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Doctor insights on: Taking Creatine In Well Controlled Hypothyroid

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Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

When the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more


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Blood test results showing high creatine 1.28 and low egfr 55. Glucose is normal but 99. All were normal 6mo ago. No diabetes. Hypothyroid&Hashmotos.

Blood test results showing high creatine 1.28 and low egfr 55. Glucose is normal but 99. All were normal 6mo ago. No diabetes. Hypothyroid&Hashmotos.

Kidney disease: What you are describing is stage 3 Kidney disease, but the labs should be repeated along with urine protein level. If you have high blood pressure, it needs to be controlled. There is treatment to prevent or delay worsening, so talk to your doctor! ...Read more

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Hypothyroid for 34 yrs. Normally well controlled on Synthroid. Lately symptoms severe. Last lab TPO <6, TAB 3.5 but TSH 0.124, T4 2.07 & Thyrox 13.9?

Hypothyroid for 34 yrs. Normally well controlled on Synthroid. Lately symptoms severe. Last lab TPO <6, TAB 3.5 but TSH 0.124, T4 2.07 & Thyrox 13.9?

Thyroid symptoms. : If you are experiencing symptoms that remind you of hypothyroidism but your numbers are acceptable, then you need to investigate other possible reasons for your symptoms. ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I take allmax micronized pure german creatine and it doesn't mix well with milk or water. Need suggestions?

What do you recommend if I take allmax micronized pure german creatine and it doesn't mix well with milk or water. Need suggestions?

Drink water!!!!: These products are not FDA regulated & recommended. Check the list for other ingredients. There is an increase incident of herbal nephropathy in USA and worldwide. Excessive of creatinine use and muscle mass will put a burden on Kidney. If you decide to take it, drink plenty of water (>3 liter/d), check kidney function and CPK periodically. Above all take to your PCP before using it. ...Read more

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I'm a vegetarian, I do 30 minutes of high intensity intervals, my diet is healthy and sleep well. If I take 3 grams of creatine per day, I'll get fat?

I'm a vegetarian, I do 30 minutes of high intensity intervals, my diet is healthy and sleep well. If I take 3 grams of creatine per day, I'll get fat?

Stay hydrated: Your exercise regimen is commendable. Taking 3 grams of creatnine will not make u fat however this dose may be excessive for your kidneys. I would consult a nutritionist and definitely stay hydrated if your take any amount of creatine. ...Read more

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Is there a good way for me to properly take creatine?

Is there a good way for me to properly take creatine?

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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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 as well. ...Read more

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Creatine complex supplements good or bad?

Creatine complex supplements good or bad?

Fairly ok: Out of all bodybuilding supplmements, creatine seems to be on of the few that has proven efficacy and benign side effects, make sure you have a normal kidney and liver function before you take them. ...Read more

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Is nitric oxide and creatine is good for body?

Is nitric oxide and creatine is good for body?

They're okay: Creatine is well-established as an effective and apparently safe way to bulk your muscles faster as you do resistance training. Nitric oxide supplements may just be arginine, a common Amino Acid that you might enjoy taking better in the form of a nice steak. You are very smart to be working out and even smarter for staying off steroids -- every guy I know who's tried them has been sorry. ...Read more

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What's a good powder protein or creatine to take?

What's a good powder protein or creatine to take?

Not known: Creatine and protien power are popular supplement among body builders who are trying to add muscle mass. No guideline or FDA recommnedation. Excessive of creatinine use and muscle mass will put a burden on Kidney. If you decide to take it, drink plenty of water (>3 liter/d), check kidney function & CPK. Talk to PCP and know your health before using them. ...Read more

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Is creatine good to take for chronic pain or post working out?

Is creatine good to take for chronic pain or post working out?

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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My creatine kinase levels were at 56, is this a good reading, what does this mean?

My creatine kinase levels were at 56, is this a good reading, what does this mean?

Not much: You are probably not having a heart attack, some illness that seriously damages your muscles, and are also probably not in heavy athletic training or doing really hard manual work. We have a saying in pathology, "look at the person, not the numbers." hope all else is okay, thanks for writing. ...Read more

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What's a good workout to gain muscle fast but healthy. Also, is creatine good for you?

What's a good workout to gain muscle fast but healthy. Also, is creatine good for you?

Lift weights: No shortcuts here. Lift weights and eat more and you will gain muscle. Add more lean protein to your diet. Lift more and lift heavy. Focus on proper form above how much weight you are pushing. ...Read more

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Is Walmart protein and creatine good? Does it work? Or should I good to GNC and buy from there?

Is Walmart protein and creatine good? Does it work? Or should I good to GNC and buy from there?

Either or: Once you get past the protein type (whey vs soy vs casein etc), the best protein powder is really the one that you'll use. Pick one that tastes good, and you'll be more likely to use it. Good luck! ...Read more

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Well my dad is suffering from kidney problem. He's 52 weight: 106kg creatine: 6.2 (currently) I wish to avoid dialysis but your wor?

Well my dad is suffering from kidney problem. 
He's 52
weight: 106kg
creatine: 6.2 (currently)

I wish to avoid dialysis but your wor?

Unlikely: With a creatinine of 6.2 his kidneys are failing and not filtering the blood. Without dialysis, he will become septic and could die. Looks to me as you really don't have a choice at least right now. If something acutely caused his cr to rise than treating that could keep him from needing dialysis chronically. ...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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Is creatine HCl good or dangerous?

Is creatine HCl good or dangerous?

Controversial!: Talk to your md before taking creatine or creatine supplements. Creatine use in high school and college athletes(esp. Football and track)has increased tremendously in the past 15 -20 years. Some studies suggest increase performance w/ creatine use in short, " burst" type activities such as sprinting. They are" legal" by ncaa ; but cannot be dispensed by the college. Side effects? Cramping/wt. Gain. ...Read more

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How do I control the blood creatine?

How do I control the blood creatine?

Not enough info: Do you mean creatine or creatinine? How high is the CPK level and what is the underlying cause of the elevation? You need to provide these answers before anyone can address your question. Also, make sure which substance you actually are asking about. ...Read more

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Help please! Is creatine any good for building muscle?

Help please! Is creatine any good for building muscle?

Use appropriately : Creatine is naturally found in the body and is important in the process of supplying the energy for muscles to work. When used appropriately, can be helpful in refueling the muscle immediately after a work out. However, one of the side effects is drawing water into the muscle tissue and out of circulation basically causing a relative dehydration. Muscle cramping, stomach cramping and nausea can occur. ...Read more

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Is my level of creatine kinase, total, serum @143 good, range is 24-204?

Is my level of creatine kinase, total, serum @143 good, range is 24-204?

Yes and no: Creatine kinase is meaningful only if the number is way-high and there's reason to worry about rhabdomyolysis, heart attack, carrying muscular dystrophy, or a few others. Most folk who exercise heavily have creatine kinases above the "reference range", which is just the lab's number for most ordinary folks who aren't actually sick. Don't look at numbers; look at your health -- why not go run? ...Read more

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Is it good to take creatine with blitz cycle pills?

Is it good to take creatine with blitz cycle pills?

Not known: These products are not FDA regualted and safetly profile of the ingredients are not known. The protiens & Creatine are popular supplement among body builders who are trying to add muscle mass. Excessive of creatinine use and muscle mass will put a burden on Kidney. Talk to your doctor and know your health status before using them ...Read more

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Help please? What is a good and effective creatine brand?

Monohydrate powder.: Creatine Monohydrate was the form used in the original studies which showed the efficacy of Creatine. And the powders are better absorbed than the pills. No more than five grams daily, and drink lots of water throughout the day. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is creatine good to take after working out?

Can you tell me is creatine good to take after working out?

Creatine: Creatine is a small molecule that helps with initial activity energy. It holds onto phosphorous in the muscle cells. Therefore, maintaining maximum creatine in muscle cells will allow increase sets, help sprinting workouts, it will pull water into muscles.
So creatine after workouts, does not match its intent but ok if you took it every day after your work outs cause that works for you. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is good take creatine and whey protein?

Can you tell me is good take creatine and whey protein?

Creatine: Creatine is a small molecule that helps with initial activity energy. It holds onto phosphorous in the muscle cells. Therefore, maintaining maximum creatine in muscle cells will allow increase sets, help sprinting workouts, it will pull water into muscles.
Whey protein has important branch chain Amino Acids that can help after lifting. Both the best legal supplements for lifting. ...Read more