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SOOBIES SparkPoints: (993)
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4/11/13 1:26 P

Creatinine (a byproduct of protein break down and kidney's are involved) however it is not related to creatine use (at least in the general population of users who have no prior kidney problems). There are few things I've learned about this since my daughter contracted E Coli and had kidney damage, because I researched all things creatinine during that.

For the general healthy exercising population, creatinine will fluctuate a bit, this is normal, unless you have an extremely high marker for it then there is really nothing to worry about. A few things can contribute to higher levels on otherwise normal check ups, such as not drinking enough water, recent bouts of endurance activity, strenuous exercise and not eating enough (muscle wasting going on in the body, your muscle is also protein and when you lose weight quickly, or lots of it being muscle, the kidney's still have to process those byproducts). So a few different things contribute to it fluctuating. Unless you start to get extreme water retention issues, abdominal bloat that doesn't seem to be food related, urinary tract problems and it doesn't elevate any further, you're fine (doctor will say the same thing and keep an eye on it). A few things you can do to help with kidney health is eat more cabbage, cauliflower, spinach, ginger, asparagus, garlic, onion, berries, apples, more fish, less red meat. Also drink more water, cut back on caffeine/alcohol further if you partake and make note of how much potassium/phosphorus rich foods are are eating as well. Hopefully your doctor will have more answers for you though!

Edited by: SOOBIES at: 4/11/2013 (13:36)
BRITTTURTLE Posts: 236
4/11/13 1:00 P

I'd consult my doc!

DIDS70 Posts: 5,070
4/11/13 12:31 P

i have also found that while I am waiting for an appointment with the doctor, my pharmacist can also answer some of the questions. They should be able to help with interactions. i had to adjust a few things.

TONKA14 Posts: 4,947
4/11/13 10:47 A

Be sure you have spoken with your medical provider about the supplements you have been taking and seek advice regarding their continuation. As stated, your medical provider is best to advise you about the situation and to talk about your concerns regarding your kidneys.

Coach Tanya

NIRERIN Posts: 11,990
4/11/13 7:31 A

if you have cut carbs and fat then you have to have increased protein. all foods are either carbs, fat or protein and everything you eat adds up to 100%. so if you reduce 2 of those things, the other one has to be increased, which in this case would be protein.

JACKIE7599 SparkPoints: (86)
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4/10/13 11:24 P

Well maybe this is the reason, since I've been putting on muscle.

Generally creatinine levels in the blood remain unchanged from day to day because muscle mass usually stays the same. Taking certain medicines, eating a lot of meat or building muscles through weight training or other exercise may show higher amounts of creatinine, even in those who do not have chronic kidney disease

JACKIE7599 SparkPoints: (86)
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4/10/13 9:27 P

I haven't taken in anymore protein. Just cut carbs and fatty foods. I hope my Dr has a answer. emoticon

BUNNYVUNE Posts: 110
4/10/13 9:18 P

While you're waiting to speak with your doctor about your supplements, keep an eye on your protein intake. If you've been eating it in excess, it can cause your kidneys undue stress, and since you're creatinine is elevated, you'll want to avoid that. Also, stay hydrated.

DRAGONCHILDE SparkPoints: (57,097)
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4/10/13 9:00 P

This would really be a question for your doctor, I'm afraid. NOne of us could begin to speculate the cause of your elevated creatine levels.

JACKIE7599 SparkPoints: (86)
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4/10/13 8:34 P

I just had my blood work done and received my results today. I was comparing this one from last 6 months ago. My creatinine has gone up. I'm right on the limit for women. I haven't been taking creatine. Only thing I changed was some pills I started taking but as far as I know there is no creatine in them. It is GNC stimulant free pills called Physio Burn. They have CLA, Green Tea and Trisynex. Only reason I'm worried is because the creatinine is part of the kidneys and is a big thing about kidney failure and such.

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