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Lower Creatine Levels Naturally
Lots of water: If high cr is due to intrinsic kidney disease, there is no way to realistically change it and no benefit to trying. Creatinine is not the problem, the broken kidney is the problem. If you lose a lot of muscle mass your creatinine will drop and you may drink a lot of water but these do not fix the kidney. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Can taking any supplement for a period of time lower the natural levels of the supplement after it is all done? Creatine, glucosamine, vitamins, etc?
Yes it can: Creatine, along with phosphate, occurs in the body naturally as a very important component of your energy metabolism system. Research has shown that the effects of supplements of combined creatine phosphate are due to increased muscle mass, making this supplement especially useful for athletes who are involved in "short burst" activities, such as lifting heavy weights, making tackles as a football. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Is drinking apple cider vinegar helpful to detoxify your liver? Does it lower urine pH levels and creatine? Is two days long enough to do this?
My doctor told me my creatinine level is too high and we should decrease the Prograf dose. What problem can a high creatine level cause?
Creatinine elevation: Creatinine, produced by muscle cells,is not toxic. The level in blood is a marker of kidney function. Increased level usually indicates reduced kidney function. Prograf is an extremely important medication for transplant patients to prevent immune rejection but can cause toxicity to kidneys. The dose has to be adjusted within a very narrow range to try to prevent both rejection and kidney injury. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Creatine is a: Body building supplement, creatinine is a breakdown product measured as a kidney test, and its clearance is a measure of kidney function. Creatine phospohokinase, cpk, is an energy carrying substance that can be released during muscle injury, heart attacks or strokes. Anormal creatinine is 1. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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