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Can creatine cause kidney failure or not?

Side Effects. Ingesting creatinine causes water to be pulled into cells and when taken without a whole bunch of water for rehydration could easily cause acute renal failure secondary to loss of circulating blood volume to the kidneys. The key here to creatine use is also taking in large valumes of water to avoid side effects. If you have abnormal kidney function already, i would not recommend taking creatine. Read more...
Possible . By itself, creatine is usually not toxic, and is actually a naturally occurring substance in the human body. However, it is known to cause inflammation in the kidney sometimes (interstitial nephritis) and is best avoided by people who have preexisting kidney damage. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/creatine/ns_patient-creatine/dsection=safety. Read more...

Does kidney failure typically cause urine pH fluctuations & protien in urine, but normal bun and creatine?

Renal failure. Renal failure implies the kidneys are not working. When that happens, BUN and serum creatinine rise. Ph fluctuations in urine are normal. Mild amounts of protein in urine can be normal. So, kidney failure can cause a whole bunch of urine changes, but BUN and creatinine have to be abnormal to make this diagnosis. Read more...

My bun was a 10 and my creatine was 0.8. Could I still have kidney failure or would those levels have to be high? I have protein in urine regularly!

Not Likely. Those are healthy kidney numbers. However, you can have other causes of proteinuria or renal insufficiency and should follow up with a nephrologist or your regular doctor. Read more...

If only my creatine level goes up, does it mean I have kidney disease?

Diagnosis. The creatinine going up does signify a process relating to the kidney, generally. There are reversible causes that have a good prognosis, like dehydration. Ask your doctor to clarify. Has this been going on a long time? How high is the creatinine? Read more...

If I have polycystic kidney disease (pkd), should I be using creatine?

Creatinine. Creatinine is muscle break down product, extremely useful in measuring renal function as kidneys help excrete it so obviously it builds up in body in renal failure as kidneys cannot get rid of it anymore. It does not have any function-- whatsoever-- to perform--- in maintaining or deteriorating renal health! However--- the bulkier the muscle mass-- the more is stress on kidneys in getting rid of i. Read more...