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Is creatine Kinase typically elevated in ALS patients?

Is creatine Kinase typically elevated in ALS patients?

Below: Serum creatine kinase (CK) levels were recorded in 100 patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). CK concentrations were elevated in 43% of the patients, with a mean level of 240 U/liter and a range of 59-1,327 U/liter (male normal less than 95 U/liter, female normal less than 59 U/liter). All patients with elevated CK had muscle weakness. Seven patients were initially misdiagnosed as hav ...Read more

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Can creatine with ritalin (methylphenidate) cause rhabdomyolysis?

Can creatine with ritalin (methylphenidate) cause rhabdomyolysis?

No advantage: There is no experimental/scientific evidence that there are performance or training advantages to using creatine supplements. There is increasing concern that nutritional supplements have the potential to produce negative outcomes in various organ systems with chronic use. My interpretation is that the only one who really benefits from creatine use is the person selling the creatine. ...Read more

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Aricept (donepezil hcl) useful for dementia Lewy body?

Aricept (donepezil hcl) useful for dementia Lewy body?

Seems to be: As it increases acetylcholine in the brain and that can improve attention deficits and cognitive fluctuations. ...Read more

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Does creatine kinase always increase with muscle injury?

Does creatine kinase always increase with muscle injury?

Yes?: CPK or ck is elevated in conditions of the muscles ( aldolase, SGOT and ldh too). We use it as screening because it's sensitivity. It may elevate with cholesterol medicines, also with heart attacks and with rhabdomyolysis ( when it is too high in the thousands may cause renal damage). After injury to large muscles ck may get elevated. ...Read more

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What supplements would lower creatine kinase levels. ?

What supplements would lower creatine kinase levels.

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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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Does creatine monohydrate effect people with epilepsy?

Does creatine monohydrate effect people with epilepsy?

Should be okay: I'm not aware of any reason to think that creatine, which is one of the bodybuilding / fitness supplements that really works, would be a problem for folks with seizures. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take concerta and creatine together? (36mg concerta + 1g creatine daily)

Is it safe to take concerta and creatine together? (36mg concerta + 1g creatine daily)

Not sure: I am not sure if it is helpful but some clinicians would argue that creatine can cause elevation or at least changes in mood and combining that with more psychoactive substances could lead to unpredictable results. I would talk to your prescribing doctor about your plans and see if there is an agreement that creatine is going to work well for your condition based on your history. Stay safe! ...Read more

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I was wondering is decacor creatine better than cell tech hardcore gainer creatine ?

I was wondering is decacor creatine better than cell tech hardcore gainer creatine ?

Creatine: creatine is creatine. There are many adds out there about various forms of creatine. I am not aware of one being better than the other. Also there is much hype about the benefits of creatine. Indeed it has been shown in some studies to increase muscle mass but in others it has no effect. Demand to see these scientific articles that these adds tout before paying so much money. ...Read more

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Blood work showed supine norepinephrine 183pg/ml, epinephrine 11, dopac 1204, dopa 2339; standing norep 639, epi 121, dopac 1099, dopa 1992, normal?

Blood work showed supine norepinephrine 183pg/ml, epinephrine 11, dopac 1204, dopa 2339;  standing norep 639, epi 121, dopac 1099, dopa 1992, normal?

Catecholamine levels: Not sure why you have done these levels, please provide the context, if elevated they suggest an hyper catecholamine state, adrenal tumor etc. ...Read more

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What alzheimer's drugs are prescribed for non-alzheimer's conditions?

What alzheimer's drugs are prescribed for non-alzheimer's conditions?

Off label: Situations which are non-fda approved. Virtually any cognitive loss or condition which affects intellect. For stroke-caused dementia, perhaps donepezil or galantamine (galantamine hydrobromide). For ms cognitive changes, both donepezil and rivastigmine fail, but maybe galantamine (galantamine hydrobromide) helps here. Parkinson's dementia very different from alz, and Exelon patch likely best. Head trauma hard to decide. ...Read more

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Any ways to prevent shaking taking levodopa (l-dopa) for Parkinson's disease?

Any ways to prevent shaking taking levodopa (l-dopa) for Parkinson's disease?

I think you mean....: I suspect you mean you're on l-dopa, but you're still having tremor. Don't just add more sinemet--instead add Azilect (rasagiline) to boost your natural Dopamine and the Dopamine you get from l-dopa! this helps more fully and consistently suppress tremor, slowness & stiffness! another option would be adding amantidine to l-dopa. This often improves incomplete tremor relief by l-dopa thru glutamate antagonism. ...Read more

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The creatine kinase high whole trembles two year mood easy excited strict neurasthenia help me!

The creatine kinase high whole trembles two year mood easy excited strict neurasthenia help me!

Symptoms: you need to get to medical evaluation and treatment if necessary. From out here can only advise you to do that. Many possibilities ...Read more

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Does whey protein or creatine causes premature ejaculation?

Does whey protein or creatine causes premature ejaculation?

No Connection: Whey protein/creatine should have no effect on ejaculation. Age, stimulation, certain medications might affect pe. ...Read more

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Can i mix c4 extreme (creatine nitrate) with my 5g of creatine monohydrate?

Can i mix c4 extreme (creatine nitrate) with my 5g of creatine monohydrate?

You should not be: mixing any creatine products. Main reason is because each creatine product have its own chemical formula, and mixing them may reduce their absorption rate in your digestive system. Take them separately, or better yet sick with 1 formulation that works for you after you have experimented. Good luck and thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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I take adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). I also workout. I started some supplements. Are there any interactions, please be specific. Supplements are creatine monohydrate, l-arginine, and whey protein with glutamine.

I take adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine).  I also workout.  I started some supplements.  Are there any interactions, please be specific. Supplements are creatine monohydrate, l-arginine, and whey protein with glutamine.

Generally none: Supplements with Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) should have no problem but some people have problems with supplements. Start with one supplement at a time give it at least one month then add another if no problems with your body. Looks like your trying to build muscle mass. Good luck. ...Read more

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My s.Creatine is 1.3 , I am a male 30 years old. Will i need treatment?

My s.Creatine is 1.3 , I am a male 30 years old. Will i need treatment?

Not necessarily: Your creatine can be elevated if you are dehydrated or if you have increased muscle mass. You should try drinking plenty of water and get it rechecked. You may not need any treatment if you are large with lots of muscle. ...Read more

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S. Creatine increased from 1.6 to 2.2 in 6-8 months (was under hyperkalemia at 5.7 constant - due to betablocker, but now at 3.5). Type 2 diabatic.?

S. Creatine  increased from 1.6 to 2.2 in 6-8 months (was under hyperkalemia at 5.7 constant - due to betablocker, but now at 3.5). Type 2 diabatic.?

Diabetes longterm: With poor control will cause kidney disease. The answer to your question depends on many factors, particularly if you are indeed a diabetic. How well or poorly controlled it has been, other risk factors for kidney disease like hypertension, age, lipids, smoking status, medications, etc. ...Read more

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How much creatine is to much?

How much creatine is to much?

Huh?: Unsure what you mean? Creatine is a supplement used for muscle building during exercise. Everyone is different regarding the safety of this supplement. It can affect your kidneys so speak with your doctor to make sure if ok for you. ...Read more

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What could creatine do for you?

What could creatine do for you?

Creatine.: Creatine in doses of 1000 to 5000mg daily has been shown to increase muscle mass, muscle size and muscle energy stores. Creatine must be taken with lots of water throughout the day, and doses must not exceed 5000mg daily to avoid impairment of kidney function. The dose can be taken all at once, preferably after exercise to facilitate ATP store replenishment in the muscles after exercise. ...Read more

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Im 17 is it okay for me to.Take creatine?

Im 17 is it okay for me to.Take creatine?

Risks involved: Creatine is a legal and the most popular performance-enchancing nutritional supplement. Although it will not help in aerobic sports, which require endurance, it has been shown to be assistive in short-duration, high-intensity exercises, such as weightlifting. If you use it, some potential adverse effects include weight gain and acute interstitial nephritis (inflammation of the kidney). ...Read more

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Is creatine good for athletes.??(cricketers

Is creatine good for athletes.??(cricketers

Creatine.: Creatine in doses of 1000 to 5000mg daily has been shown to increase muscle mass, muscle size and muscle energy stores. Creatine must be taken with lots of water throughout the day, and doses must not exceed 5000mg daily to avoid impairment of kidney function. The dose can be taken all at once, preferably after exercise to facilitate ATP store replenishment in the muscles after exercise. ...Read more

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What could happen if I stop using creatine?

What could happen if I stop using creatine?

Probably nothing.: Most supplements R over rated or abused. So B careful of what you put into your body. ...Read more

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Is creatine harmful for teenagers? Please advise!

Is creatine harmful for teenagers? Please advise!

Read this first...: http://www.webmd.com/cancer/news/20150416/muscle-building-supplements-cancer

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Bcaa vs creatine, which is better?

Bcaa vs creatine, which is better?

BCAA and nutrition: Branch chain amino acids is a measurement used to assess the nutritional status of a patient with chronic kidney disease. It is not a measure of kidney function per se. Malnutrion is common in patients with chronic kidney disease especially on dialysis and this appears to be a more sensitive test than serum albumin which usually drops later in the progression of renal disease. ...Read more

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Is protein and creatine safe ?

Is protein and creatine safe ?

Protein , creatine: Our concern is the long term effects of these substances. They are not what yhey are cracked up to be in the popular press. ...Read more

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Can I Use Creatine When I Have G6pd?

Can I Use Creatine When I Have G6pd?

You mean G6PD def: the condition called G6PD deficiency the lack of such enzyme could cause problem like hemolysis in the blood creatine is not one of the product that will lead to a problem it is safe to take but the same time people who use this product have to monitor their liver function and the kidney function so stay in touch with your physician ...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