has reduced. 2) does increases blood pressure & cholestrol.

No: No to all your questions. Remember that it is normal for BP to rise with exercise and this is healthy and should not be used to determine if BP is well controlled. BP should be measured after 15 minutes of complete rest. ...Read more

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How do blood proteins contribute to blood pressure?

How do blood proteins contribute to blood pressure?

Not much: Except the blood proteins do help keep the liquid part of blood from seeping out into the tissues, so when the blood protein (albumin) level gets very low as in liver cirrhosis, the blood pressure can be low. ...Read more

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Help plz! Can protein shakes increases height if you're already 21?

Help plz! Can protein shakes increases height if you're already 21?

No: If you've completed puberty you aren't likely to grow taller. Girls complete puberty by ages 15 to 17 & for boys it is by ages 16 to 17. However, if one enters puberty late, they will usually also complete it late. Our height is largely determined by genetics (our parents' height). If you are healthy (no unusual causes for stunted growth/ smaller stature) then there is not a way to become taller ...Read more

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Could protein shakes increases height?

Could protein shakes increases height?

Can help but....: Only if you are a teenager growing. Your age appears to be 35, and if this is the case, it will not increase height! ...Read more

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43wf. For the last 6 wks have fluffy stool. 6 on Bristol chart. Bright red blood on stool and toilet paper. The only change is diet. No bread rice potatoes etc. Shakes with soy milk nuts berries and whey protein, salads with fish, chicken. Worried!

43wf. For the last 6 wks have fluffy stool. 6 on Bristol chart. Bright red blood on stool and toilet paper. The only change is diet. No bread rice potatoes etc. Shakes with soy milk nuts berries and whey protein, salads with fish, chicken. Worried!

Blood stool: 43wf. For the last 6 wks have fluffy stool. 6 on Bristol chart. Bright red blood on stool and toilet paper. The only change is diet. No bread rice potatoes etc.shakes with soy milk nuts berries and whey protein, salads with fish, chicken. Worried! ANS: first you need to have it tested for blood. Eating beets can do this in some. Need to have your health care team take a look at you butt/colon ...Read more

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I have cinnamon regularly in my coffee, shakes, oatmeal recently, I was told that it can lower blood pressure is that true?

I have cinnamon regularly in my coffee, shakes, oatmeal recently, I was told that it can lower blood pressure is that true?

Cinnamon: There are many benefits of cinnamon touted but usually in much higher doses than what you would have in your regular cooking. Talk with a naturopath about the benefits if you are seeking more information. ...Read more

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Is rapid heart rate and low blood pressure with the shakes a sign of adrenal insufficiency?

Is rapid heart rate and low blood pressure with the shakes a sign of adrenal insufficiency?

It can be: However, it can be a cause of literally hundreds of other things, including anything that is causing dehydration. When we don't have enough liquid on board, the heart speeds up, blood pressure goes down and the body makes lots of adrenaline to counteract this, causing shakes and anxiety. Adrenal insufficiency can also do this. First thing, get hydrated! Second - call your doctor. ...Read more

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What do I have to look out for in recovery protein shakes?

What do I have to look out for in recovery protein shakes?

Protein Shakes: Watch out for the sugar content of protein shakes or protein bars. This is especially true if you a diabetic. Remember, sugar can be hidden in many substances, i.e. High fructose corn syrup. Always look at the calories per serving. ...Read more

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Can I loose weight with protein shakes?

Can I loose weight with protein shakes?

Protein: Any protein can help you loose weight by releasing glucagon which then in turn causes fat stores to be released. ...Read more

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I've been taking taurine powder in my protein shakes is this safe?

I've been taking taurine powder in my protein shakes is this safe?

Possibly however: Taurine is possibly safe for adults and children when taken by mouth in appropriate amounts. Taurine has been used safely in adults in studies lasting up to one year. It has been given safely to children for up to 4 months. People enrolled in research studies have not reported any side effects connected with the use of taurine. However, there is one report of brain damage in a body-builder who too. ...Read more

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I'm 17 years old and I'm going to the gym are protein shakes harmful to me?

Normal kidneys?: It is important to make sure that your kidneys are working properly and that you are consuming a protein combination that is safe for you. Generally most people can consume 1-1.5 grams/kg of protein and higher levels can be consumed by the level of activity. Please consult your doctor to understand what is safe for you. Too much protein and other additives in body building formulas can be harmf ...Read more

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Somebody said if I drink protein shakes it will thicken my body is that true?

Somebody said if I drink protein shakes it will thicken my body is that true?

Protein shakes: Protein shakes as a supplement to your diet will add protein and calories, so you should gain weight. Gaining weight and thickness though depends upon calories consumed versus calories burned. And you wish to gain muscle more than fat, so exercise wisely and avoid saturated fats in your diet. ...Read more

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Is too much protein bad for your health? I drink protein shakes and I don't know whether too much is bad for my health.

Is too much protein bad for your health? I drink protein shakes and I don't know whether too much is bad for my health.

Debatable: Too much protein can have adverse effects but it varies per person. There is controversy whether kidney damage may occur with excessive protein. One question to ask is whether large amounts of protein are necessary- the answer is typically "no." most active athletes need in the range of 0.6-1 gram/pound. So, if you weigh 200 pounds, then 120-200 grams is plenty. More than that serves no purpose. ...Read more

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If I'm lactose intolerant, should I avoid casein protein shakes?

If I'm lactose intolerant, should I avoid casein protein shakes?

Maybe...: There's more to milk than just lactose. Intolerance to milk may include problems with milk proteins or even with processing the fat component of milk. If your problem resolves with concomittant use of lactase enzyme when eating the same milk products (that cause gas & diarrhea in the absence of lactase) then lactose intolerance is likely. More elegant lactose intolerance testing is available too. ...Read more

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Do you think I should try protein shakes to help with my weight loss?

Do you think I should try protein shakes to help with my weight loss?

Why?: They won't help you lose weight, gain muscle or anything positive, although your wallet will lose weight. Save your money, and your health. Learn to eat and exercise properly for the rest of your life. Don't get medical info from friends, tv or the internet. Adding in "protein" shakes just adds in extra calories, which you don't need and is hard on your kidneys. ...Read more

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I have a high lipids level in my body. Should I change my diet to mostly protein and protein shakes?

No!!!: Talk to your dr, ask to see a dietitian or find a clinical lipidologist (dr. Board certified in lipid disorders) to help you. A high protein diet is hard on the kidneys and cannot be maintained for life, which is how long you want your lipids to be good. Consider omnivores dilemma or in defense of food. Also go to lipid. Org to find a lipid specialist near you. Healthy for life is the goal. ...Read more

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Should I replace some of my meals with protein shakes or bars? Will that help me gain muscle weight faster?

No: To gain muscle, you must increase strength training. Check with your local university, to see if there is an exercise physiologist. They can help you design a weight lifting program to help you build muscle. He correctly, limit soda, sugar, carbohydrates. Increase your protein, an increase your cardiovascular exercise. I hope this helps. ...Read more

Shaking (Definition)

Shaking is a symptom in which a person has tremors (shakiness or small back and forth movements) in part or all of his body. Shaking can be due to cold body temperatures, rising fever (such as with infections), neurological problems, medicine ...Read more


Protein (Definition)

Proteins are large molecules made up of a smaller class of molecules called amino acids. Proteins play an enormous role in the function of our bodies including enzymes, messengers, replicating dna, ...Read more