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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

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


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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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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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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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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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What causes a black kidney stone?

What causes a black kidney stone?

Black kidney stone: The only sure way to tell what a kidney stone is made of is to send it off to a lab for analysis. Once it is complete, you will have a non-speculative answer to your question. ...Read more

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What are the causes of frequent kidney stone?

What are the causes of frequent kidney stone?

Yes: There can be a myriad of reasons a person produces kidney stones. Dietary factors and hydration play a role, but in most case, there is some metabolic predisposition. Having a family member who had kidney stones increases one's risk of having stones as well. A work-up to determine the cause of stones is warranted if you have had more than one episode. See your urologist. ...Read more

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Do beets cause kidney stones?

Do beets cause kidney stones?

Beets and stones: Beets are rich in oxalate; calcium oxalate forms 80% of stones in adults; many foods contain oxalate, only nine foods are believed to increase importantly in the urine and then promote kidney stone formation. They are: beets, spinach, rhubarb, strawberries, nuts, chocolate, tea, wheat bran, and all dry beans It is best to avoid these foods. Drinking 3 to 4 liters per day of fluid is essential. ...Read more

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What causes heat on kidney stone?

What causes heat on kidney stone?

Kidney stone: What do you mean by heat on a kidney stone. Never heard this term. ...Read more

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Can osteobi-flex cause kidney stones?

Can osteobi-flex cause kidney stones?

No: If you are using glucosamine/chondroitin as a dietary supplement to manage osteoarthritis symptoms, its use is controversial; and there is no proven clinical benefit. Therefore, I would not advise using it, even though there are few risks associated with its use. ...Read more

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Can kidney stones cause gurgling noises?

Can kidney stones cause gurgling noises?

Not usually: Kidney stones usually do not cause gurgling noises. ...Read more

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Docs, could 0.2mm kidney stone cause issues?

Docs, could 0.2mm kidney stone cause issues?

Yes, occasionally...: I assumed you meant a stone of <2 mm, not <0.2 mm. Largely, a stone <4 mm has an 80% of chance to pass spontaneously in 2 weeks with expected coping with pain, but it doesn't mean a stone of 2 mm will always pass; in fact, occasionally, a stone of 2 mm may still require intervention. So, it's said: despite medical advance, all care is still based on indirect evidence from past experience... ...Read more

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What is the cause of frequent kidney stones?

Kidney stones: Most kidney stone do not have a definite cause, dehydration is common, inmobilization causes calcium loss from bones, kidney filtration defects, hyperfunction of the parathyroid gland, malabsortion from the GI tract, congenital renal defects (renal tubular acidosis, medullary sponge kidneys), gout, drug diamox, (acetazolamide) some diuretics. ...Read more

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What can cause a person to have kidney stones?

What can cause a person to have kidney stones?

Many causes: In women the most common cause is not drinking enough water. In men, the most common is too much calcium in the urine and there are several causes for this. Find an expert in the metabolic evaluation of kidney stones, usually an endocrinologist, or go to a major medical center with a stone clinic. We can prevent over 90% of recurrences with proper evaluation and treatment of the underlying cause. ...Read more

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What causes kidney stones to form and who gets them?

Very serious: There are different causes and different treatments. If you've had 2 episodes, you need a full workup. This done by an urologist or endocrinologist. Kidney stones are horrible and must be taken seriously, but the usual procedure is a w/u on the 2nd round. ...Read more

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Is it really the case that tomotoes cause kidney stones?

Sometimes: The nyu langone medical center recommends limiting your intake of tomatoes and avoiding tomato paste if you suffer from stones

read more: http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/496960-what-are-dangers-of-eating-tomatoes/#ixzz2qdui4yqp. ...Read more

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What types of things cause kidney stones? Please list them?

What types of things cause kidney stones? Please list them?

Kidney stones: There are several types of kidney stones so to a large degree the causative dietary items depend on composition. Most stones are calcium oxylate. Calcium intake is mot really the culprit. Oxylic acid often is though. There is likely a genetic predisposition for many, if not most, stone formers. Drinking enough fluid to make 2 liters of urine per day is the cornerstone of prevention for most. ...Read more

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What are the causes of kidney stones and how can they be avoided?

Depends: There are several types of kidney stones and preventative measures are dictated by the composition of the stones. One universally helpful therapy is hydration. Kidney stone formers shoud strive to make 2 liters or more of urine daily. Most people fall far short of this. ...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


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Kidney Stones (Definition)

Small, hard mineral deposits made of minerals and acid salts that form inside your kidneys. They can be extremely painful until they pass or are ...Read more