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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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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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Recent kidney transplanted (12.18.13) in and out of hospital due hydration. Feeling good after 3mos;. creatine level up to 5.+ No signs of rejection?

Recent kidney transplanted (12.18.13) in and out of hospital due hydration.  Feeling good after 3mos;. creatine level  up to 5.+ No signs of rejection?

Follow your Doc...: Clinically, you are optimizing the benefit of kidney transplant, but when and when is the landing point of post-kidney transplant recovery remain to be seen. For the ongoing care, it would be more & most reasonable and beneficial to closely work with your existing nephrologist and PCP than guessing online. Best wish... ...Read more

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What is the normal creatine level in general population?

What is the normal creatine level in general population?

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 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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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 everyday after your work outs cause that works for you. ...Read more

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What is a normal creatine level typically?

What is a normal creatine level typically?

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 more

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How can I lower my creatine level?

How can I lower my creatine level?

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 more