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No specific benefit: Creatine has been shown to possibly improve performance in short duration high intensity anaerobic efforts. Marfan's syndrome is a disorder of connective tissue--creatine might help you increase the number of reps or speed/power of a specific aerobic exercise but won't have any specific benefit related to underlying marfan's. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Yes: No studies have shown creatine improving performance for endurance athletes. It has been shown to improve maximal lifting weight when creatine is used along with resistance training. No effect was shown in women or older men. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. A diet high in protein would assist in muscle growth when taken along with resistance training. ...Read more
Ok to take fish oil, protein powder, creatine and lift weights which will increase testosterone if I am suffering from hair loss and want to prevent it?
OK but won't help.: All of those things (or at least the weight lifting) will be good for your general health. Unfortunately, increasing testosterone won't affect hair loss, which has to do with the hormone receptors in the hair shafts themselves. The only proven hair loss preventatives are rogaine, (minoxidil) which is otc, and finasteride, a prescription med that your doctor can prescribe if you have no contraindications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No ...: Consuming such supplement should not affect your semen volume or sperm quality. But its commons use for bodybuilders and athletes has made many people to link its use with steroid and lead its users to unnecessarily worry about possible effect on sperms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi, i'm 36 years old , i'm prescribed aderall XR 120, wellbutrin (bupropion) 225 mg and ketamine. I take creatine, would creatine and ketamine be tough on kidneys?
Yes.: Creatine can cause muscle damage and can overload your kidneys causing acute renal failure. I also think your Adderall is excessive along with your wellbutrin, (bupropion) both used for adhd and this medications taking at these doses for long periods of time could also damage your liver.Please go back to your pcp and get checked. Be careful. ...Read more
Side effects: Creatine is a drug-enhancing performance supplement. Little studies done for the teens under age of 18. Side effects, especially when taking in excess: weight gain, anxiety, breathing difficulty, diarrhea, fatigue, fever, headache, kidney problems, nausea, vomiting, rash, stomach upset. Taking with other drugs: tylenol, (acetaminophen) caffeine, ephedra may increase side effect. ...Read more
My kidney area(or kidney) would sometimes pulse. I have used creatine but been off of it for about a year . I drink plenty of water. Causes?
More likely muscular: If by "kidney area" you mean mid-back to one side or the other, i would think that it is more likely that you're feeling symptoms related to the musculature of the back, e.g., muscle spasm, than due to the kidney. Kidney's can hurt, when swollen or inflamed, e.g., when infected, but this is less likely to be an intermittent problem. A simple urine test can rule out infection. ...Read more
Check with company: Creatine supplements are not regulated by the fda. You may find some reviews of various creatine supplements....Find one that also has analysis on what the supplements actually contain. Many supplements are full of other components outside of what you think you are buying (since they are not regulated). Check with your gym or a fitness magazine who has reviewed them as well. ...Read more