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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?
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
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
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
Creatine supplement: One 28-day study found that 20 gm/d produced statistically significant increases in strength, body weight, and fat-free mass. A summary of 31 studies of repetitive, short-duration (< 30 secs), high-intensity tasks suggest that oral creatine supplements can modestly improve performance. Adverse effects: rash, dyspnea, vomiting, diarrhea, nervousness, anxiety, fatigue, migraine, myopathy, & seizures. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
0.6 to 1.2: Normal creatinine is 0.6-1,2. Body mass, pregnancy, muscle mass, age, sex and state of hydration can effect the value. A large muscular man may have a higher creatinine than a small old lady with little muscle. Weight lifters with large muscle masses can have sometimes creatinines which exceed normal levels but when renal function is measured in other ways function is normal. ...Read more
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